Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Medicine I love the most....












Unfortunately I've had a flare up of the MS this week leaving my entire left leg numb and making it difficult to walk. The first few days I handled it okay...but then I began to panic...what if the feeling doesn't come back...blah blah blah........all I can say is that I'm so glad I started the Copaxone. It will hopefully keep this kind of thing from happening again, or at least decrease the frequency of attacks. The doctor thinks I was overheated and that started the flare..............um, living where I do.....it's going to make me think twice before going outside this summer. In fact I'm going to order a cooling vest...not my idea of fashionable accessory, but it just may become my favorite thing to wear soon.


I'm not writing this to complain..........as has been the case in the past...this experience has forced me to re-evaluate what is important in my life. So, it's like a blessing in a dark cloak.


Thank you to family and friends who love me, support me and pray for me. I could NOT do this without all of you and your encouraging words. God is good. He's blessed me tremendously with exactly what I need.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm not a spider fan, but I am amazed by their web-making skills...


This is a photo I caught while outside this morning eating my breakfast...

Monday, May 18, 2009

My shot today...


Hi...I took my 2nd shot. As the day has progressed I feel so much better. I CAN do this. Thanks for the encouragement! i love you all. I'm blessed to have you all in my life. Thank you Thank you!!

If you don't mind a few more prayers...


I woke up this morning feeling rotten!!! Every joint, muscle and bone is aching. Now I can see why they keep saying, "NO matter what, you need to keep taking this Copaxone" cuz if I didn't know why I was doing this, I'd never take another shot again! So.......please friends. You have given me the help and support to get this far........I can do this......right?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I did it!!!!

I am blessed to have such loving friends and family! Thank you to everyone for thinking of me and praying for the day to go okay! It was easy as pie! I've never been afraid of the actual needle...just the reaction of the drug. So...I did it and it was easy. 2 hours after the injection I did begin to feel strange. Tingling up my spine and in my head and nausea...then majorly anxious....BUT...it passed within an hour. I can do this. The medicine is doing it's job in my nervous system and I just need to relax and let it work for me! Thanks so much everyone. i love you all to bits!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


" 'Abide in me' is an understandable and beautiful enough concept in the elegant English of the King James Bible, but 'abide' is not a word we use much anymore. So I gained even more appreciation for this admonition from the Lord when I was introduced to the translation of this passage in another language. In Spanish that familiar phrase is rendered ‘permaneced en mi.’ Like the English verb 'abide,' permanecer means 'to remain, to stay,' but even gringos like me can hear the root cognate there of 'permanence.' The sense of this then is 'stay—but stay forever.' That is the call of the gospel message to...everyone...in the world. Come, but come to remain. Come with conviction and endurance. Come permanently, for your sake and the sake of all the generations who must follow you, and we will help each other be strong to the very end."

- Jeffrey R. Holland

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This is what I did today, although I didn't look nearly as cute doing it....
:)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

I've been Tagged by Robin - I'm supposed to show pictures of 6 un-important things that make me happy...!

M&Ms mostly make me happy because of the colors...and the way they crunch between my teeth....
Christmas lights are important, but they aren't essential to our lives. I can't tell you happy they make me...well, they probably make YOU just as happy!

Butterflies make me happy just because they are BUTTERFLIES!!!!



Royce can't understand why purses make me so happy. I can't really understand it either. They just do!



Kaleidoscopes make me tremendously happy. Since childhood, they are still one of my favorite toys! I have a few vintage ones....as old as me.......and that's antique!

Paper lanterns have always fascinated me. I just feel cheerful when I see them!

I tag Britten, Breena, Melissa, Stella, Lori Pope, and...Lady Linda!





Friday, May 08, 2009


"My dear sisters, do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle."

-President Monson

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

-Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.
-- E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer