Please Forgive My Absence

Please forgive my absence for the past few days. Imagine the nerve of life getting in the way. I’ll admit I let the “poor pitiful me’s” get in the way. When my favorite urologist found my new problem, my mood kinda hit the toilet with a big splash. I’ve had 2 days of sulking and I’m tired of being the only “stick in the mud” at the party.

Time for a reality check. Yes, I am sick. Yes, I hurt all day everyday. Yes, I have to see a lot of doctors. But………I love the Lord, I adore my husband, I have a loving, happy, sometimes screwed family, I have 2 great pets (a dog that thinks she is human and a fish that will come to the top of the bowl when called), I have a great life.

Why I let myself get all down and depressed, I’ll never understand. One doctor I see told me to quit worrying about getting upset. He said it’s not like I don’t have a million things to worry about.

Maybe all this studying and work I’ve done, on turning my issues over to the Lord, is working. It was much easier to turn this over to God, than in the past. I really think that listening and learning in church is the way to go. Growing up, I was more concerned with who was at church, than what I was learning. I’m learning a lot at Victory Baptist Church, they are such a truly incredible group of people.

Tomorrow is the MRI of my abdomen and pelvis. I’m praying that whatever Dr. M saw on my liver is no longer there. Please think of me tomorrow, Barry and I can use all the prayers we can get.


Leibster Award

Today my blog was nominated for a Liebster Award by Wayne, author of the blog,
would like to thank him for nominating me and encourage you to visit his blog!
After doing a little research on the Liebster Award, it seems like a “Pay It Forward” kind of award.
After being nominated for this award, the nominee has to:
-Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
-Tell 11 facts about themself
-Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created.
-List 11 bloggers who have 200 followers or less (as far as you can tell) , and who you believe deserve recognition and encouragement to continue blogging.
-Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominated to answer.
-Tell all of the bloggers you nominated that they have been nominated.
-You cannot nominate someone who nominated you.
11 Facts About Me
-I exercise two hours 5 days a week, to keep my body moving
-I have a brain tumor, that was partially removed in 2009, but is otherwise inoperable. It is benign, but hard to remove.
-The brain tumor mentioned above, is one symptom of the rare disease I live with daily, Cowden’s Syndrome.
-Growing up, I played lots of sports. But my favorite sport was softball.
-When I was younger, my dream was to be a doctor.
-I am the middle child of three girls! Talk about pressure.
-I love to garden and dig in the dirt. Watching what you plant is wonderful to watch spring into life.
-I have a dog and a fish. Both are spoiled rotten.
– I am a Baptist and am as active as Barry and I can be in our church.
-I love to read.
-I totally believe in the sanctity of marriage and love my husband with all my heart.
My questions:

1. Name a book that changed your life? The Bible

2. Who is your favorite author/writer? James Patterson

3. How many pets do you have and what are their names?Boxer Bulldog: Maggie and Japanese Fighting Fish: Shotgun

4. Name the craziest thing you have done? Pick up a hitch-hiker, at midnight, in the middle of nowhere

5. Who’s your best friend? My husband

6. Name a childhood prank? Calling asking someone, on the phone, if they have Prince Albert in a can?

7. Who are your favorite music artists? Barry Manilow(please do not laugh), Amy Grant, STYX

8. Name a place you would love to visit? Greece

9. If I had just 5 minutes left to live, what is the one thing you would do?Pray, call my husband and family

10. What’s my favorite sport?College Football-Go Dawgs!! 

11. How do I define love? Honest commitment to the Lord and each other

Jill and Barry’s Questions for you:
1. If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
2.  What are your hobbies?
3. What are you passionate about?
4. Why did you start your blog?
5. If you could have any job for a week, what would it be and why?
6. What type of music do you like?
7. Who inspires you?
8. What is your proudest moment?
9. If your blog had a soundtrack, what five songs would you choose?
10. What is your favorite animal and why?
11. What is one thing you hope to see during your lifetime?
Our nominees:
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