Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ten Things Tuesday

XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday


Mom starts back on chemo tomorrow, so that's what is on the old mind today. Here are 10 things to be thankful for during this illness:


  1. Mom has a convenient excuse for all goofy or forgetful behavior - "chemo fog".

  2. She has officially had the most consecutive "good hair days" our family has ever had.

  3. I've learned some really big words.

  4. Vanity goes and isn't really missed.

  5. Empathy. I simply didn't get it before.

  6. My mother realized how many people out there truly love her.

  7. All the cards and phone calls. And food and flowers. And hugs and visits.

  8. She has become a lot more vocal about her faith.

  9. The blessing of intercessary prayer.

  10. That our world and our bodies may fail us, but God never does.

18 comments:

Mzzterry said...

great list~~ and i adore those beach photos on your 101st post!!

Jenny said...

Your Mom is in our prayers!!!

Jayne said...

What a great list. I'm glad you're able to see some humor at such a time--I'm not sure I could do it. It says a lot about your faith, and your mom's.

God Bless.

Jill said...

Oh Danna~ I will be praying for your sweet mother!

Marti Jo said...

Probably your best ten ever. Thanks for continuing to be an example to me of how to be thankful in all circumstances.

Andria said...

I so admire your mom's spiritual strength - I loved your family since we were trading shoes at naptime. I pray for your mom always. I'm so glad you were able to have such a wonderful vacation together!

Jenn said...

I love your list, Danna. We are thinking and praying for all of ya'll right now while your mom is going thru her chemo treatments. I love it, our wold and bodies may fail us, but God never does. Well spoken, sister.

Kim said...

The beach photos are beautiful..esp. the candid ones of the girls! Your list for your sweet mom is precious. In a trial it is always hard to see the bright side, but your list is perfectly bright. Both of you are in my prayers.

Deborah said...

What beautiful things to be thankful for and mindful of.

Sheppard Family said...

I loved your list! Your mom is amazing, we pray for her always, and her incredible family. It looked like you all had a great vacation. The pictures were beautiful, they make me a little green eyed. We have 8 more weeks till we can go, but who is counting. I'll be in touch soon about a dress. Jana Sheppard

sharon said...

Praying for you mum. Thank God for His family, God bless you.

Stephanie said...

You look just like your mother. I'll be praying for your mother during her chemo.

Kathryn said...

What blessings our moms to our lives! I'll be thinking of yours as she continues to battle the cancer.

Leigh Ann said...

Thanks for such a prompt reply! Your friend's name choice gives me the confidence I was looking for to go without the hyphen. Thanks for passing on the info. :)

PS - I'm with mzzterry - those beach pix are awesome! My bunch has a hard time with family photos - could we not be silly for just one second please? Your girls look like naturals in front of the camera. Consider yourself blessed!

Gina Savage said...

Love your mom! She is so sweet. We will be praying for her.
Hugs!!!

Julie said...

Danna...your mother is such a sweet person....I will be praying for her.... I loved the beach pictures but I was looking to see Uncle Danny in those pics....I have not seen him in forever..tell him hello next time you get a chance....thanks for the comments

EB said...

Wow, your mom seems like such a special lady! We will keep you in our prayers!!
CB

Amy Griffin said...

She looks great. and I loved your list!!