Friday, February 1, 2008

Rejoice!!!!

I want to begin this post by saying....ELLA IS SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!!!! Joel and I have dreamed of this day and it is finally here!!! She just started sleeping in her crib, in her nursery and all night long last Saturday. I don't even know what to do. She is so much happier and rested. It is amazing! She is also taking great naps. I've been able to get so much done and even exercise everyday! YEAH!!!!!

Yesterday, I had a visit from one of my very good friends from college Kathy (Ross) Garvin. We had such an awesome visit. Her little boy, Luke, is precious. We caught up on the last 10 years. We had a lot to talk about!! Thanks for coming Kathy!

I also wanted to share a really neat opportunity I had this week. My chemo nurse, Dusty, asked me a few weeks ago if I would be willing to go with her to a Relay for Life meeting and share my story. The Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. They wanted to have someone who was going through treatment now share their experience. I was honored that out of all the patients she sees on a weekly basis, she asked me. I shared briefly what it's like to have cancer and recieve chemo. It was wonderful and the group responded so well. I also had the privelage of meeting several amazing cancer survivors. After the meeting, I met one of the VP's from the hospital where I work and he asked if I would be willing to share my story with employees of Palmetto Health. Of course I responded, "Yes!!!!" After he spoke with me, a regional employee for the ACS asked me if I would be willing to share at other Relay for Life meetings in the area! I'm so honored that people would want to hear my story and that I truly could make a difference in the fight of cancer. Oprah here I come!!!!!!

6 comments:

Nika said...

Lisa-that is so wonderful! I am so excited of these blessings for you! I know that you will reach many more and touch them with your story.

Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

Nika (kanikaawade@aol.com)

The Beautiful Mess said...

YAY LISA!! SO proud of you...and Ella.... :)

Call you soon!

Katharina said...

I had such a great time with you and Ella! Can't wait to do it again. By the way, you look beautiful, just the way I remembered!

Deana said...

That is wonderful news! It is pretty awsome to see how God is using you to touch so many. He always gets all the glory no matter what we face in life. You are truly an encouragement! It was so good to see you the other week and get to spend just a few minutes catching up. It has been WAY too long girlfriend! I think about you often and am praying for you, Joel and Ella everyday. And you looked simply beautiful! You haven't changed ... still the incredible friend that I remember from our childhood. :) Love you and talk soon!

Deana (Dickey) Leopard

Deb said...

As they say, there is a reason for everything. The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:14) That is so awsome how He is using you.

And congrats on the peaceful nights you are now getting.

Thanks for sharing your testimony with us all.

With Splashes of Joy...
Michigan Marine Mom

Stef said...

Lisa-it was so nice to see you at work the other. You look beautiful. Happy belated to birthday to you and Ella (who is precious as well)!