Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Hi there folks! I so enjoyed spending last evening with my girlfriends in my Home school group. The meeting started at 7, and we meet in a meeting room at the local hospital in Festus. Last night was "Book Report" night. That's the meeting where we all share what we, as mom's, read in our free time. It is always a fun meeting. It gives us all a little insight into each other. Beyond our common interest of teaching our children at home, we all do teach biblical curriculum, it is commonly known as a Christian group. This has been, for as long as I can remember, my Christian support group. Yes, we do talk of teaching our children Godly principals at home. We do all feel strongly, that it is our job as Christian, Godly, mothers. We all share our struggles, as well as our accomplishments. But more than that, the women that have been my closest friends, all the women that have been in attendance at all my home-births, came from this group. These are Godly women that mean so much to me. We hold each other accountable on a regular basis. We question each other when we do something "out of the box". We all have that kind of relationship. So, as the date for my second round of chemo quickly approaches (tomorrow morning!), it was this meeting that I looked forward to attending. I didn't wear my wig. I went, with my thinning, shedding real hair. I showed them how easy it was falling out. I did take my wigs, both of them, and let them vote. They prayed for me and my mom and my family, as we walk down this very long and new path. Then we went to Steak N Shake, as we always do, to share food and fellowship till the wee hours of the morning. Because of all that is going on in my life, I did leave early. I got home at midnight! I know, that is not considered early by many. But trust me, there have been many times we have all talked way way past that, and I got home at 2 or 3am! This morning, in my morning call to my mom, she mentioned her TV was again messed up. I tried to walk her through the normal fix, but she kept saying it wasn't working. So, knowing what my next few days are going to include, I figured this was something that needed to be done today. I can't leave my mom without TV for the next week! So, I loaded up my two little girls, Kassy and Emma, and we went to see Grandma! We went in, I fixed her TV, then I fixed us all lunch. And, her hair still looks great!! It was not as curly as it was when I curled it on Saturday, but it still looked great! So, apparently, I didn't mess it up as bad as I had worried about!! Once I cleaned up the lunch mess, put everything back like we found it (or better), we loaded up and headed home. I will call her tonight, put her to bed, so to speak. Then in the morning, I will call her and remind her it is Wednesday, remind her it is the day she goes to FBC Festus for Bible Study, then I will get hooked up and start my chemo. From there on, the plan gets a bit sketchy. I will be playing it by ear, or, walking by blind faith.