Tuesday, February 19, 2008

miracles welcome...

Last week, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, which accounts for 10-15% of all breast cancer. She found out by going in for a soreness she felt in the "other" breast. It's amazing that they caught it so early since she went in for the other's soreness.

Now, the hard part: if you have ILC in one breast, there is a pretty good chance it will show up in the other breast in the future. So, she now has to make a decision whether to have a lumpectomy, removing only the part with the tumor...or a mastectomy, full removal of both breasts.

It's a pretty difficult time for Angie and her whole family. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Angie's taking it pretty hard.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Few and Far Between...

Today is a glorious day! Is it the best day of my life? No! But a glorious day it remains. There is nothing special about it...just that it's here. Even with my slight headache, for which I'm contemplating some serious over-the-counters for, it's nice.

I've heard it said that "Bowling Green is the happiest town on earth." Is that true? I don't know. Is it a pretty happy town? For me it is. We should have moved months ago. For four years, I've had at least a half-hour drive to work, with the last year being an entire hour each way. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have ditched that commute.

But it's not only the drive, it's the people. We've been going to Westminster Bible Church on Wednesday nights for several months...now we get to participate a lot more. And what a family we have found in them! While I miss my friends in Muhlenberg, I've been blessed with many more here.

Here's to life...