Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beautiful Day

I'm feeling back to myself!! I am so grateful. The aftermath of chemo is rather unpleasant. Okay, I'm being nice. It SUCKS!!! Sorry, had to complain. There, I'm done.

Last night I went to a get together with MOPS moms. It was great to just hang out and be normal. The women are so wonderful. Did I mention that they're paying for housecleaning for me for the summer? Isn't that just so amazing?

Today was a grand day. I was extremely motivated this morning, so I straightened the house, did laundry, cleaned out the fridge...all the stuff I have been neglecting since I've been pretty much on the couch (or - at the risk of being too crude - the toilet) for the past 10 days. After my cleaning spree, I went to my grandma's house and spent time with my family. My dear cousin Gina is in town from Denver so I got to see her there. Then Gina came over to our place and Matt, Gina and I took Eva for her first swim. She LOVED the water. At first she seemed a little unsure, but then she started splashing around. It was adorable. I love watching her discover new things. After the swim and dinner, Matt went to work (he's on night shift this week) and my brother Michael and cousins Emily and Paul came over. It's so nice to spend time with the people I love. :) I just wish Matt could have been here too.

I've saved the most exciting news for last. We found time last night to go see a house that we've been interested in for a while now. We absolutely love it, and are working on an offer!!! We're so excited. Matt and I both feel like it's just too good to be true how everything is falling into place with this house (I'll share some details at a future time), but as I told Matt yesterday, "I'm starting to realize that we have a God of 'too good to be trues.'"

Anyway, I should probably think about sleeping soon. Thanks so much for reading. I keep hearing about people that I've never met who read my blog, and I am always just awed that so many people want to read what I have to say. I hope I get to meet you all someday! And keep coming back. The best is yet to come!


  1. Eeeeek house hunting! I LOVE HOUSE HUNTING. I hope it goes smoothly for you guys. It took me a few tries but I finally made them sell me this house. ;)

  2. House hunting can be so exciting!! Eva looks like she had a blast swimming! Evan doesn't *love* swimming yet but I think that's because each time we have taken him swimming the pool has been indoors and the water has been really cool. There's nothing like going swimming on a hot summer day! :)

  3. I am so glad you're feeling better. I have heard it said many times that with cancer, the treatment is worse than the disease. I'm hoping you're past the worst of it!

    Such a sweet picture of your girl!

    And good luck with the house!

  4. I'm happy for you--I hope you get a house you love! Great picture of your babe...

  5. Hi Rachel...I'm one of those that you've never met (yet a sister-in-Christ)that reads your blog on a regular basis, prays for your healing throughout the day (& have even found myself praying for you as I wake up in the middle of the night), & look forward to your body catching up to you already being healed by the Almighty Healer. ~ Lisa Boortz (Mom of Nic, a friend of your brother Michael)