January 6, 2009

What cannot be shaken may remain - Hebrews 12:27

I haven't fallen off the earth...although I've had moments when I wish I could. Well...maybe just crawl into a hole for a few days...

Storms, cold temperatures, kids being on vacation for 2 weeks, a toddler with a horrible cold, holidays and daily radiation have kept me away from cyberspace. I also hate to post without a picture...so here is my image today...it represents my state of mind and body...cold and vacantwhat an amazing visual design?!?!?...a play of light and dark....it's hard to tell how deep the cover of snow is...a thin crust of ice get's formed on top...

We as people do this...cover our true selves up and then develop thick crusts to protect our tender hearts. Our humanness often blows with the wind and our moods, tricking others into seeing what is and is not there.

I am comforted by the Hebrews passage, "what cannot be shaken may remain" (Hebrews 12:27). I want to be steadfast in my faith...choosing forgiveness and seeing what the eyes cannot see, choosing to find the light...but knowing that with the Grace of Christ Jesus all will be worked out.
I do struggle with patience though. *sigh*

Here is a pic of the kids on Christmas :)And here is a pic of Sara with her new AG Julie doll...in her custom boutique made to match Gymboree doll clothes from MaPetiteChou.com

She loves being "same-same" with her doll!Too cute!
And the fact that Julie has butterfly underwear is actually jump starting her potty training again...hooray!

I'm going to try to get a picture of me and my "long" hair...it's about 1/2" to 1" long now...

radiation has me exhausted but thanks to my church's meals ministry I am able to eat good healthy meals with the kids through the week. It's a wonderful gift these meals...I'm down to 115 pounds now and want to stop loosing weight and maybe try to put some pounds back on.

My skin is irritated, itchy and very sore...2 1/2 more weeks to go of daily treatments...then time to heal...and breath a sigh of relief that most of the treatment is over.

May the strength of Jesus help you all through your struggles...I say with confidence that He is my savior, God bless.

Read about my original diagnosis here.

Read about Art Therapy and how my children and I have managed Cancer in a past post here.


  1. Jodi, I think of you often. You are always in my thoughts as you heal and get stronger!

  2. Cute!!May the God help you all through your struggles.. i will pray for you to have confidence and strengh.God bless you.

  3. Jodi- I'd love to send you some of my weight! I've gained 11 lbs. since November. Ugggh...those steroids!!! My last chemo was yesterday! I have 15 more Herceptin treatments, and I meet with the Radiation Onc. this Thursday to see if I need radiation. You are such a motivation. Stay strong!

  4. Jodi - You are in my thoughts every day! Would love to chat again. I am weak and very tired - day 9 since first chemo. Tell me it gets better? Dreading the hair coming out in the coming days. Sounds like we both need a big pick me up! - hugs- Koryn

  5. Dear sweet jodi i just dunno where you get the strength and energey and those gals look amazingly adorable how cute... cute... cuteeeeee.... i hope your new year is going better and that you get a good rest and your sweet angel feels better soon ..flu season is amongst us yuck...! Lots of love and huge hugs!