Monday, March 22, 2010


These two photos are a great analogy of our lives at this point...When I took them last fall I had no idea that the POST we were so comfortably perched on...this life of ours...was going to be interrupted to such a degree.
I felt like these seagulls......happy and content to have my own little perch to rest on in this world of ours...... Since January....I feel like these gulls....trying to stay one step ahead of the big dragon...
No time to rest and feel NORMAL like before, ( what is normal anyway?)...Instead our minds are always doing some form of mental gymnastics....
There are days I feel I'm too old to go out for the OLYMPICS...and the gymnastics are too much, but then I hear that small strong voice reassuring me..."I'll never allow more then you can handle in your life"....and I'm encouraged once again and take my stance with sword in hand ... stare boldly into the face of doubt and slay it once again....
Today was a glorious day....the sun shining brilliantly...chemo administered without a hitch...some of our Children came to help the time pass.
David is feeling good....eating well, and even golfing on the off week of Chemo.
Sometimes I have a hard time wrapping my head around the severity of this cancer because he feels so look at him you'd never know.

Hoping everything is sunny and calm from your perch in this world...Enjoy every moment!



  1. G'eve Kathy ~ I am so glad to know that David is coming thru this well. God bless you both.

    Know you are all in our prayers ... I wish you love, healing & joys.

    Happy spring!
    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Kathy....Loved your post today. You expressed your feelings so well. Our husband is lucky to have you as his partner in life!~Hugs, Patti

  3. Glad everything went well for you and your husband today. Praise God!! I know what you mean about God not giving us more than we can handle. Sometimes we wonder, don't we? One comforting thought is that He is ALWAYS there with us through it all. We are never alone. Hang in there, Kathy, this too shall pass and your life will be back to normal. Whatever that is. In the meantime, know that your sweet blog friends are here for you and that we are praying for your family. Love & blessings from NC!

  4. Whoops! Make that "your" husband! ~Patti

  5. Such a sweet post Kathy. We can all gain strength from your words and know that we can endure whatever we are going through with grace. Glad to hear things are going well! Love and Hugs! Cathy G

  6. AHHH..all is well - that is wonderful - will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...Love those photos - AGAIN...

  7. Hey Kathy! Loved the seagulls! Glad to hear things are going OK. Keep the faith, and keep on keepin' on.

  8. Your positive attitude help your hubby more than anything! I know that it is tough and just know that lots of prayers are going up for you and your husband. Your photos are lovely and spring is just around the corner....from a girl from Tennessee!

  9. Aahh- Strength comes from down deep sometimes... I'm continuing to wish you both good thoughts and wishes. This weekend was a bit rough here, what with the new surgery on Friday and the lack of pain management. After a late morning trip to the ER for corrective meds, I think tonight will be smoother and Mr.S can sleep. And I won't have to have a cocktail to relax me! *grin* ... Although that beer I had last night tasted pretty darn good! take care.
    Big Hugs, Sue

  10. I can't begin to imagine the way you feel on certain days, but know that you and yours are in my prayers always.....Hugs, Jennifer

  11. Kathy, my mom always said that..but at times it was hard to believe.
    So hard...prayers for both of you!

  12. Love you Kathy - am keeping you all in my prayers. Time goes on, you probably think that some of us have forgotton your situation - but youare wrong. Prayers contintue---. Enjoy every precious day.


  13. Your post is very thoughtful. The power of prayer is amazing. May you have blessings beyond measure.

  14. Hi Kathy,
    Glorious day today for you all...and many glorious tomorrows I pray for us all.

  15. O Kathy

    I wish i could help you.......when i live near you,i came over to drink lots of cup of tea...or enything else..........hahahah!! and we talk .so long that you feeling right and have enough faith to come further in this time.............i will give you a lot of hugs and pray to the Lord .......that he give you enough strength to do your things..........

    Your pictures are great just good for this post !

    Enjoy your day sun is shining here to !!

    Lot of love and hugs from me sweetie !!

    and also for your husband.........

  16. Positive day, thoughts, and emotions. Glad you can express them; it's very important and appreciate you sharing them. We all have to seize the day! Continued good thoughts! xxoo

  17. What a sweet post Kathy! Life has been throwing me some curveballs lately too. This post helped me to know that things will be ok. Thank you for that!


  18. Hi Kathy,
    You are so right, things can change in our life's any minute of any day. We put the smile on our face for the ones we love and then go to our place where we are along and cry our hearts out!. I do know how you are feeling and pray for David's recovery. You and David have a very loving family and that will carry you through the ruff time.
    Big, Big hugs~Elizabeth~

  19. K - I am new to your blog, and just wanted to tell you what a beautiful post this is, the sequence of pictures and your reflection. God bless.

  20. "Praise God"
    I am so glad to hear that Dave is doing so well!
    He is a strong man and has the best support team by his side!
    We will keep you both in our prayers!

    Enjoy your week Kathy dear!

    Hugz, Dolly

    come visit

  21. A wonderful post..The photos are perfect.
    You are right.. Life can be so great and perfect and take a turn..But then.. the great seems even greater.
    I am glad the sun shone..I am glad he is golfing(Oy J would not believe I am saying that:) )..
    Today someone said to me..It's amazing what a lot money can buy you eh(we are canadian..thus the eh)..and..I said it's amazing that you really don't need all that for happiness.
    ..Continued thoughts for you:)

  22. I am so sorry to hear about the challenges you are all facing. Your faith shines through in your words!

    I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway at my blog if you would like to stop by. Hope you have a terrific week. Nice to visit here!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

  23. Hi Kathy, you expressed this so beautiful. I put you and your husband on my prayer list some time back and you shall remain there.

    I hope some sunshine finds your heart tonight.

  24. Kathy~So nice of you to stop for a visit and invite me over for a visit as well.

    Sorry to hear dark days have been knocking on your door.I hear you there.May you be blessed with healing.Lots of Vitamin D and Sunny Days! Amen~

    Love all your fun Summer photos, love sun tea.Enjoy~Kim

  25. Hi Kathy. I've been busy and have not been visiting my blogger friends but please know that I think of you and your husband often. I am continually praying for him. Sending big hugs all the way from Texas. God Bless.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.