Saturday, April 14, 2012

Home again, home again, jiggety jig...

We made it home today.  We were a little worried that the wild weather we're having in Oklahoma would delay us, but we slipped in between storm systems.  I'm thankful for that.

For some reason I'm considerably more tired than I expected to be. I'm sure it's a combination of the emotions & stress of the last few days along with travelling today.  I just feel really wiped.  I'm also kind of achy in the 2 spots where they did the bone marrow biopsies.

I'm so happy to be home & be back with my kiddo. I got a huge hug from him at the airport today.  It was pretty cool to have a 16 yr old boy give you a long bear hug in public & not care who saw him.  I am also thankful for my Mama & her wrangling him while we were gone.  She's the BEST!

Even though it's a little blurry, I have to share a picture of some of my favorite people in the world:

Brian's "little" brother & his wife & girls live an hour & a half outside of Houston.  They came & went to dinner with us our last night in Houston.  It was such a blessing to see them.  It's been too long.

Also want to share something God reminded me of recently.  When I learned I was going on this cancer journey, I was going to get some lunch & I saw a bumper sticker that reminded me of one of my favorite songs.  I hadn't heard it in years.  The first verse & chorus go like this:

God sent his son,
They called Him Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon;
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives
I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives
All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future;
And life is worth the living
Just because He Lives.
It also reminded me of a cross stitch my sweet friend Milly did a special charting for & was willing to share with me:

I am so thankful that because my Savior lives I can face tomorrow with no fear.


Anonymous said...

I am glad you are safely back home and that you enjoyed the visit with your friends. Love that song and will continue to pray for you.


Laura said...

Oh Jana....I love that song too. I love the cross stitch. How awesome is that. We love you and are so thankful you made it home safely. We are praying for the results...thanks for blogging. A good way to share your info without telling the same story over and over which can be so emotional!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome!! Rest well.

Julie M

OctoberLace said...

Jana, I'm glad you got home safely and hope that the doctors have some positive news for you soon. Theresa

Gillie said...

Hooray for family and good choruses but most of all Him!

Ann H. said...

What a wonderful post and such a fantastic outlook. I love that song too!

Anonymous said...

I also love the song "Our God is an Awesome God"! He is and won't forsake you! Love and prayers! Your sister in Christ,
Robin Ingle

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you made it safely home, and glad that you missed the storms. They're no fun in a car. You've just got such a good attitude about this whole thing!!