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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

6 months later ~ my word

Just wanted to share a great photo from last week end!
Photo: Ok - here is the real color view!


You know how at the beginning of the year a lot of people talk about what their word for the year is going to be. Well I might be slow or something because it took me about 6 months to figure out what my word for this year is.
 
I have had several hints and really should have caught on a lot sooner, but like I said I am slow.
Actually God has been working on me for over a year with this word. But it was probably this year - in which I have realized that I had to put this word into action.
 
My word is Courageous - or Courage.
 
One of my favorite verses:
 
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage,
 And He shall strengthen your heart;
 Wait, I say, on the Lord!   
Psalms 27:14
 
This has been a favorite of mine for several years.
 
But this last year - I have had it more of a practical thing that I had to do in order to move from day to day.
 
January 24th- the day of my second chemo - I think is a day that this word became even more a part of who I needed to be and who I am becoming. As I walked into the waiting room of my oncology place- I noticed all the people waiting- some for chemo- some just to see Doctors- but all of them facing cancer. And I thought to myself - this is the face of courage.
 
It takes a lot of courage to face the challenges of our lives head on.
And when the word cancer becomes a part of your life - you are thrown into a life of courage - whether you like it or not. The choice is yours.
 
Once you go through chemo, you realize that aches and pains and discomfort that comes along with it and you also know that many times chemo is cumulative - meaning that the symptoms that you have many times progressively get worse. And when you show up for chemo #2 - that is courage. Plain and simple courage.
 
There have been many other things that I have faced this past year which have called for courage.
One of the most recent is the choice to take my hat off and face the world - with only 1/2 or less inches of hair. It's not easy. It take courage. But what is so cool is that each time you face those fears - your courage gets stronger.
 
So now you can understand why this years world just has to be
courage-courageous.
 
And I want to end this post with a comment I got on my photo that I shared with my Uterine Cancer group-
" Do it, and do it fabulously! "
 


3 comments:

  1. That word is perfect for this time in your life.
    I have been reading and getting caught up with you this week. Your hair is coming in good, and I hope I can have the courage to go without too...soon.
    My goal is to not wear a scarf or wig for my daughter's wedding reception near the end of this month...I wore a scarf to her shower, and was miserably hot in Indiana!...I had to keep going inside in the air conditioning while everyone else stayed outside on the patio.
    It is doubly hard to deal with when you have hot flashes!
    Last Saturday we took a long drive to the west coast of the state, and I felt wonderful to not wear a wig or hat during the drive!
    Blessings and love~ Lisa

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  2. What an uplifting scripture! Psalms 27:14 Just what I needed to read today, thank you!

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