Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Monday, June 2, 2014

This and That - and Yes - Really That!

Just thought I would take a little bit of time today to share a few things with you all. Kind of a this and that kind of post.
 
First up - well last week I had shared last week that my eye brows were coming in. Well they are still quite light because they are little tiny hairs. And the last few days I have just been going without my eye brow pencil. The reason I have been not using my eye brow pencil is it is very challenging for me to use it now that I have a lot more area that is darker so it is harder for me to use the pencil and make the brow the way I want to make them look. Well when using my hats - it works just fine to go without my eye brow pencil. But Sabbath morning - as I was getting ready for church- I had a surprise. Once I put my wig on- I was shocked at how very light, non existent that my eye brows looked. Well my husband and granddaughter were ready to go and I felt pressured. Using my eye brow pencil has always been challenging for me - I have only been using one for the past month and it has been hard for me to make my eye brows match. Anyway so I was feeling pressured but it looked awful to have my make up on and my dark wig - and then my eye brows look so light. So it was a stressful time. My husband was very helpful and had SweetPea help him with something to give me a little extra time. Anyway I was able to get it done.
 
I have decided to share a photo with you all - of me without my wig or hat.
I finally got a decent photo - and you can at least see that I have a tiny bit of hair. It has gotten darker - thankfully - it's easier to see then the peach fuzz it was to begin with.
 
Feel privileged that I shared this photo- I do not go around without something covering my head and hardly anyone that is not family have seen my bald head. But I just felt that since I got a decent photo of it - where I don't look as horrible as most of the photos that I have tried to take have turned out. So you are lucky to get to see this photo. Hey- it is part of my "adventure" and a part of my reality. So it is just something I feel like I need to do- like a freeing experience maybe. I don't really know- but I have felt like I am suppose to share it. There are others that may have to go through this - and I want to be a good example to others to show that what ever God allows to come your way - He will give you the strength and courage to get through it. I would have never thought that I could have gone through the last 6 months but I have made it- and I still face months till my hair is at a length that I would really like to have it at- but God will continue to give me the strength and courage to face each and every day.
 
Oh - and guess what- I continue to lose my eye lashes. My right eye has virtually none- well I can't see anything - maybe a hair or two but I have to REALLY look to find them - my left eye has a few more. But the truth is that I don't have enough eye lashes to even waste time putting mascara on. Just think of all the time I will save.....no.....seriously - it takes a whole lot more time to try to put mascara on when you hardly have any lashes. So today I am not even using mascara - and it will be a while before I use it again. At least I have learned how to use my eye liner on both top and bottom area of my eye lashes to make me look better. I just have been surprised. I had read how people had said that there eye lashes were the last to go - I just had no idea that 3 weeks after chemo was totally behind me - that I would have continued to lose eye lashes and have to start from scratch. I guess since the new stuff will be coming in soon - that the old stuff is coming out to make room for the new stuff. Have lost more of my eye brows but at least there is a shadow where the new growth is.
 
It has gotten warm around here- it will be in the 90's all week long. So I am having to try to get my outside jobs done in the mornings- before it gets too warm.
 
I am going to spend some time this afternoon - looking through the vhs movies that we have - and make a list of them. And also of the kids books that we have. So I can use those lists to plan what I am going to do with SweetPea this summer. I am thinking of doing themes each week and trying to incorporate books and movies in with what we are doing to reinforce what we are learning. I am also working on getting projects ready.
 
Well I better close- I have a list of things I want to get done tonight.
I hope this finds you all doing well. :O)

15 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa, So nice to meet you and read of your journey. I saw your comment on my daily visit to Sola Scriptura and that you live in Texas. I live here in north Texas and always enjoy meeting other Texans.
    Your courage with the challenge you face shines through. Your blog is an inspiration. I am a new follower.
    Blessings!

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    1. Welcome CelestinaMarie! Glad to have you as a new follower! And thank you for the kind comment! Have a wonderful day! Lisa :O)

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  3. You are a wonderful example of making lemonade out of lemons. I so appreciate how you are sharing your journey with us. Much love to you!

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    1. Thank you Ann- you and your family have sure been a wonderful example to me as well. <3
      Lisa :O)

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    1. Eileen~ Thank you! I hope you are doing well. God bless~ Lisa :O)

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  5. So glad you shared, you are beautiful my friend. I love you.

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  6. I think anyone who loves you just sees your eyes and face - and to them you are beautiful. Our son, almost 40, has been disabled almost all his life. Three surgeries for brain tumours and four years ago a stroke. (his kidneys have now almost failed too) He lost his hair years ago (radiotherapy wasn't so controlled in 1977.) So no hair to cover his scars or parts of his skull which has sunk. But he faces the world and their eyes with courage. He says if they don't like what they see they can look away.

    I keep my hair very short - not because I like it - but it reminds me not to be vain - and if Matthew can face the world, so can I.

    All things pass, not perhaps as we would wish, but we do become stronger. I wish you well X

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    1. Thank you- Treelover for your kind comment. Wow- your son sure has been through a lot. I admire his courage. Have a blessed day, Lisa :O)

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