Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quick Update!

Hello!! I have been running ragged trying to keep up with school this semester. I thought 14 hours were going to be easy... WRONG! Aside from all of the project craziness that has over taken me, I am VERY blessed want to keep you informed that I do have a lot of abnormal cells that need to be taken care of. I will be going in for a surgery to get rid of the abnormal cells. There could be more surgeries to come. That is better than I could have ever asked for so praise the Lord for that!

It was truly amazing the peace I felt and I still do feel during this time. It's unbelievable when God lays the peace that surpasses all understanding on your life. It's a cool feeling because I feel like he says "I hear you, here I am." What an amazing God we have that can calm the storms in our life with just a simple word. Thank you, God.

The surgery will be on the 4th of February, prayers are always welcome (and thank you from the bottom of my heart for them!!).

I am starting my bible study with my jr high and high school girls tomorrow! I'm so very excited! So far we have 9 and I have a feeling we will have 10 before tomorrow night! What a great turn out!

I promise to be better about updating this because the time I get to talk to people is scarce and the time I get to spend time with people is even few and more far in between. I love you all! Thank you for being you!!

Live. Laugh. Love.

Today is a good day!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You can't put a price on love.

Well! It is the night before my biopsy and I have peace that I cannot begin to even describe! All I can say is "Thank you, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart," for you prayers, your kindness and concern and your encouraging words. You cannot put a price on the love that people show you. It touches you so deep to know that you have a whole army of people on your side. I thank the Lord for the people who have prayed for my peace.

I have had clinic at Children's Hospital this week. It was probably the best experience I have had there. I got to experience a lot of great things and witness the most support parents. It made me feel so lucky to know I had the same support from the people that I loved. You cannot put a price on the love that people show you.

Without the faithfulness of the good Lord and the love of everyone, I would be a mess! The Lord has a plan. It may not be the one I choose for myself but he will give me the directions on how to get through it! I will keep you all updated. You can't put a price on love.

Today is a GREAT day because I have peace in my storm.

Live. Laugh. Love.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Today has taken a different feeling for me. Last night after spending time with the Lord, I realized that there is no reason to be afraid. I have a peace today that I needed. I was able to talk about everything without crying! That's saying a lot for me. I think I got a little weepy while listening to air one. But that's nothing new! The Lord has used song to really speak to me! Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I love you all!

I got to have lunch with my good friend Meagan today and then rested for a lot of it. I have had a head ache (probably stress) since two days ago. But, all of the out pouring of blessings, makes it all okay! They make me smile!

I go back to school tomorrow for registration and then 4 other girls from school are off to Dallas, TX for a board review! I am excited! It's really nuts to think this last semester is really starting. It is definitely my bed time! Hopefully this semster I will be better about going to bed.

Today is a good day.
Live. Laugh. Love.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Today is a good day.

The Lord has divine planning. The Lord doesn't make mistakes and he knows exactly what he is doing (even though it might not be what you think).

I am asking for a whole army of prayers from everybody. I thank everyone for the love and support I have received and yet to receive in the days to come. The power of prayer is beyond anything human.

I received a call today that I know will change the way I look at my life forever. I have been having issues with my body for a while now that I knew were not normal. As school ended I underwent a lot of blood tests and a pelvic ultra sound. They found nothing. I was really happy and went on about my way but I knew something was not normal. I had another exam done and finally received a call today. Something is wrong. I have a lot abnormal cells in my body that do not belong there. On a scale of low risk to high risk for those abnormal cells becoming Cervical Cancer, unfortunately my odd cells lie at the very top of that scale. As my doctor spoke to me, there was just so much information involved with tackling this to make sure there is not cancer already there and that there are not too many abnormal cells that we needed to take very serious drastic action. Luckily, I have a very thorough doctor and she is taking immediate action so I have the best outcome possible. That is a blessing in itself. If not for her caring, this could have gone unnoticed. I am going next week to have some biopsies taken and we are hoping for the best! It was so overwhelming to even face the chance of the "C" word. I spent a lot of the afternoon just numb but at the same time full of emotion. I have a wonderful family, boyfriend and friends who have left their love and support with me. I thank you guys for enduring my tears and just letting me talk. In such a time, I am lucky that I have a God and faith that never fails in my present time of need. No problem is too big for my God.

After I had just found out and called my family. I had to go to the post office and all I could think about was how terrible I looked and it was so obvious that something was wrong. I was waiting in the long line at the post office when I heard a woman say from behind me, "Hey! Happy New Year! Isn't it so cold outside!" This woman can only be described as probably the most happy and just straight joyful person I have ever met. I could feel her rub off on me a little and I began to talk with her. We talked about our holidays and how we enjoyed them. She began to tell me about the stack of letters that laid in her hand. She said she felt compelled to send this poem called "Today Is a Good Day" to her friends and family. She described it as this spiritual and uplifting poem and then she quoted a couple of lines from the poem to me. I can't remember it the exact wording but the lines she quoted said that in life you may face what you think is impossible; you might stare death in the face and have problems you think are more than you can bear; But Today is a Good Day because the Lord is with you and never leaves you. He never gives you more than you can take; He has a plan. It took everything I had not to cry to this woman, but I think she knew in her heart. I smiled at her and said Today is a Good Day. It was my turn at the desk and I went up. I had to fill out paperwork so she went while I did so. I though the lady had left as I finished up my purchase and began to walk out. I saw her standing there and she smiled at me and told me to have a great new year and remember "Today is a good day!" and I said "Yes, Today is a good day." I truly think I met my angel today because that encounter was totally God-designed and a true divine appointment! Today is a Good Day. Thank you Lord.

There is a reason why this is happening. One that I cannot see. But the Lord has shown himself to me through the lady in the post office, song and kind words from people. I am not alone. I have hope in the Lord regardless of the outcome.

Again, just pray! I know God will never fail me. Thank you again for caring. I'll leave you with this verse I found while reading the bible in Romans.

Romans 5: 1-6
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly."

Thank you Lord for hope. Until next time.

Live. Laugh. Love.
Today is a good day.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

It is so hard to believe we are in 2010! Isn't it crazy?!? I have told so many people that this year has been such a long time coming for me. I will be graduating, getting a job (that I hopefully find), getting established... basically learning how to be a big girl!

I have so many hopes and dreams for this year and I know they are right around the corner!

I got to start my new year out with my best friend and her husband in Nashville, TN! What a great way to start the new year!!

I am starting back school this week and going to a board review in Dallas, TX to gear up for my big exam! It's so exciting but so nerve racking at the same time!! I can't wait!

I pray that everyone has a safe and wonderful new year! I hope the Lord blesses you beyond belief! Until next time.. I'm sure there are going to be lots of news for this year!!

Live. Laugh. Love.