Friday, September 7, 2012

Knitting Through the Storm

I woke up this morning to a great, glorious storm. Loud peals of thunder  rumbling through the sky, rain pelting the house and lightening crackling in the heavens. I don't know about you, but I like a good storm. And we have need of some rain. Of course I don't live in the path of a hurricane so I don't have that fear. We do get some serious tornados in our area from time to time however. That being said though, this has not been one of those years, thankfully.

On a personal note's been a stormy year. August 25th marked one year ago that we were told my husband had a "large mass" on his pancreas. On September 12th it will be one year since they surgically removed that mass, 60% of his pancreas and his spleen. Then they followed up with radiation treatments. In the midst of all that my RA took a serious turn for the worse {uh... Go Figure} and both of our daughters got married and left home within 6 months of each other.
WHEW! It's been a rough year at sea!
One of the reasons I mention all of this today is because actually,
 we have cause to celebrate on this day. Today is my husbands 52nd birthday!
 A year ago, I must admit, I wasn't sure he'd be here for this one. 
Pancreatic Cancer is one of the Big Boys.
We are PRAISING GOD today, and every day, that he IS here and CANCER FREE.

One of the things that remains constant for me
 {except when the RA flares to the point I have to take a break ~
 but that is even doing better lately :) }
 is that no matter what life throws at me, I just keep knitting through the storm.  
And as I knit, I pray....and pray....and pray.
I give thanks that we have made it through this year and pray we won't have to go through another one like it. I also give thanks for the family and friends who have been through the thick of it with us.
And I want to extend a special THANK YOU to all of you who take the time to chat with me here in Blogland. It has been my HAPPY PLACE. And I have needed that so much more than any of you know. You have lifted my spirits and given me something positive to focus on. You have given me a purpose to my day, kept me inspired and made me smile. And trust me ~ that is no small thing.
May you all be RICHLY BLESSED. 
I hold you all in a special place in my heart and enjoy the glimpse into your world each day.
So really ~ seriously ~ Thank each and every one of you. :)
I will see you all sometime next week.
We're going to spend the weekend CELEBRATING!


  1. Oh, you make me cry! In a good way! Bless you and your family and many, many best wishes and prayers for many many more Happy Birthdays for your husband! Enjoy your weekend! :)

    1. Ahhh....Sweet Sarah... as long as they're happy tears I'm good with it :) Thank you for your well wishes and blessings. They really do touch my heart of hearts and mean more than you know. You enjoy your weekend as well.

  2. Sending a very special birthday wish to Scott! Many more for him. :) Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy all those precious moments you have with your family. :)

    1. Kar, My Old Friend ~ Thank You!
      I will pass the birthday wishes on to My Beloved. And I will most certainly enjoy each and every precious moment. It's the stuff of life! You and your family have a "blissful" weekend :)

  3. Just brings tears to my eyes.
    Yes, indeed what a year..

    Precious and loving Lord,
    We praise and love you.
    Thank you for being with my friends.
    For giving them pause in such difficult periods.
    For showing them grace, for keeping them safe.
    In your wondrous understanding we trust
    Your plan.

    Happy Birthday. May the peace and love
    of family and friends surround you as you celebrate.
    Many your precious marriage be blessed with many more
    years of companionship, health, and love.


    I, too, love a storm. So romantic.

    Hugs and kisses..Genie

    1. Thanks so much my very Dear Friend Genie! I keep trying to email you but I cannot get into my email. It is acting up for some reason. I will have one of my Sons in law figure it out for me tomorrow. I have loads to tell you about. Love you so much Dear!

  4. Replies
    1. Thank You Stefanie ~ Bless You!

  5. Danette,
    Happy Birthday to your dear Husband. Celebrate and do a little happy dance together!
    You've weathered the storm beautifully.

    1. We have been doing a happy dance together all weekend :) Thanks for your well wishes Karen!


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