Good News

P6270037It was a long week, but the news is good.    They have removed all of the cancer present at this time.   Perhaps there were angels watching over us.    My DH will begin chemotherapy in September.    It will last for seven weeks and then once a month for a year.    It is a long road to complete recovery.    And always looming over one’s head is the possibility of a reoccurence.    But we are grateful for today and are hopeful for the future.

I confess to having a meltdown this week.   I think I cried for five days straight.   The emotions of the past months finally came out and wouldn’t stop.    But I am fine now.   And we are planning a two week vacation for ourselves soon.    I need to be away from work and we both need to be away from doctors and hospitals.

Life is different now.   It is what it is, but it does not mean that we cannot enjoy life and each other.    I look forward to our time out west for a bit of rest and relaxation.

Thanks for all your notes and emails.   I am grateful for your friendship.    Averyclaire

One Year!

littlegirlhkjhkjhHappy Anniversary to me!   Yesterday was one year since I began my blog.  I cannot believe the time has gone by so quickly.  I was reviewing my posts and have discovered, however, that I am not as faithful a blogger as I would like to be.  In one year I made only 63 posts….sad considering I had 365 opportunities.  But then I am a person of few words and life has sure had its ups and downs for me this year.  Thank you to all of you that I have met through my blog.  I very much appreciate your kind words and friendship to me.  This is probably the best part of blogging.  And one can learn so much from surfing the blogging world.  I have seen so many different types of blogs, so many different interests, so many super people.  I am glad to be a part of this new and sometimes crazy world.

I intended this blog to be about needlearts and I still hope to have it as such.   However, life didn’t allow me to accomplish much sewing, quilting, needlework, knitting, or anything this year.   I pray that this coming year will be different.   I have finally completed one of my pay-it-forward awards and am just a smidge away from completing the second one.   I will photograph them and post them when my awardees have received them.  

My DH will be having his second surgery this week.  There has been a LOT of waiting.  Waiting for test results, waiting for doctor appointments, waiting for surgery, etc.  And this week we begin to wait again.  I should be learning great patience.  I am not so sure that I am.  What I did learn was to not dwell on the negative….only on the positive in life. And we enjoy each day for what it is.

Happy Blogging to all of you out there and thank you for helping me to feel such a special part of this group.     Averyclaire