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Friday, May 27, 2016

An update and getting ready for Honduras

Thank you all SO much for your comments, emails and texts regarding my sweet niece. They all meant the world to me.
Her brain surgery was Monday. It lasted 6 hours and she did really well.
 Watching her come out of recovery killed me. It was the hardest thing in the world. You just want to crumble and break into a million pieces, but you stay strong for her. I can't imagine what Annie and her husband were going through. It kills me watching my niece go through this, I can't imagine if it was my child.

 Tuesday morning they did an MRI and confirmed that they had completely removed the tumor, and there was no foreign matter left in her brain. Everything that the tumor had been pushing against, had already moved back into its right place. God is so good.

 She will have to have chemo and radiation for a year, but they expect the cancer to never return.

This girl is a fighter, for sure. I can't even fathom all she's gone through and still going through.
I can't wait until she's back to her cheerful, bubby self.

Today is my last day as a nanny, and with my sweet girls. I've had the oldest since she was 8 weeks old, she's now almost 5. And my baby girl, I have grown to love her with all my heart. She makes me so happy. Today will be a hard day, saying goodbye. Too much sadness for one week!

Monday I leave for Honduras for a month. Something else that will be hard to do.
I am so excited about going, but it's going to tear me apart leaving my twinnie and my niece right now.
There truly is a bond between twins, that you can't explain. We can feel what the other one feels. It's crazy. It's amazing. My heart hurts for what she's going through.

 But I'm going to get through these next few days, and then the next month, and the next year.
 My precious friend April said this last marathon I ran served a really important purpose. She said it showed me just how tough I really am.
 I couldn't do it on  my own, God gives me strength!

Have a good weekend, my friends.
P.S. I promise my race recap will be up on Monday!



  1. Thinking good thoughts for you today and on your trip and for your niece!!!

  2. Mercy, life is on a roll for you isn't it - lots of changes & lots of adventures.
    That news is so good for your niece. Praising GOD that everything is going well & praying for her next year of treatment. Knock that cancer out girl!!!
    The weekend is going to be busy with grandsons so if I dont catch you - have a WONDERFULLY BLESSED time on your trip. I hope you get to send updates. I'll be praying for you while you're gone. So excited to see how God uses you for His Kingdom!!!!

  3. Girl, you are super tough! ;-) I love the pics in this post! The girls are adorable. And I can tell they love you! And I really love the picture of you and your neice. Her yellow dress and your yellow shoes are perfect!

    I'm very excited about your upcoming trip. You have a lot of things happening right now! Please keep us posted. :-)

    April in Georgia

    1. Thank you, April. I know it, my shoes perfectly matched her dress! I'll keep you posted.

  4. I am glad your niece did well. I hope she continues to do so. I hope you have an awesome trip.

    1. Thank you so much, Mark. Thank you again for your support.

  5. Great post! Continued prayers for your niece and a renewed sense of strength as life's journey makes unexpected surprises in the weeks to come.

  6. What a tough week. The update on your niece is a huge relief! I am so glad they got it out and expect it never to return. Sending her my strength through a year of chemo. I love hearing about your relationship with your twinnie as my twins definitely have a unique bond and I don't always understand it!

    I hope your last week nannying goes well those girls are so lucky to have had you!

    1. Thank you so much, Jess. I no it's hard for most people to understand the bond twins have. I love that you have twins too!

  7. Our God is awesome! What wonderful news to receive after a rough beginning to the week -- hopefully the chemo/radiation will be all that's left for your niece to deal with on this. Will be thinking of you as you travel to Honduras! All the best to you during this month :)


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