Wednesday, October 15, 2008

mother dearest.....



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I haven't really written anything about Mum lately. In fact, at all since the news of the cancer.

She had her surgery a couple of months ago now, and only has 4 more sessions of radiotherapy to go of her 5 1/2 weeks.

She's been doing awesomely well - Praise God!

There have been a few upsets - like a bone scan coming back with signs of osteoporosis which has led to a change in hormonal treatments, which was pretty major, as she'll be on this drug for the next 5 years. Other than that though - I think she's rather enjoyed learning about the machines and meeting all the different people.

All the staff at the hospital that she's in daily contact with are wonderful, and that in itself has been a huge blessing!
Really there is so much to be thankful for in this situation.

Of course no one ever wants to hear the news that they or a family member has cancer - but in amongst all of this there have really been pockets of grace for mum to land in.

My prayer is that it would draw her closer to God, and us as a family closer to one another. I think it's done that already though.

It's breast cancer awareness month, and tomorrow I'm joining mum and some of her friends on a walk around the lake..... all of us in PINK! (eick!), including the dog. :-)
I'll have to try and get some photos of the frills.


But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Pretty in Pink


The Birthday Girl at the zoo a couple of weekends ago.

Evita just turned 2!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

whakatane....


Taken from half way up the hill... there's a cute lookout over the township. Was a stunning day to be down there checking in on everyone.

at the beach.....