October 3, 2015

Celebrate | Still Celebrate


http://www.ruthayreswrites.com/2015/10/the-best-is-celebration-celebrate-this.html



The news was not what we had hoped for on Tuesday...

But our God is still good.

We have hope and feel His strength.

He is our Helper.

And He helps us through others.

Within hours, we received an email from Glenda saying the family had talked and wanted to help us with anything and they meant anything. I'm able to fly with Jim to Toronto for the surgery and treatments.

Mom and Dad came home from the cottage to be close. Their help and a family dinner with my sister, brother in law and nephew meant so much. Lots of laughs and a delicious meal! Side note: Karrilee talked about getting a picture all evening. We teased her so much that now she is having fun not sharing it with us!

Heather, Patti, Lori and Signa pitched in with lesson plans and more when I needed to stay home from school that first day.

Theresa called to let us know she has meals to share with us.

Loving words given to us through visits, calls and messages.

Thank you.

We still celebrate.

We still do the normal (and find joy in it).

We still laugh.

We still have our wonderful family.

We still have each other. I will always remember that 5-person hug in the kitchen.

We still have a great, great God.

Much to celebrate.

Can you still celebrate when the one you love has been diagnosed with cancer?

Yes.

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Drafted on September 19th.


3 comments:

  1. Loralee, I am praying!! This post has me in tears. Your strength. Your faith. Sending you prayers too!

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  2. Loralee, Looking at all the beauty in your life will help strengthen you for the challenge ahead. My hopes and prayers go out to you and Mike for a full and complete recovery.

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  3. Thank you, Michelle and Bernadette, for the sweet messages and for praying with us.

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