Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Calm Before the Storm

Sitting here dreading chemo tomorrow.  It's so hard to do something you know is going to make you feel so bad, but yet you know it will save your life so you go with a smile on your face.....okay maybe the smile is a stretch.

I wanted to have some pictures of me during this season of life.  My sister never took a picture of herself, bald, while going through chemo.  I want to document my fight and victory, so Bryan and I had some pictures made.  Here is the scrapbook I made so I can look back on this time and smile.

Tomorrow is chemo day, say a prayer that it goes well and that I don't have much pain afterwards.

Love to all...... Connie



  1. Ok! Now I'm bawling!!!! Here I'm supposed to be the one encouraging YOU and telling you to keep your head up and march through this, and you hit me with this thing called "smilebox!" That HAD to be the absolute best thing I've seen yet. Connie, you are so beautiful, and to see your hubbie there with you, so loving and caring. . . it got to me! And then I saw the bike! I just started going to a new church, and one of their main outreaches is to bikers. We have biker Bible studies, biker breakfasts, biker trips, etc. These are the greatest guys I've ever met! And your picture just made me think you would fit right in with them all.

    You look so good, Connie. I know that doesn't help when you feel like road kill!!!! Please know that beyond the shadow of a doubt, you will be in my constant prayers during the next few days. I know what you mean about going back. I used to think that ANYONE who would go back through those doors was a fool. But what other choice do we have????? You WILL make it! I could see it in those pictures and I feel it in my bones and in my heart! Thank you for this post. It just made my whole day!

  2. As I was reading this, I looked over and read my daily inspiration message and how fitting it was today.

    "Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of Your universe. Delight me to see how Your Christ plays in ten thousand places...I do not ask to see the reason for it all; I ask only to share the wonder of it all."

    "Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God." Job 22:26 NIV

    Only 2 more treatments left and this will all be over and the Victory dance will begin.

    I Love You!!!
    You can do it!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Two days have past since the dreaded day, and I know how hard it can be. I just want you to know that I'm praying for you constantly. I can't stand it that ANYONE has to go through this, but I have YET to meet anyone who has not come out the other side a changed, more wonderful, more beautiful person!!!! I've already seen it in your pictures and I just KNOW the Lord has so much in store for you!!!! Keep going, girl --- on foot in front of the other, one breath after the other and you'll get there! You can't begin to know how many people are at the finish line cheering you on!!!!!!