Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chemotherapy

Cancer is a terrifying word. Chemotherapy
is an equally cringing one. Everyone knows that it is a period
of horrible suffering, and seems more painful than helpful to the one it's being used on.
This post isn't about me! So calm down. We friends and have heard so
many stories where chemo was excruciating and
unbearable. I am not in any way saying that chemotherapy
shouldn't be used at all! What I'm saying is that so many people
suffer with these two words, so those of you who have to go through
it, you are not alone. There is someone in heaven who knows exactly
what you're going through! His name is Jesus! He knows what it's like
to go through excruciating, indescribable physical pain because
He bore it before the cross! Like a cancer patient about to undergo
treatment, He knew what was coming, and in Gethsemane, He was
filled with dread and anxiety. He even begged His Father to forgo
the suffering if there was any other way for Him to satisfy God's
wrath, but there wasn't!
"...and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said
to them, 'My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here
and watch with Me.' He went a little farther and fell on His face, and
prayed, saying, 'O My Father, If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me;
nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.'" Matthew 26:37-39

"And He said to them, 'My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.
Stay here and watch.' He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and
prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
And He said, 'Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take
 this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You
will'". Mark 14:34-36

"...and He knelt down and prayed, saying, 'Father, if it is Your will,
take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Yours
be done.' Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening
Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat
became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground."
Luke 22:41-44

So, to those of you who have to endure such pain, please remember
that Jesus is real, and that He knows exactly what you're going
through!

"Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for
my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled; but You,
O Lord-how long?
I am weary with my groaning; all night I make my bed swim; I
drench my couch with my tears. My eye wastes away because of
my grief; it grows old because of all my enemies." Psalm 6:2-4, 6,7

"I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My
heart is like wax; it has melted within Me. My strength is dried up
like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have
brought me to the dust of death." Psalm 22:14-16

"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with
our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet
without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:15, 16

Friday, July 10, 2015

May

Okay. Here I am again. Sorry it's been a while. At the moment, I can't remember everything that happened in May. But I had a good birthday. It was lower key than usual
but it was a bit more peaceful that way. Our time at Turkey Hill was good.
My team didn't make it to the final round in the
volleyball tournament, but we did get to play 4 games before we were eliminated!
That was fun. I'm glad we were able to play so much.

It's late, I'm tired, and I think I made a mistake in uploading my pictures for this post.
I'll try to fix that so they'll be on.

My cards in a fun game of Apples to Apples.

 


Delicious lunch at Stefanina's.

 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Gelato!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I saw this at one of my favorite stores, Halo & Wings.
 
Annah did give me the blue bracelet I wanted for my birthday.
This year I made cookie cakes for my birthday as I really like cookies.
 
 
Daryl Lynn speaking at Turkey Hill.
 
There was a truck pushing competition. The battery was half dead, so one of the staff members drove it while a team of two pushed as far as possible before the timer was out.
 
 
This was the winning team.
 
I don't have a picture, but Dad and I did it together!
 
 
 
 
 
 
They also had a greased pig run. I've only seen those in the movies!
 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Link

By the way, if you would like to view some more of my
Sherlock Holmes drawings, go to www.basilrathbone.net
click on the Gallery icon, Artists' Depictions page 3, and
scroll down.

I'm Back!

Hello, everyone! I haven't forgotten about blogging,
but I recently uploaded some pictures I had to catch
up on. Plus using my phone to take pictures because
the cameras have been out of whack. But good
news: my family gave me a new camera for my birthday!
Yay!
New interests, new goals, being a foster family, plus my
mind has been so occupied with my writing hobby.
But I have not forgotten this blog. Hopefully, now with
 a new camera, I'll be back.

I don't want to mention some of my goals for this year,
I don't want to share them with you, because I might
end up procrastinating and not fulfill them. So,
Lord willing, IF I accomplish them, then you might
get to hear about them. But if you could please pray
that I will follow through and achieve them for once,
that would be nice.

Being a foster family takes commitment, and it can take
up a lot of space in your life. Required medical appointments,
resource appointments, parental visits, home visits from the
social workers, home evaluations, answering the same
questions over and over from curious people, it becomes
a very busy time!
Anyway, you'd ask if we could share about some of our
experiences, so that was my first note on it.

Snow in January



 
 
Chloe gets a bath.

 
 
 
 
 
Can we go for a walk?
Ahem? I'm waiting!
 
Yep.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So pretty.
 
 
 
 
You know me! I found this adorable, yummy mit at Cracker
Barrel and just couldn't resist it. It has a PB cookie recipe and mix inside.
I'm blessed. Life is GOOD, because of God.
 
I have more to come later, including pics of my birthday last month!
By the way, how is everyone?
 
Rebecca