In anticipation of my trip to Houston this last week my friends and family have given so much of their time and surrounded me with support, love, jokes, laughter, tissues as I cried, hugs...you name it. Well, guess what ya'll? You have more time to spoil me! The appointment has been delayed for a few days! So, if you thought you were out of town to pamper me - YOU STILL HAVE TIME! So, all you procrastinators, I'm ready!
Yea, I know, cut the bull. Today has been a frustrating day of highs and lows. Elissa at MD Anderson is amazing. I love her. Jennifer from my insurance is an angel - a tenacious one who is my cheerleader. I was ready to give up this afternoon and she kept fighting for me. So, though we have been delayed, we have not been stopped.
I'm not a super hero, I'm not disgustingly cheerful all the time, but I do have the joy of the Lord. The joy of the Lord is my strength. Yes, I'm drained after dealing with my dear Elissa (will I ever meet you face to face?) and the insurance company.
I am drained.
But, I am also victorious.
I am so tired.
But, today, I rested behind Elissa and Jennifer's shield of faith.
So, I carry on, praising God and loving my family.
The alternative is unacceptable to me.
So, since last week I've been having fun. My son-in-law invited me to breakfast on Friday morning. It was wonderful conversing with him. I feel like I got to know him on a deeper level. Awesome conversation and bonding. On Saturday my daughter and I, along with Baby C. spent the day together at various craft shops in town, to include my beloved Bernina quilt shop, Hobby Lobby and Jo Ann's. Then we had lunch at Olive Garden - just love their soup and salad!
Sunday Polly and I saw Paddington Bear! We had too much popcorn and chocolate! Afterwards we had fish and chips at a local restaurant! Then we had family dinner at my daughter's home to watch the Super Bowl! Oh! The food! The excitement! What a wonderful day.
Monday was our wonderful tamalada with Polly, L, and her daughter and my daughter. It was wonderful! As L wrote, "There's something magical when we all get together!" The atmosphere was warm, trusting, fun, and filled with laughter. We also had a bit of a discussion about breast cancer. It is indeed a topic that one must face making their own individual choices knowing all the while that they are loved and supported. It was a very special night indeed!
Tuesday Polly, "I.", and I went to a neighboring town to see Paddington Bear again! Well, "I." hadn't seen it yet, so we went. Wow, this theater had a café! We bought our tickets, ordered fancy coffees, and an entrée! They were delivered right to our assigned seats in the theater on trays! Wow! I felt like royalty. Then we just had to go to Michael's and check out their yarn and clearance items. Eeeesh! The three of us are dangerous!
Tuesday night I got to babysit Baby I. It was great having one on one time with her. M. came over with gifts and concern for me. Our visit was cut short as Baby I. had to get home to bed.
Wednesday J., my parents and I went to see my surgeon, whom I love. His office staff is amazing! Another lunch at Olive Garden and back home for a nap. My hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Cattle Baron. Love that salad bar!
These wonderful days prepared me for the hectic day that today became. I'll know tomorrow if the doctor from MD Anderson is approved. But, for now, I'm off to my meeting and my quilting bee to enjoy the companionship of dear friends!
Thank you for reading this little blog of mine! I enjoy the comments and texts from you! Take good care!
And for today, that's my truth!
update: I'm not sure why the font is appearing in differnent sizes! I'm sorry!