Been busy and distracted over here in my neck of the woods lately! It's been a while since I've had a moment to sit and put my thoughts down for all the world to see :~D
First, I want to give glory to God for the good report I received just this week. It's been a long haul over just the past 3 weeks time since I discovered a lump on my body. I had an exam and was sent in for some imaging and then told I needed further imaging on what looked like a tumor. Zoinks! Not what you plan to find out at the ripe age of 33 going on 34...(in 3 days I might add). Anyways, I couldn't get the results from the imaging until I met with a surgeon/specialist to read me my images and give me the run down. Thankfully, I had my mom with me that day to be a second pair of ears- and a brain to help me think of the questions I would want to ask. I was told it looked like I had 3 tumors, and they wanted to biopsy them to be safe. It just so happened on that same day the office had an opening for me to have the biopsies. I was so glad to get it over with.
The nurses & doctor that prepared me and performed the biopsies were A-MA-ZING. It was not what you'd call a fun experience and I actually went into shock during the procedure, which was handled so professionally and carefully. I was so blown away by the end of the process that I ended up writing a letter to the president of this particualr healthcare organization to commend each of the 3 nurses & the doctor. I really hope they receive some sort of recognition for it. Speaking of recognition----I have to give glory to Jesus for being the One to care for me and watch over me. I know it was His presence that brought the skill, care and wisdom of these people! One of the tumors actually turned out to be a cyst that was able to be aspirated- which left two tumors for testing.
After much prayer...and more waiting...I got the call this week that the tumors are benign. Praise God! It is still a possibility that I will need surgery to remove them- but I will pray and leave that up to God. He knows what's best for me. What blessed assurance it is in knowing that with God in control of my life, everything is working according to His purpose! I can't lose! Ultimately, my life is in His hands. Not to be morbid, but one day this life here on earth, as we know it, will end. I'm thankful to be able to trust in a Mighty God whose thoughts & ways are HIGH above mine. He is good all. the. time.
Now, onto my newest and strangest obsession. I don't know if it's mid-life crisis time for me or not but let me introduce my new pet family that I got for a pre-birthday celebration!
Are they not the CUTEST things you've ever seen???? In case you've never seen these, they are Ugly Dolls. I saw these at a little shop quite a while ago and fell in love. I'm not normally a "stuffed animal person" but these things just make me smile. See- here's proof:
As far as school goes, we just got our unit studies in the mail today from Hands of a Child. Jared picked The Magician's Nephew and Jenna picked Basic Survival Skills. They are both 4 week unit studies, so we will be taking a break from the monotony for a little bit.
That's all for now. Going to snuggle with my little Ugly Dolls...