The St. Louis Art Museum is fantastic. If you ever get a chance to go, you must experience the grandeur of the building itself and the treasures within. On a trip there with a friend and my son, Fierce, I picked up and bought a copy of the book: If Picasso painted a Snowman by… Continue reading If Picasso painted a Snowman Art Series
I closed the door to our apartment with my hands full, got Fierce in the stroller to go for a walk around the lake and realized I forgot my scarf…ugh. Oh well, skip it. Fighting off a little self consciousness and a smidge of regret I strolled on and it was awesome. I felt the… Continue reading Taxol…Only 1 month to go!
Fierce turned 1 on July 19! We celebrated a few days earlier so we could have the party at Sandy Pines and invite all of our family and close friends. I can't believe how many people ended up coming and spoiling Fierce. Thank you! Before the party started, it just so happened to be family… Continue reading Fierce’s 1st Birthday
Amidst the excited chatter of women and girls, the bride was getting ready for her big day. At my parents house, we all had our makeup and hair done up to look our best. My mom made breakfast for us all and we smiled and clinked our mimosa glasses. Lynnae gave each of us girls… Continue reading Introducing Lynnae and John Oostema!
We are settling into St. Louis. We actually live just across the state line in O'Fallon, IL. Apartment living is like camping for now. The mattress is on the floor in our room and Fierce is using his pack 'n play. The really neat part is that the minute you walk out your door all… Continue reading Halfway Through Taxol
This week I wanted to get my focus off of the anticipation of nausea as I received chemotherapy. I asked my friends and family for their prayer requests so I could focus on God and others. I may be a wounded warrior, but I am dedicated to taking back for God more than has been… Continue reading Chemo Round 4
Sitting there getting pumped full of life saving chemicals was making me nauseous, which is physically impossible because of the anti-nausea drugs. I realized my brain was warning me "THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOU SICK!" Alright, so the mental battle has begun. I decided to get my mind on something else so I turned on… Continue reading Chemo Round 3
My Aunt Deb gave me the book, Biblical Healing by T.L. Osborn. At first this book is pretty intimidating. The first half of the book focuses on having faith in Christ and believing Him for instantaneous healing. Pastor Osborn started out doing pastoral work, then went to India to be a missionary only to find that… Continue reading Biblical Healing by T.L. Osborn
I was pretty tempted to play hookie or perhaps not go back at all, but I walked through the doors and into the waiting room. I poured myself some hot water and pulled out some ginger tea from a bag of goodies my friend Sheena gave me. Soon, I had my blood drawn and met… Continue reading Chemo Round 2
I slept in...ahhh. Then Flowers were delivered to my door with a note that said, "Love Wes and Fierce." We had french toast, I slept some more and then Wes took me out for dinner and dessert. It was a really sweet day and I appreciated every minute. Thank you Wes for being wonderful. I… Continue reading My 1st Mother’s Day