25 Years Old


I’m pretty sure that after people turn 21, they don’t usually tell people outright how old they are. Well I am proud to say that I turned 25 years old yesterday! I am so thankful for those 25 years that God has blessed me with and I will tell anyone who wants to know how old I am. I am thankful that I am still alive and cancer-free! God obviously had bigger plans for me and I’m thankful for each year he gives me! I pray that he uses me in ways I never could have imagined.

As you know, I had chemo last week and am now down to just two left. My blood counts are still really low, I got sick again that evening, and I don’t remember much about the actual day of chemo, so nothing new. πŸ™‚ It still seems to be taking longer to recover each time but the doctor said that is pretty typical since you are just adding more chemo drugs to your body each time. I think I can make it through two more!

I had a great birthday weekend! On Friday evening, I had dinner with my family and then Will and I made a pallet in the living room floor and watched a movie! That is one of my favorite things to do and worked out well since I still wasn’t feeling too hot! Saturday, Will took me shopping for my birthday, I sat by the pool with my friend Emily, grilled out with Will, and then had ice cream with Emily! Sunday, on my actual birthday, my family and I watched church online, went out to Boomer lake to get a little exercise, laid by the pool, and then had dinner along with Will’s family at the neighbor’s house! It was a wonderful weekend and I couldn’t have asked for any better! I have such wonderful friends and family and am so thankful for each one of them!

We don’t really have much planned for this week besides cheering on the Thunder!! If you aren’t aware of who I am talking about, Oklahoma City has a fairly new NBA team called the OKC Thunder and they made it to the NBA Finals this year! We are big fans and you could be sure that I would be going to some games if I was allowed to be around that many people! My parents and Will are getting to go to some games but Nanny and I will just cheer them on from home!

While doing my Beth Moore bible study this week, I read a scripture from 2 Corinthians 12 which talked about Paul pleading with God to remove a thorn in his side. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” This verse spoke to me because the end of this journey is getting to be very long and trying. I have to remember that God’s grace is enough to get me through and His power is made perfect in my weakness. I know that with Him, I can endure. Thank you so much for your prayers! Just two more to go!

4 responses »

  1. Happy happy birthday!!! I’ve been following your blog and continue to be amazed by you! I am so glad you are reaching the end of your treatments. I know you can do 2 more but I’m sure it is getting very difficult!
    Please tell your family hello for me. I know they have certainly been by your side through it all

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