Monday, November 28, 2011

Just one picture

We arrived home last night to a very cold, rainy Tennessee. Grateful that we didn't have to drive in rain the whole way home, just the last couple of hours. This morning everything was back to normal: Brian off early to school, Camden off to school (and tardy for the very first time in his school career), bloodwork and grocery shopping for Rory and I. Re-entry into the real world hasn't been a whole lot of fun. The kids are adjusting to not having grandparents and cousins to entertain them 24/7, and I'm having some major scar tissue issues. Waiting on a call back from the doctor, but I'm pretty sure that at the very least a doctor's appointment and antibiotics are in my future. Trying not to think about the last time I had this infection and ended up in the hospital for 9 days. Especially since I spent the trip home yesterday planning out everything we were going to cram in as a family before I go back to chemo in two weeks.

Becky gave me a little handy flip book of scripture, and I read this one this morning, "O Lord, do not stray far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!" Psalm 22:19 Kinda feeling the need for that this morning and trying to concentrate on the wonderful 8 days I just spent surrounded by family and not concentrate on the discomfort and worry I'm feeling today. 

I'm working hard to discover motivation to upload, look at, possibly edit, and then share the HUNDREDS of pictures I took over Thanksgiving break. You can take a whole lotta pictures during 8 days with family! I did manage to pull out just this one picture to share, though. Could not be any sweeter!



Vicky said...

Oh yes, you are so right on that one! Sigh, love those tender moments captured when they least suspect.

Okay, will pray for your scar and will think positive thoughts about it not getting infected again. I totally know that worry and all the thoughts that spiral out of control when its unleashed. Praying for a peaceful presence for you.

Hope to hear more about your trip even if its too daunting to edit the photos!

Joyce said...

Awesome picture!

Christine said...

Awesome photo!!! I'm sooo behind on uploading and editing that I'm a little scared. Here's hoping that the scar tissue is just a minor blip for you!

Renee T. said...

Love that new photo ! I hope all goes smoothly for you as you figure out the scar tissue thing. Keeping you in my thoughts....
:) Renee

thewonderfulhappens said...

it is so unnerving trying to get back to normal, so I hate that you have added anxieties on top of that. Happy to hear that you had a great time though. Great picture!

Krista said...

what a beautiful moment caught of your kids! love it.
thinking of you {hugs}

KrisJ said...

Oh my what a sweet photo!! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving week and I hope you get only good news!!

Joy said...

What a sweet photo! I'm gonna need another "Melissa tutorial" cause my photos did not turn out well at all. Can't wait to see the rest of them - get to editing, girl! : )

Be glad you didn't have rain the whole way back. We were starting to feel soggy. In the car. LOL

Hope your scar tissue is a non-issue. Praying for positive news and good reports! So happy you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Becky said...

yes, I love that photo. So sweet!! love you and praying that your scar tissue issue dissipates over night.

Amanda said...

So glad to see you back! Hope you had a wonderful trip. The picture is beautiful and I can't wait to see more. Praying for you and wanted to share this daily promise I read this morning.

Isaiah 54:10 - For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

the little reflection that goes with it:
God gives this promise to His people- that no matter what happens on this earth, God will always love us and walk beside us. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God.

I read that as I headed out to an appointment this morning and it brought the peace that I needed to my soul at that moment and in later moments as I was waiting. I pray God speaks his peace and comfort to you right now also!