Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prayers Please and Thank You!

Hello! I am writing tonight for multiple reasons. First and foremost to ask for your prayers. I have a scan tomorrow morning to make sure the cancer is still gone. I love these days and hate these days all at the same time. I love it when the news is good and I am reassured once more that God has healed me. I hate it for obvious reasons. I have been praying a lot in the last few weeks about tomorrow and I feel at peace with the outcome. It's hard not to let your mind wonder to places that it shouldn't, but I just keep telling myself that whatever happens God is still in control.

The same scripture has come up today a couple of different times and I can't help but think God really wants me to get this message today. It's in James chapter 1:2-4 and it says "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish it's work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

I also want to thank everyone who came out yesterday morning for the Colon Screening for Life to support us. I don't know why I am continuously amazed at the love and support we have. Every now and then I find myself thinking that people have moved on with their lives and haven't necessarily forgotten about what we've been through, but may not feel like we need as much support as we once did. The truth is that we don't need the physical support like we did, but we are still mentally and emotionally going through it. Having people who still think of us and show their love and support means so much more than I can put into words. So to everyone who made the effort to get up early on a Saturday morning (some of whom drove a good distance) just to show us that we are still loved and thought of......THANK YOU!!! It meant so much to me that you were there! Here are a few pictures at the event.

 Getting Ready

 "Team Taba"

 Me and Tyan

 Mommy's Girl

Krista, Paula, Suzie and Me

It was a great event and I am so thankful that I was there to be a part of it! I can't wait to have an even bigger "Team Taba" next year!!!

We will let you know the results of the scan as soon as possible! Please, please keep praying! Thank you!!!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Hi there! I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day. I'm going to be honest, it's never really been one of my favorite holidays. I wasn't fortunate enough to have a dad who played a major role in my life. He was pretty much an "every other weekend" kind of dad, until I was in high school and then he chose to remove himself completely from my life. Although, as strange as it sounds I know he loves me and I love him.

I don't tell you this to make you feel sorry for me. I tell you this because it actually makes me appreciate the father that my little girls have. I never really had the chance to be a daddy's girl, but my little girls have their daddy wrapped around their finger. He would do anything for them. I am so thankful that God put Josh in our lives.

We had a great day celebrating him. After church, we took him to lunch, a movie (although probably not the one he would have chose) and out for ice cream. It was a wonderful day! We are so thankful for all he does for our family!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My How Time Flies!

Wow! I can't believe how fast this summer is going already. I feel like we are constantly on the go these days, but that's a good thing! We've had a lot going on since my last post.

I'll start with Josh's new job. He is now a design engineer for Quad Plus, a company based in Chicago. He loves it and we love having him work from home. He started three days after we got back from Florida, he had to be in Chicago for some training. He came home that weekend and then had to be back in Chicago the next week. Me and the girls along with Gina, my mother in law drove up to Chicago on Wednesday. We had such a good time! We surprised the girls and took them to the American Girl Store. We had lunch in the cafe. They said it was the best surprise EVER!!!

 The girls dolls all buckled up!

 Addy pointing at the dolls in the window.

 Addy and her bitty baby "Olivia" ready for lunch.

 Mylee and Josephina

 Ava and Felicity

 Mimi and Ava

 Mommy and Ava

Mylee enjoying her pink lemonade.

I'm sure some of you have seen the commercial for the upcoming Colon Screening for Life Walk/Run that the girls and I got to be in. We haven't seen it yet, but we keep watching for it. The event is next Saturday, June 25 and we would love to have a huge "Team Taba". You can sign up here. Early registration ends Saturday, June 18.

I haven't asked for prayers for a while, although I know some of you have continued to pray for us. I would appreciate it if everyone could say a little prayer for my upcoming scan on the 27th. I feel my anxiety starting to kick in a little already. This is a big one. The last time I talked to Dr. Stephens he said as long as this one comes back clean we will talk about stretching the next one out. I have a mix of emotions about that. I am totally excited that we are finally getting to this point, but the other part of me is nervous about going that long without confirmation that everything is okay. 

The other night when I was helping Mylee take a shower, she asked me why God lets people get sick. This came out of the blue. We hadn't talked about anyone being sick, so I'm not sure where it came from. I didn't say anything right away, as I tried to gather my thoughts on how to give her the best answer. That's a tough one to explain to a six year old. I think she is starting to realize how serious my being sick was. It almost made me thankful that the girls weren't old enough to know exactly what we were going through at the time. Still seeing God's little blessings along the way. 

I hope to update a little sooner next time. Thanks for reading!