Despite Our Best Efforts

Dear Family and Friends,

What does “by faith,” “standing in grace,” “hoping in the glory of God,” look like when the downpour of loss and grief and life’s “hard” pelts, relentless?

Jacqui and I were drenched in metaphorical truth this morning.

Why blog after 16 months of nothing?  Because we all get pelted – despite our best efforts.

Forever grateful,

Becky

P.S. Quick Update

  • I’m learning what it looks like to rejoice when facing all kinds of grief. Breast Cancer #2 launched three years of life’s “hard.” Currently grieving the loss of my Mom. (July 18, 1940 – May 19, 2018 – two years after we lost Dad)IMG_4992
  • Good News! All six-month mammograms have been clear!
  • Daily Tamoxifen (meds to keep cells from feeding on estrogen) seems to be working – no metastases – but the sleep disturbances and memory issue side-effects have been life-altering.

Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days! Psalm 90:14

His.Princess.Warrior. 1st Anniversary: “Cold Spray. Deep Breath. BIG Stick.”

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Dear Family and Friends,

Oh, the irony!

A year ago today I started chemo for Breast Cancer #2. No vomiting. Not even a hint of nausea!

This year, Christmas morning, fierce stomach flu. I hadn’t been stomach sick in six years.

Some would say I missed Christmas. And I’ve been told Christmas missed me.

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