A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I'm back....and Thanks to All


Well, I'm back. I want to thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes. Thanks for all the comments about Joe...my hero in all of this. I just saw that I had left out this picture and he said, "Are you losing your touch? Do you want to let me put it in for you?" :)

You have been faithful friends...commenting everyday and helping Joe along the way. This is what I look like now..I looked in the mirror, and saw my Dad. Joe says he is married to a man. He calls me Jim. He looked over this morning and laughed...."Good morning Jim" You have to have some humor in all of this. ...and we are laughing all the way. I won't even think of the alternative. My step son said, "That goes to show you what a positive outlook can bring."So, that my friends is how it is today. My faith is deepened and I held on to my rosary all the way. When I needed calming...it brought that to me.At one time I held my St. Jude medal, given to me by my daughter-in-law, my tumor stone, given to me by my son, my polished stone with the word believe on it, and my rosary. I feel that I was wrapped in the Lord's arms, with Mary by his side. Thanks for all the prayers. I said at one time, "God is up there trying to figure out what is going on down there....who is this person who is in trouble, I think I'll help her."

Balisha

20 comments:

Lynn said...

I am so glad you are back!!! Before long you will have spicky hair just like me!! Have fun with all your new styles along the way!!! God has been there for you all the way as I knew he would be!!! Continuing to keep you in our prayers each day...

Elenka said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful smile you have and how nice it is to see it!!!
Happy days!!!!

Joanne said...

What an ordeal for you so pleased you are home and can start to enjoy life again.

Barb said...

So glad you are back home and doing ok. I continue to keep you in my prayers each day.

Barb

Pat said...

I've been popping in to see how you were doing...It is truly amazing that you are home so quickly and doing so well. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Sending best wishes your way,
Pat

Barbee' said...

This has been so sweet all the way. Your Joe is a true sport to put up with all of us. Now, if you look like a "Jim", I must say you are the cutest looking Jim I ever saw. (Bet Joe agrees with me.) God bless you both!

Patti Cakes said...

You look wonderful and it's so good to see you! Take care!

Hugs

Gram said...

It is so good to see you back. So glad you both can laugh about this. I know when my husband was going through his cancer treatment, we never would have made it without laughter, love for each other, friends and the Lord. So glad you are back and smiling. Praise the Lord.

Margie's Musings said...

I am so glad you're back! Thank God for your surgeon and Joe...also your faith in God.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Look at you, you look great!! Just take it easy, let your body heal & soak up all that good loving from your hubs. Soon enough you'll be on your feet and back into life full swing. In the meantime, May God's loving hands help you up, may his loving arms hold you steady & his promise to protect you, comfort you.
Tammy

coolwaterworks said...

Dear Balisha...

I am so happy today seeing you okay and smiling!!!

You still exude the same warmth I saw in you the first time I saw your picture...

God never fails, and I know He has lovingly embraced you with His healing arms...

You are always in my prayers...

Kudos to Joe for keeping us informed these past days...

~~Rhonda said...

Welcome home. So glad that all is going well. Rest, gather strength and know that there are a lot of friends praying for you. ~~Rhonda

One Woman's Journey said...

Balisha, I am now back on line and know of what you went through.
God is so good. Continued healing and blessings sent your way from One Woman.

Suzie said...

So glad to see you writing! The first thing that popped into my head when I saw your head was a big "C" for cool and courageous. That stands for you! I thought if I ever lost my hair I would tatoo all my kids names on my head, but then I'd be afraid my hairn would never grow back :-)

Amber Star said...

I'm so glad you are home and looking as well as you do. We haven't really met yet, but I do hope we have the time to get aquainted now. I think I saw your plight on Judy's blog...and thought that if you knew Judy then you are ok. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Balisha...You look absolutely beautiful to me! Now I am going to be all jealous because your hair is going to come in even thicker than before. Mine is getting SO thin! I am SO glad it is over and you are home with us!
SO GLAD!
Take good care...
My love to you!!
Mona

Judy said...

Hi Balisha, I am so glad you are home and doing so well. I love the pictures of your head. You really have a good scar there. I would be very proud of it because it shows you came through this thing with flying colors. You have done better than anybody I ever heard of that had that kind of surgery. I am so proud of you and your progress and how you have handled this thing. So many people have prayed and been concerned about you. Your Joe, like you said, is your angel and I am sure will do a wonderful job taking care of his wonderful wife. I am so happy for you and will continue praying for your complete recovery. I can tell from that grin in the pictures that the feisty one is back!

Tolentreasures said...

Beautiful post and you look amazing! Keep the spirits up! Great way to heal.

Cathy

nancybond said...

Balisha, you look beautiful, in the only way that counts. I'm so glad everything went well.

Racquel said...

I'm so glad to see you are home now. You & Joe were in my thoughts this past week or so. Take care and remember it's just hair...it'll grow back in no time.