Some of the things we accomplished this week follows.
*Saturday, Mother and Daughter Tea at my mom's church (They had it a week after Mother's Day so that some girls from college would be home to attend.)
*Sunday night, Shane was in the final "Patch Club" program for the season (He won the Super Sailor award for consistent Christian testimony and a spirit of giving! Photos to come soon!)
*Purchased suit, shirt, tie, socks for Shane to wear to his aunt's commencement from law school
*Took Shane and said suit to the alterations shop for ...well...alterations! :)
*Went to Dr.'s appointment Wed. to be told I have type 2 diabetes,(YIKES!) along with a couple other new health issues
*Went with hubby to have x-rays taken of his shoulder and knees
*Made appointments for hubby to see orthopedic Dr. and for my 2 hour class on managing diabetes
*Paid lots of bills (Wanted to pay more, but ran out of money! LOL)
*Cleaned my desk half way, still have some things to deal with
*Lots of business calls
*All the regular things to run a household!
NOW ABOUT THAT PRAYER REQUEST!
Many of you who have been reading my blog for awhile may remember my post about my dear friend Patti. I received a phone call from her today and right away, I could tell she had something to tell me that was weighing heavy on her mind and heart. She asked me if I was sitting down because she thought my knees might buckle at the sound of her news. Then she started out, "I'm okay. I'm driving somewhere right now and I'm fine, but I just want you to know so you can pray. I have breast cancer."
My dear friend Patti!
Boy, was I ever glad she had told me to be seated for that bomb! Now Patti knows that I have been through breast cancer with my mom and several aunts. Even my sister, Jungle Mom, has had a few issues with tumors and cysts. And I know that Patti has had some health issues and a couple of surgeries over the last year and a half. Her spirits were high today as we chatted about her MRI she was on her way to and the type of cancer she has. The particular type of cancer she has is the kind that if you have it in one breast, there is a 95% chance you also have it in the other breast. She assured me that she knows God makes no mistakes. He knew that on May 23, 2007, she would be told her biopsy came back positive. He was not taken unawares. She blessed me today with her vibrant testimony and faith in Christ! I think she encouraged me more than I encouraged her!
Ladies, Patti found her lump in a self-examination! The Dr. sent her for x-rays which came back telling her it was just mass and tissue. That was back in February. Over the last couple of months, she has felt that due to a pulling feeling and changes visually, something just wasn't right. She returned to her primary care physician who ordered a biopsy. Her Dr. just kept telling her over and over how proud she was of her for pursuing this and not just taking some one's word about the x-rays! HINT FOR ALL FEMALES: Do your monthly self-exams! I mentioned earlier that my mom has had her share of breast cancer. She has found all but one of her lumps. Once the Dr. found one. I'd like to ask all my praying blogging friends to please remember Patti as she is awaiting the next step after the results come back from today's MRI.
A second request I'd like to mention is concerning my mom. She drove from Florida to North Carolina to speak at a Ladie's Conference. She will be speaking Saturday morning. Please pray for God to have his way in each attendee's heart. Please pray also for my mom to have the words, grace, and discernment she will need. The theme is simply, "LOVE." Then Sunday, for traveling mercies as she will drive all afternoon to West Virginia to spend a few days with her sisters and brothers.
My mom, Loretta!
Thanks you all. I know you are a praying bunch and I am honored to *know* you!