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."