Well it’s been a good little spell since I updated my blog. As I sat here and realized just how long it’s been – I had to smile and say “thanks God” because the truth of the matter is, I’ve been feeling great and been quite busy going about life. How awesome is it that I’ve been so busy I completely didn’t think about blogging! 🙂 Small steps!
These steroids must be working……..I’m feeling much better and no coughing, etc., even though I still have another week of meds left before I complete the regimen. I will be thankful to finish up the steroids. Good grief ya’ll…….I’m eating every thing in sight! I’m not a huge “sweets” person – I typically prefer two helpings of meat and potatoes over sweets…….but lately…….oh my! We have been making s’mores in the oven wayyyy more than we should……..and I made a lemon pie because I could not stop thinking about lemon pie! Totally out of character for me! I will be big as a Buick if I don’t hurry up and get off these steroids! Lordy!
So we spent Easter with our family at Myrtle Beach. We had a great time – laughing, eating, shopping and just hanging out. For several years now the Methodist church a few blocks away has held Easter Sunrise Service on the beach a couple blocks up from our condo. We were there the very first year they held the service and it was a handful of folks in attendance and lots of technical difficulties…..you know, the typical growing pains when you are trying something new. The next year there were a few more people…….and golly gee, I’d be afraid to guess how many folks showed up this past Sunday for the Sunrise Service. HUNDREDS for sure! It was an enormous crowd. Kudos to the folks at Trinity UMC for all their hard work in organizing this wonderful worship service. Check out these awesome pics!
Easter has always been a special time of year for me……..but now it holds even more significance to me personally. You see, last year Easter came a little later in the year. It was on April 15th to be exact. I am too old for all this “selfie” craze (thank goodness)! But last year, CC wasn’t able to go with us to the beach for Easter because he had to work. We were sitting out on the beach, and I took a “selfie” and texted it to him to say thanks for working hard so I could play hard (or something to that effect). I had forgotten about that picture until recently when I was going through the photos on my phone. I saw my picture and took note of the date. April 15th, 2017. Unbelievable! This picture was taken 3 days before my yearly physical with Dr. Frenduto when this whole mess started. Three days before my personal “shit storm”! How crazy that I could look so “well” and “healthy” in that picture and not have any idea what was lurking in my body.
2017 was full of doctors appointments, tests, chemo and radiation, and unfortunately my treatments spilled over into 2018 as well….but we finally wrapped that mess up. And this Easter…….I was back at the beach with my family…….. fully aware of just how blessed I was to be there……things had come full-circle and I’d celebrated my own personal “resurrection” experience, so to speak. I’d endured some dark days over the past year – but God saw me through those tough days and continues to guide me through the days ahead. To think that Jesus endured the Cross for me……for my sins……for my cancer!!
So this Easter was pretty stinking special. As I watched the sun rise on Easter Sunday………I was pure thankful. I find myself living more “in the moment” now. Truly trying to soak every thing in…….and not miss a thing.
I know it’s a little late given Easter has passed – but the video below is a favorite of mine. No matter how dark your Friday(s)……..it’s okay, because Sunday’s coming! It’s worth sharing even if it’s a little late!
I’d like to give a big shout out to my friend and fellow cancer warrior Miriam. She finished up her treatments today. Well done, my friend! So happy you have this behind you now! God is good. She rocked this cancer #likeaboss!
Happy Weekend! Make every minute of it count!
Matthew 28:6 The Message (MSG)
5-6 The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here. He was raised, just as he said. Come and look at the place where he was placed. 7 “Now, get on your way quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He is risen from the dead. He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there.’ That’s the message.”