Friday, June 13, 2008

Coming Up For Air

Oh my goodness, it has been a month since my last blog entry. What a worldwind month it has been! Since my last post, I've left my job, gone to the beach to visit my sister, been offered a part time teaching position at a local college, been training for the part time position I start with the domestic violence center, packed/unpacked/reorganized my home office, and preparing to head down to St Simons Island tomorrow. Whew!

I don't know if anyone is even still visiting me here. But if you are, thanks for checking in on me. (((Kathi))) Thank you for asking about me, and thinking about me. I"m going try to be better about posting more often.

My sister Judy is doing very well in her fight against ovarian cancer. She has finished six rounds of very aggressive chemo, has no hair, but is feeling great. Her doctors are very encouraged that her numbers look good, and her cat scans look good. They tell her they are very impressed with how good she looks and feels. She has handled chemo so well, and not had as bad a side effects as many do with the kind of chemo she has received. Her appetite has returned so she has gained about 10 pounds, which is really needed. And she says she can feel her strength and stamina returning with each new day. So we continue to hope, and pray for a miracle.

The family and I are leaving tomorrow morning for a week at St Simons Island, one my favorite places on earth. Each time I go, as we cross the causeway over to the island, I always feel myself exhale, breathe deeply, and my muscles relax. I need it bad!


Paula said...

Have a relaxing time on your vacation.

I'm so glad that you sister is doing well with her treatments.

Cathy said...

So good to see you posting again. Hope you all have a great time away.


Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh Rebecca, it was so nice to hear from you, it put a big smile on my face :). How wonderful to hear of all your changes, challenges and things to keep on my prayer list :).

I'm so glad to hear Judy is doing well, she can be a miracle! I continue to pray for her and God's hands to be upon each of you!

St Simons George and I went through there once on our way to Jekyll Island during our Christmas visit to Savannah...I will now be jealously thinking of you all week :). Big Sigh...

Big hugs and prayers to you!
Kathi :)

Belle-ah said...

Happy NEW season to you! (((hugs)))

Beaufort Belle said...

Continued prayers for your sister and for you as you start this new season in your life.

As we were coming home from Florida, I waved over to St Simons Island hoping you were still there.

Love you!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Checking in on you Rebecca, I hope you had a wonderful time on your vacation! You are in my thoughts and prayers dear friend :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Can you believe it's July? Have the magnolia's bloomed there? I'm sure they have, I can almost smell them all the way up here. We will have blooming peonies for the 4th of July! :0, they usually bloom Memorial weekend...Have a wonderful 4th of July! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kathi :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Just dropping by to say hello! You're in my thoughts and prayers! :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Rebecca, you must be having the time of your life! How wonderful :). You have been in my thoughts and prayers!

Kathi :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Miss Rebecca,

How wonderful to hear from you! It was pure joy to see you dropped by for a visit. I'm sad to hear of your sister, I continue to pray for her, God can perform miracles, my Dad was given two years at best and he's now over three and doing well with his treatments. Only God knows for sure but I will pray for a miracle.

I look forward to hearing what you've been up to. I was missing Savannah terribly last week and took time to look at what was available...I just don't have time for a visit right now though...think of me when you are there and the islands are always a joy aren't they?

Much love and hugs dear friend,
Blessings and prayers to you!
Kathi :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I'm still thinking and praying for you dear friend!

Kathi :)