A lot has been going on since I last wrote a post. This past weekend we headed to Kansas City for my cousin Courtney’s wedding and had so much fun! Courtney was a beautiful bride and it was so great to be able to be there with her and share those special memories with her. The wedding turned out perfectly and it was so much fun seeing all my old friends from high school as well! I seriously have the best friends a girl could possibly ask for. I think I hold all my friendships a little more dearly to my heart after going through something like this and I can’t imagine life without them.
We got back to town on Sunday in time to go to our neighbor Terry’s surprise retirement party! Our neighbor’s are like our family and are so special to us. Their twin daughters were in town for the party and it was so nice to be able to see them and visit with them for a little while. Terry was such a wonderful teacher for many years but I am so excited that she is now retired and gets to relax a little! She is always doing something for someone else so it was good that we were able to celebrate her and show her how great she is!
Today is Nanny’s birthday! We are having a great day celebrating Nanny today. As you already know, I am so thankful for her in my life and can’t imagine what it would be like without her here during this time. I took a walk with her this morning, we went to lunch with Will and his parents, Caroline and I took her shopping this afternoon, and tonight my family is taking her out to eat in Oklahoma City! All in all, I think she has had a wonderful day! I am so glad she is down here with us so we can show her just how special she is to us!
As you can see, we have been pretty busy the past several days. Luckily, I have felt pretty good and have been able to enjoy all the celebrations! Tomorrow, I go back for another round of chemotherapy. Although I really dread those days, I am glad that after tomorrow I just have two more left. The first thing Nanny said to me this morning was “exactly one month from today and you will be finished.” That is so very exciting to me! I absolutely cannot wait to be finished with all of this!
While I am more than ready for this to be over, I am so thankful for all that God has taught me through all of this. I have learned more than anything to not sweat the small stuff. God is in control of every little thing in our lives so we might as well not worry about it and turn it all over to Him. I am reading a book right now called “The Great Eight.” It’s written by a World Champion figure skater who had testicular cancer and then a brain tumor which destroyed his pituitary gland. I have only begun to read it but it’s already so inspiring because he talks about how even after going through something so life changing, he is so much happier now than he was before he went through all of it. I have only gotten through his first key to happiness but it was always trusting your “Almighty Coach.” He refers to God as the Almighty Coach and he couldn’t be more right! God has definitely been my coach through all of this and I don’t know what I would do without my faith in Him. Thanks again for your prayers and I ask that you keep them coming for ONE MORE MONTH!!