Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our Bike Ride

Eli getting his bike ready to go. We had to buy new pedals and arm shafts at REI to get his bike to work. :)
Biking along the Glenn. Loving the beautiful weather!

We stopped at Fred Meyer's for some drinks.
Then stopped at this cute little stream for a break.

This is one of the cutest bridges here.

And then we saw a moose on our street. Poor thing was limping and was pretty spooked.
I was in a hurry to get this picture before he ran off, but it turned out kinda cool.
Our short little ride turned out to be an hour and a half long and who knows how many miles! But it was definitely worth it. We'll sleep well tonight! :) And I got some sunburn on my shoulders and chest...... oh well.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Praise God!

I have so many reasons to being praising God right now. Not only is it BEAUTIFUL outside, but it actually smells like summer and I am getting a tan. :) But the biggest reason to be praising God right now (at least for me) is that my biopsy report came back clear! And it only took them two days instead of the five they told me it would take. Amazing! I am so relieved, thankful, overjoyed, etc!!!!!! The only thing I have to do now is get a check-up once a year to make sure nothing has changed. But that doesn't bother me at all. Now I get to enjoy Memorial Weekend and the rest of my summer without this HUGE weight hanging over me and dragging me down.

Thank you so much for all your prayers. I was and still am overwhelmed by everyone's love and support. It meant a lot to us. Thank God for wonderful friends and family.

Have a good and safe Memorial Weekend!

P.S. I do have quite the bruise from the biopsy which I would love to show off, but that would probably be inappropriate, considering where it is. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


First, thank you for all the prayers! I can't even tell you how much that means to me and how they have helped me. God has truly blessed me with an amazing family, awesome friends, and a truly wonderful husband. I have been very at peace this past week about all of this. There are moments of sadness, being scared, and wondering why me?! But God has been here through all of it, reminding me that He is sovereign and will use this time in my life for Him.

Second, I married an amazing man! He is truly my soul mate. Eli has been my rock in this storm, well, besides God. :) When I am upset and crying, he knows just how to comfort me, knows what to say to calm me down and to make me laugh. I am very blessed to be his wife. We've been married for 10 months exactly today. Crazy how time flies! And I am so excited to spend the rest of our lives together. :)

And now on to an update:
I am going in next Tuesday (the 25th) to get a biopsy. My doctor said that apparently the radiologist saw something he didn't like or wasn't normal for a cyst (which is what we thought it was). This is definitely not what I wanted to hear. I wanted it to be nothing or something that would be easily taken care of. And of course they want to absolutely sure of what it is and so do we. So it could still be something minor. I have already cried my eyes out about it, so now on to praying and knowing God will take care of me. One good thing, though, is that both the hospital and the radiologist are preferred providers with our insurance. :) That made me happy!

Thanks again! You are all wonderful and I love you so much!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Psalms 23:4 and being scared

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You
are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. - Psalms 23:4

This verse has always comforted me. I can remember being 5 or 6 and waking up in the middle of the night, scared to death because I had a bad dream. Of course I went to my mom and told her. She reminded me that I had just memorized this verse in AWANAs and told me that I should pray this verse to myself (if that makes any sense). If helped me fall right back asleep and I usually don't fall asleep very quickly after I get scared! Ever since then, this verse has stuck in my mind and whenever I am afraid, it pops right back into my head and I remember that God is always with me. Which is the most comforting thought in the world.
Tomorrow I am going to get an ultrasound because there is a lump on my breast. I am very scared. And I know the chances of it being cancer are very, very low, but Satan has a little voice in my head that keeps telling there is still a chance that it is cancer and it scares me to death. I had kept this to myself for awhile, because I am a private person. After I made the appointment, I told my mom and sister about it. And then last night, I told a friend (Amanda) who in turn told other girls in our community group. I was too afraid to actually tell them myself. Yesterday was hard, I was scared, worried, upset, etc. But after I told Amanda, I felt at peace. And then today, Psalms 23:4 came to mind. Just in time to comfort me and give me peace. I'm still scared, how can you not be when you don't know what it is? But I know God is there and will help me and Eli through this time, no matter what happens.