Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Life Is Full

I haven't been blogging much lately. Sorry! Life has been a bit hectic on the homefront recently. Thought I'd share a few tidbits with all of you. One bright spot is there are lovely little flowers popping up in my garden. I do love Spring! It smells so wonderful..

As I've mentioned before my husband, Scott, has had a recent bout with pancreatic cancer. He's been having some peculiar health issues for about the last 6 weeks so we saw our family doctor a couple of weeks ago and she did more bloodwork and another CT scan. The type of tumor he had can be persistent.  He will have to have a scan every 4 ~ 6 months for 2 years to make sure it isn't growing back. But all was clear there. Thank God!

Last week we saw the oncologist who ordered an MRI of his brain. That was done on Monday and we go back to the office at 3:30 this afternoon for results from that. It turns out that some of Scott's symptoms could be neurological. This type of cancer is prone to heading for the brain. We did not know that before. So we were a bit shook up with that news. However, the doctor's say the problems could also be a combination of side effects from radiation, which he finished in mid January, and the fact he only has 40% of a pancreas now. He did find out 4 weeks ago he is now diabetic. So, anyway, I have been a bit preoccupied, you might say. We are praying and believing for the best. I appreciate any of your prayers as well.

Another down side for me is that anything that taxes me emotionally flares my rheumatoid arthritis and I have to limit how much time I sit at the computer because it causes me too much all over pain. Plus I have no new knitting or crocheting to show :( because my hands, elbows and shoulders are bothering me so much I have had to take the last couple of weeks off. But hopefully I will pick up the needles and hooks again next week and get back at it. I have still been having my Monday night Knit Night here and love laughing with all the Girls while they create beautiful things! Plus I still  work with my homeschool student most weeks. So I don't ever cut myself off from the world of yarn play totally.

And to end things on a happy note ~ the other thing that has been keeping our household in a flutter around here is that we have another Bride in our midst. So we have had plans to make, apartments to hunt and showers to attend. {The picture below is of my granddaughter, myself and my daughters at Chelsea's house during the shower she hosted for Hilary}.  Oh! And we've had wonderful Mother/Daughter chit chats filling in the gaps here and there. What a whirwind with both of our girls leaving the nest 6 months apart! Though it is time and we are happy for them, it is bittersweet for Mom and Dad!

Gabby, Me, Hilary, Chelsea

Our youngest daughter, Chelsea got married in October. And now our firstborn daughter, Hilary, is getting married this Saturday. We will be taking a little trip for this one. She is having a small, private outdoor ceremony about an hour and a half from home. We will all spend the night away. Then they will be off for a honeymoon and on May 5th we will have a big reception with all our family and friends.

So! Life is full, as it is with all of you. I hope you are all healthy and happy. I will let you all know how things go with my husband and I will post some pictures of my lovely Bride.
Be Blessed!


  1. My heart goes out to your family. Your family is so beautiful. My prayers for healing and comfort during this most joyous and difficult time go out to you all. Life is a roller coaster. You are an inspiration. Stay strong His light surrounds you.

    1. Thank you Eugenia. You always touch my heart and soul.

  2. My thoughts are with Scott and that you all get good news with the appointment today. I'll say a prayer for him. Keep looking at the good things in life and remember that you still have him and the girls and all is good right now.


    1. Thank you Old Friend. And ~ YES ~ all is good right now. Life really is GOOD. I am always a happy person. I have been richly blessed in this world and I am ever thankful.
      Hugs to you too!

  3. I'm so sorry that you and your husband are struggling with your health...I will be praying for your family Danette! This verse has given me comfort through times of failing health...

    My health may fail, and my spirit may go weak , but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 73:26

    God Bless,

    1. Thank you Jane! That is one of my favorite verses as well. It blesses me for you to remind me of it. My health issues have been chronic since childhood and I am used to it. My husband's takes more of a toll on me though. Thanks for your prayers. I am a firm believer in the Power of Prayer. God is Good All the time!

  4. Danette, what an awful time you and your family are having. Life can deal you such a crummy hand at times.

    My heart goes out to you all. I sincerely hope that you get some positive news from the consultant today.

    Ruby x

    1. Thanks Ruby. And even in the midst of it all we truly are very blessed. Scott did remarkably well through his surgery and treatments and it was caught before it spread (as long as it is not in the brain). As always, we are in God's Hands. Thanks for your concern. Blessings to you today Dear Friend.


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