I'm coming to you from the end of a very long, but wonderful day. We've officially entered testing season at school, and although it can get a bit monotonous and boring, it is SO quiet. That's good on the nerves this time of year, when my fuse seems to be a bit shorter than it was when we began this long adventure in August. All morning long, my students just tested away. It's rewarding to see their little brains working to recall all of the knowledge that they've been exposed to this year. 11 more days. . .
In other news, Brian and I did yoga tonight. We're making an attempt to work our way through the P90x program. Y'all, this stuff is hard. I always thought yoga was more for trend than exercise, but let me tell you, I was sweating bullets by the time we were finished. This was about our fourth time to do the routine, and, though it's easier each time, it's still not a workout for wimps!
We settled in for a couple episodes of The Office after that. We have a new love. You've probably known about it forever, but it's news to us. Did you know that, if you have a Wii (and we do), you can watch movies instantly with your Netflix account, plus get a DVD in the mail? All for $8.99/month. About a month ago, we cut off our satellite service, and this has been a great replacement! They should compensate me for my advertising. I just love having movies on demand.
And now, we're wrapping up our night. I've mentioned a thousand times that I'm the planner sort. I always make our lunches, make the coffee, pick out my clothes, etc the night before. I think about what the next day we'll bring.
Tonight, I remembered that tomorrow brings chemo for me. I'm starting Herceptin tomorrow after school. Finally, my insurance approved the treatment (PRAISE GOD!), and we got it all set up and ready to begin tomorrow. This will be a yearlong regimen. So, every 3 weeks, I'll go to the chemo lab for my dose of drugs.
I'm sure that returning to the place from which I thought I graduated will have some strange feelings with it. But, I know that God is good and His plan for me is perfect. Isn't it refreshing and reassuring to know that He is the Author and Finisher of our stories? I see great victory in this fact.
Can you pray for me tomorrow?
-Pray that the Lord will sustain me and strengthen me as I return to the chemo lab. I'll be honest when I say that there is a sense of failure that accompanies this return.
-Pray that the Lord would allow me to walk by faith. Pray that He would allow my spiritual eyes to be opened to others who are there who might need my encouragement. I really feel as if a blessing would be lost if I see this as being all about me. I desperately want this to be all about Him.
- Pray for my physical health. Before when I did Herceptin, I didn't notice any major side effects. Would you pray that the same would be true this time, too?
Thank you so much for supporting me and allowing me to blab on and on and on about each phase of this process. What a process it is, too!
Good night, my sweet friends!