November 22, 2013
I am introducing a new song I wrote that is perfect for Advent. You can hear it by using this YouTube: http://youtu.be/TOuSmcMhP2w
Send me a message if you would like to receive a copy of the music.
August 9, 2013
Here I am again, lagging in my posts. I think of things when I'm driving in my car and then forget about it when I'm near a computer. I suppose maybe that has something to do with being closer to 60 than 50!
We are in an exciting time in our life's journey. Our daughter, Joanne, is engaged to be married on October 12, just a couple months from now! It is so great to have this wonderful event to look forward to! I sang for a wedding a couple weeks ago in the same church where Joanne and Steve's wedding will be and it was surreal to think about that being us in that same situation! So many blessings!
On the health front, we are all doing well, keeping our heads up and trusting God in His plans for us. Hope this finds all of you doing well.
Blessings and thanksgiving!
Graces in the Trials
February 25, 2013
I realize it's been way too long since I've posted anything here and I do apologize for those people who were wanting to find something new. For those of you who have followed my journal, you know that God has given us a fair amount of challenges to bear in our path with Him. And it is yet another of these challenges that has kept me from writing.
My daughter, Angela, who has borne the brunt of most of the problems we face has been dealt yet another blow. To recap, 7 years ago she was diagnosed with kidney failure and has been on dialysis. In 2011 she had a pseudotumor (excessive fluid) in her brain which left her legally blind. At that time they also noted an actual brain tumor on the right side of her head. We had been watching it and on Labor Day of 2012, she had a couple seizures and tests showed that the tumor had grown. In October, she underwent a biopsy and it was found to be a stage 2 astrocytoma (cancer). She underwent radiation treatments and for now the tumor is stable and the radiation has stopped the current growth, but this type of tumor will come back as an aggressive form of the disease (hopefully years from now) and we will ultimately lose her to it.
My lack of writing is that putting things in words makes it all very real. But in all of it, I am so inspired by her....she is so strong. And I am ever so grateful for my God and His love for all of us. I cannot imagine what this kind of trial would be without faith.
So, I hope to do better with my journal in the future. Asking for prayers as we travel this road.....never alone.