Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Life in Bloom

Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103: 2-5

Even though I try not to think about the idea of a cancer recurrence, sometimes I do. I try to get it out of my mind as soon as possible. Fighting cancer is not only a physical battle but it is also a battle within the mind. I am continuing to discover the balance of knowing I had cancer yet living my life to the fullest everyday. Some days are more difficult then others. I am following all the steps advised by my doctor to prevent cancer in addition to many lifestyle changes. However, I know that my peace can simply be found in above the words of my loving God. He can and has healed my disease. The best part is that is He has blessed my life with so many wonderful things.

Life is really getting back to normal. We are figuring out a little routine with my going back to work. Ella is still a little mad about it and not sleeping very well for Joel when I'm gone. Hopefully she will begin to accept it and start sleeping better. We've been doing a ton of work in our yard and we also FINALLY bought a grill. We broke it in with some great chicken last night. Now all we have left is to get a little grass to grow and we'll be done. My surgery restrictions end on Friday and all will be well because I can vacuum again.

My rose bush is really blooming and my hair is growing like crazy so I thought we should take a picture together. My hair is actually coming in with a lot of blonde and it's not curly. I will not know what to do with straight hair!!!

Oh, I received several questions about my secret to soft towels from the clothesline. Check out the following link for more info: When you use the laundry ball you don't have to use any laundry detergent. I hang the clothes on the line and when they are dry I put them in the dryer for about 15-20 minutes with the dryer balls. The clothes come out of the laundry very soft and smelling so clean. I love it!


Daniel & Candice said...

You're my hero Lisa Doo! You look beautiful in your picture! Let's visit sook, k?

Lori said...

You don't know me and I don't really know you although through your blog I feel that I do. Not sure how I found your blog but I have kept up with your progress throughout your battle and victory. Just wanted to say that this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. You are glowing with joy!! Lori Shaw, Grenwood, SC

Deb said...

Pretty in pink...if I could only grow roses! You look absolutely marvalous! You have such a glow to you. I can only imagine how those hidden fears can creep up on you. But you are a've proven that over & over. You'll overcome it!

The glory of each morning is that it offers us a chance to begin again.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is YOUR faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Keep on dancing...
Michigan Marine Mom

Melissa said...

I'm so glad to hear that life is getting back to "normal" (whatever THAT means!)

You look really great - and I'm sure you'll do fine with straight hair. Usually, folks with straight hair want curly, and vice-versa, but it looks like you get to experience both!