Thursday, September 9, 2010

Forgetting About Our Troubles for a Day....

For the first time in two months and three surgeries we were able to go out and spend a day having so much fun. Much of the past two months have been surgery and then recovery then repeat 2 more times.  Today was what we both needed. Out of the house and not thinking about "things" instead we just had fun.

We went shopping at  a couple different stores and I got a few new shirts and a pair of sandals (retail therapy maybe? haha) We had lunch at a really yummy local Chinese food restaurant and this was my fortune :)
I text it to everyone in my family...We all loved it ;)

After lunch both rocking our USC gear. I need to let ya'll know that its hard for my Arkansas Razorback, SEC lovin'  husband to sport USC gear but they've been so good to us so he's trying...Ive always loved I know why ;)

After lunch we headed out to Disneyland for the rest of the afternoon/ night.  We had to stay on the kiddie rides since I still have stitches in from my MediPort surgery but it was still fun. We walked around, watched the Celebrate! street parade and just spent some good worry-free time together. We didn't talk about whats going on we had a normal day just like a day that we would have had just two shorts months ago (man, everyday life is precious..don't take it for granted..we've learned so much from this). On our way home we stopped and grabbed ice cream for dessert. It was a perfect day for the two of us. 

No word yet from City of Hope and we're ok with that. The cancer is slow growing and we're guessing that's why they haven't been able to move this one up. Other people must need the doctor more right now. Everything else has worked out so perfectly and in Gods plan so we trust and know that there's a reason its hasn't been changed and like I said we're ok with it. But we have the appointment next Thursday the 16th and then we're hoping to start chemo the next Monday.   

I'm cutting my hair tomorrow night. A friend of mine is a stylist and is cutting my moms hair and mine. Mom is doing it in support of me.  I haven't decided how short I'm going to go but I do know I want to donate it to Locks of Love. I'll be losing it anyway so why not donate it, keeping it short so when I do lose wont be as bad. I'm sad about my hair I've been growing it long for a few years now and haven't dyed it in over four years. But I know its just hair and it will grow back. As I approach each new step in this journey it takes me a minute to be comfortable with it, accept it, and then I'm good. So this too will pass :) I keep reminding myself God has a plan and he's made that so obviously clear this entire journey starting back in July with my first surgery. I'm reassured by his goodness and faithfulness. 

I'm so thankful for the support my family has given me (us). Nathan has been amazing and just a strong rock for me. My Mom and Dad have cooked us countless dinners & spent so much time just talking and spending time with us. My brothers have been texting and calling me non-stop when I'm not around them to see how I'm doing and if I need anything. My mother-in-law has been doing the same even though she lives so far away in Nashville and I know it kills her she cant be here but her support & love is felt just the same! And to my extended family who email, call & text and wear their LIVESTRONG bracelets in support of me makes my heart happy. God has given me such a great & supportive family and I would be an absolute mess right now without them. 

Its 2:45am...guess its time for bed :) Hope ya'll have a happy Thursday! NFL football starts tonight!!!! WooHoo!!!!!! This girl loves her some sports ;) 

Love Always, 

Psalms 34:4
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vanessa, I think about you constantly, Pray for always and love you very much.

    Auntie Lucille