Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday #2

As I glance out the window, I see clouds and remnants of lots of rain! A cold front has found its way down here. I am wearing sweater turtleneck as I type! (Yes, I am cold natured!) What a difference from just a few days ago.

I am participating in Thankful Thursday over at Truth 4 the Journey. Join us there as we share things in our lives that we are thankful for. See my sidebar for the button to take you there!

1) I am thankful that the boys have no school for the next two days due to fall break! No carpool! (I'm a little selfish here!)

2) I am thankful that my entire family has had the flu shot.

3) I am thankful that Child #2 is on a church retreat to the beach. He needs some down time, He's carrying a tough load this junior year--AP classes galore!

4) I am thankful for my friend, Robin, who is going to ride a 1000 (yes, thousand!!!!!) miles to raise awareness for cancer research. She leaves on Sunday--I will be there to see the team off, will take pictures and have a website for tracking and praying!! These people are amazing!

5) I am thankful for all of the prayers for my Mama! Y'all are so sweet! She goes back to the surgeon in the morning for results from the biopsy and to have stitches removed. Please continue to pray for Mama Lib! Thank you! Update (10/16/09): Talked to my parents who just got home from the doctor. The biopsy showed cancer but in a very limited area. She caught it quickly with the self-examination. They were given 3 options. One is to do nothing. Two is to simply have chemo. Three is to be aggressive, have the breast removed and take 4-6 weeks of radiation. They are leaning toward #3 as am I! Please continue to keep them both in your prayers. We are all very much at peace and know that God is in control. :)

6) ---I added one more!! I am thankful that I have my very first photo shoot on Saturday with an adorable 20 moth old in a pumpkin patch! I am thankful that God is providing opened doors for this passion of mine to photograph others. He provides beautiful people and things to photograph....I can't go wrong as long as I stay focused on Him.

Sweet Blessings!


Casey said...

Great list! Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day!

Divine Mrs D said...

I love your list! I hope that you're having a relaxing few days without the car pool!

Danielle said...

Girl, ask if you can post any of those pictures on your blog. I'd love to see them!!

I have a passion for taking pictures, too, but I'm not that great at But, I still love it!

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Great list.

God bless momma!

Today was "pink day" at the cherubs' school in honor of breast cancer awareness month. My daugther AND my son wore pink proudly.

I think we have the same cold front! I wore a furry vest today!

Kelly Combs said...

I know what you mean about carpool, I drive my kids too.

I hope your mom will receive good results from her biopsy.

Enjoy your photo shoot!

Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciated your comment, so I thought I'd leave you another one!! :) I'm actually a Lutheran, but I know that the Lutherans and Methodists are getting close now-a-days!! ;)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Love and blessings!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thankful for friends like you...

More later. Been a very tough couple of weeks.


On Purpose said...

I am thankful for stopping by here on Friday to peek into your life and get to join in praying for your mama! Thank you for the blessing of sharing this prayer request...trusting and knowing God will be all over this situation!

Have a great weekend my friend...have fun with your photo shoot!

Mary Singer Wick said...


Thanks for sharing your blessings with us, and how you count them. Praying your mother will be healed of the cancer quickly.

It's cold here in Raleigh--I too am wearing a turtleneck!



Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi girlie! I will keep your family in my prayers. Mrs. Jane is doing well...thank you~

LisaShaw said...

Precious Susan,

Praying for your Mama! My MIL went through this and had the breast removed a year ago Jan. GOD is good. We supported her through her decision.

I'm thankful for too much to share but I am thankful to know you as a sister in Christ.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

I will be praying for your Mama. I have a dear friend who chose option #3 last year, and has not regretted it. Looking forward to seeing some of those shots from the pumpkin patch. Got to get in the bed. Just got home today, and subbing for the next two days. Have a blessed week. Jackie

Wendy Blight said...


Has your mom made a final decision about which option they will choose? Praying the Lord will bring perfect and complete healing to her entire body. Praying He will show up SO BIG through this entire process!!!



Paula (SweetPea) said...

I see now why you took 100 photos of that cutie. I didn't ask why but didn't know the significance.

It's always wonderful to see a passion come to fruition.