November 17, 2017

A finished project! I bought this file cabinet/school supply cabinet back in the spring and I asked for it to be unfinished so I could have time to decide what color I wanted it...Well, it sat in my work area for a few months, and then one day I moved it up on my work table and stained the inside...After that, it sat for months and months and months and MONTHS! Today I walked by and said "This is the day!".... I need sunlight coming in my bay window, and I need my work table to antique some frames...Not long after I made that declaration, my hand sander died! So I have been hand sanding all day... This is my finished project to live with for now and decide if I need to do anything else to it after the new year....It feels good to get it this far! Finally! :)

November 13, 2017

I have to use this day to tell how GOD has blessed us....In 2002, I was told I had cancer and I had 6 months to a year to live...That wasn't in God's plan...As soon as I went into remission I asked the doctor if we could have another baby...I always knew he was meant to be...In 2005, I miscarried...I prayed that if I wasn't to have another that God would take that desire away from my heart...But he didn't! I learned through it all that it is in God's time..Not mine...In 2006,  2 1/2 weeks after my 40th birthday, I gave birth to Timothy "Luke"...My first words I whispered to him when they handed him to me were "I have waited so long for you!"....I was at 4 years remission and our family was now complete....His smile and laugh lights up my heart everyday! He is a constant reminder of God's grace and that God gave me my heart's desire! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet 11 year old!!!

October 27, 2017

My "Jenny Day"...Thank you, Lord, for another October 27th! Thank you for 51 years! Last year, Taylor and I came to the old train depot and she took my picture for my 50th...Today, I spent the day as usual with my husband, Tim...So today at the old train depot we just happen to find this "Queen Bee" that some random person had previously written...Fitting for the day, so Tim wanted to take my picture in front of it..And if you notice it says "J + T" at the top...Perfect for Jenny + Tim...The writing was waiting just for me....💙 I am so blessed!

October 26, 2017

I took a "Jenny Day" yesterday and spent the whole day out antiquing and I took a cookie break with my daughter, Taylor, at Jason's Deli...I had not done that since last October...It was fun and the housework was still waiting on we all survived! I need to do it more often!

October 23, 2017

Taking time to reflect today on this last full week of one of my favorite months...15 years! It is like I get a bonus birthday every year...15 years remission...During this month,15 years ago, I had just finished a round of terrible chemo treatments...The strongest they could give me with more meds for a week after I went home..My body went through warfare...I had been given 6 months to a year survival...Radiation was going to begin...Much pain...It affected my eyesight... Cancer had left me with only one workable vocal cord....Radiation took away my voice.... They did not know if it would return...But GOD had other plans....Today I am here, 15 years later....My voice came back....On a good day I can hum and sometimes that 1 vocal cord allows me to softly sing.....I have my 10 year old, Luke, that was added to our little family of 3 to make us a little family of 4...He was born 2 1/2 weeks after my 40th birthday....God has been so good to me!! And on this 15th bonus year, I want to publicly praise HIM for all his many blessings...I could not be here....Luke would not be here....But God was not ready for me yet! So, each year to me is a bonus year! I am forever very grateful! 💙