Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oh I'm a lucky woman, to count on both hands the ones I love

I am lucky, blessed, thankful, grateful, to have so many to love. I can type this post this morning because those I love are cooking more. I look around and see those I love the most. Our house is not the best decorated, but like many others it is filled with reminders of those I love.

When I had chemo last time they talked about the importance of always showing up to appointments, especially the chemo infusions. I did not understand at first how hard it would be to accomplish that seemingly obvious goal. The more treatments I did and the more I got to know the other patients, I saw the importance of having those to love. As any sleep deprived parent knows, loving others helped me to be able to endure suffering. Patients would go through whatever awful side effects they had to, so they could be there for a grandchild's graduation, or a niece's wedding. Of course I just wanted to see L go to kindergarten, as she turned five during treatments. I know more and love more people than last time. I have more niece's weddings to look forward to, and another child, Baby, who has years before she enters kindergarten. I would more than five years between this time. I thinking more like 30 years +.


  1. Yes those that you love, just increase. You do have so many things to look forward to for the next 30 years PLUS! Noble just got his mission call to Philippines Cauayan Mission and he will be in the MTC March 2nd. Just thought you would like to know. I am glad you are doing great. I was wondering if you needed help with Christmas? Shopping or wrapping gifts, are both things I am REALLY good at. Love ya!

  2. Sweet! My sister just got back from that mission. Jeni, you're an inspiration. You're in our prayers.