Friday, October 24, 2008

A Success In My Book!

"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." [Prov. 31:30] I've decided, after a series of unfortunate events, that this will be my new mantra -to become this Proverbs woman. Too many young women define themselves by their appearances, possessions, and pleasantries in conversation. But, this experience of cancer has forced me to re-evaluate my life's aspirations. I no longer see the need to focus my worth on the way that I look. Sure, I still want to be attractive to my husband. I still want to take care of my body as God's temple, but I don't see the need to find my worth in the size I wear or the clothes I have or the car I drive or the jewelry that adorns me. No, my life's ambition must be the fear of the Lord, and that's all. When I am fearing God, I am showing reverential awe for him. When I am in awe of God, this forces me to see him as sovereign and to want to do His will.

Have you noticed how certain occurrences spawn more insight and reflection? This was one of those days for me. I felt the presence of the Lord on me like I never have before and I saw Him seeing me through this trial. Let me let you in on a few events of the day...

This is me in my chemo stall. I loved that they brought me a fresh, warmed blanket every few hours. Ahhh!
Brian. Always the ponderer.

Me and my sister-in-law, Lauren. I have to let you know about God's hand in this. He provided a job for Lauren at the chemo center 2 weeks. Coincidence? I think not.


Dr. Brian giving me a check-up. Yep, my heart sounds good.

Port access. Not the highlight of the day.
Ooo, look at that sexy mediport! Try not to be jealous :)

I'm not gonna be nervous. I'm not gonna be nervous ...

My great nurse reading me the right act.


This is me pouting at Brian because he wouldn't share my chair with me and snuggle. Just a little bit of medicine makes me extremely unreasonable. Poor Brian.


Catching up on my correspondence, er, uh, thank you notes.


And, the lovely fishies. I feel like I'm at the beach ... NOT!
After 6 1/2 hours, I was footloose and fancy-free, and feeling great. Brian and I capped off the night with a lovely dinner (provided by a sweet friend) and a trip to Wal-Mart. Alas, life must go on!
Thank you for your prayers and support!








23 comments:

Crystal said...

I'm glad that it went well, as well as it could go I guess. You are such a strong woman! You look so cute pouting at Brian. I'll still be praying for you, and I a LOT of other people will be too.

the undomesticated wife said...

You are so incredibly brave! And you attitude truly inspires me! ((hugs))

L Sqaured said...

I can't believe how brave you are! I would be ballin' like a baby! You are amazing.

I love your blog by the way, You are a very strong person!

Amy said...

What an amazing perspective! And your words are so true... A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised, and she will be blessed!

Your humor, strength, and faith are such a blessing to witness as well.

What an encouragement you are to so many!
And your beauty of God is shining through you!

I will be praying for you!
God Bless,
Amy:)

Marcy said...

I stumbled upon your blog through a friend of a friend. Your testimony and life are amazing. Thank you for being so honest and allowing God to speak to us all through your words. My prayers are with you!

Vicki Clifton said...

I don't know you but I found your blog one day. It has been a real encouragement! I pray that God helps you and blesses you through this experience. Thanks so much for sharing about your life.
Vicki Clifton
www.cliftonadventuresbyvicki.blogspot.com

erinkern said...

Great verse to make your mantra. I think we (women in general) could do a better job of following that mantra.

Thanks for sharing.

Lindsey said...

You are so brave! This post was inspiring - wise words by a very wise woman!

Bee said...

You're still in my thoughts and prayers. Keep hanging in there woman! And you look beautiful!!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Lindsey, you are lovely! :) You ARE such a description of the Prov. 31 woman. You just keep blowing me away.

Good job at the first chemo session! Your first one is OVER! Praise God.

one of nettie's girls said...

I'm glad your first one is over. And, what a great idea to document it with pictures. God is so good to provide someone you love right there in that department. Will keep praying and looking forward to more good reports.

Rebecca Taylor said...

I agree with Amy!! You are amazing...and you look beautiful in all of the pictures!

Weeksie50 said...

You are so brave and strong and beautiful. It is inspiring to see you posting your experiences with your chemo treatment. Thank God the first one is over.

I tagged you and gave you some bloggy love..

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Lindsey ~ I'm glad it went well..and that the first one is over. You are so strong and brave..I wish I could be more like you.

I do love all your pictures and I'm glad that Brian was there with you. I'll still be praying for you!

Hugz,
Michele

Leslie said...

You are one tough cookie! So proud of you. And regardless of your new mantra, I just have to say that your haircut is super cute :)

Alabamamom said...

I was thinking about you and praying for you on Friday. I'm so thankful that the first chemo went so well. I'll continue to pray that all your treatments will go as well.

Amber said...

You are so beautiful! Also...amazing, inspiring, brave, I could go on and on...thank you for sharing your journey with us. You are held in my prayers....

Shannon said...

So glad your first chemo went well!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

You are such a strong person! I think I would have been crying when they hooked up to the port. And you look so CUTE in that big chemo chair.

SweDaisy said...

God bless you and your positive attitude. That's the way to beat this thing.

Keeping you in my prayers.

Take care,
Lisa

Podso said...

Thanks for continuing to share, and for your wonderful perspective. Loved seeing the pictures ... and your sense of humor!

My home - My life said...

I love your perspective and that first paragraph you wrote - wow - I will be printing that out and saving it.

You are such a trooper. Glad it went well for you... And thanks for the update... I will keep praying...

Megan said...

You are an amazing inspiration! Stay strong. You're in my prayers.