Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rock Solid

A few weeks ago I had a dream. In my dream, my bones hurt. I feared the cancer had spread to my bones. I told my husband, and for the first time I saw fear in his eyes. Seeing fear in him was more bothersome than the possibility that the cancer was back. I freaked out. I woke up relieved that it was only a dream. But what I realized is that not one time since I was diagnosed with cancer was there fear in Damie. I certainly had moments of fear. They were brief and not as extensive as I expected. But it was still there. Each time, I would go to him, and he would hold me and pray for me, and the fear disappeared.
Damie has been a rock. A man of great strength and faith. Never wavering.
Today is his birthday, and I want to publicly honor him. I am thankful for him, for his courage, for his faithfulness, for his friendship, for his perseverance, and for his constant love for me.
Happy Birthday sweet husband! I love you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Swimming In Pink

Last Saturday was Race For The Cure. I was overwhelmed by the support I received. I felt so loved.
Seventy people signed up to be on my team.
Many more friends donated money, from all over the country.
Damie's employer, ESI, had a fundraiser that raised $700. In addition, many of his co-workers gave donations and/or raced with us.
As a team, we raised over $1800!
We had a lot of fun! I am touched by everyone who sacrificed. You made a difference in fighting breast cancer and saving lives.

I've been reflecting on the past few months of campaigning for Komen Race for the Cure. It was actually a lot of work. And as much as I would LOVE for there to be a cure, I'm not passionate about fighting cancer. It's not my cause. I don't want cancer to define me, in any way.
I've been thinking, what is my cause? What am I passionate about?
I want to serve God with all my heart.
I want people to know there is hope, no matter the difficulty of their circumstances.
And I'm passionate about helping the poor.
What is your cause? What are you passionate about?
Please comment and tell me. I'd love to know!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Psalm 106:1-3

"Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
      His faithful love endures forever.
Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord?
      Who can ever praise him enough?
There is joy for those who deal justly with others
      and always do what is right."