Friday, November 22, 2013

glimpses...


“You don’t need somebody to interpret for you what a beautiful sunrise it is. ”

-Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh


Just a few glimpses of grace from my week.  I love how you all express to me that you thought of me when you saw a sunrise, or a sunset these days.  Have I told you lately that you all are the coolest blog peeps ever?  




I wish someone could capture the pure giddiness that comes over my face when surprises like this tree top pot show up rather unannounced!  It had a card with a gift inside too and it was signed "Secret Santa." Love, love, love.  Thank you!  


I finally got outside this morning to get a quick photo of it- and the sun was dancing over my shoulder and I was jittery in my cold stocking feet trying so hard to capture both. My photos are less than stellar, but the joy they brought me is what counts.



This little stinker announced to us at 9:30 last night, after hockey practice, that he needed black pants and a white shirt and orange tie today for school.  He ended up in a too small shirt, with an overgrown tie, size 9 shoes and blue pants.  But the smile on his face?  Says everything was just right.

He is playing in 3 hockey games this weekend, with the first one later tonight.  Go Peewees! 



This is a short clip of the Patriotic Program performed by the 5th grade today.  Colton is standing in the last row on the left.  I loved the entire program!  It was filled with all kinds of songs we sang back in elementary school- including this one! 





If I'm being honest, its been a rough transition back to Tykerb.  Lots of nausea, my face is breaking out again, and I am feeling like I need to be steps from the bathroom most times.

I've also had a new troubling (to me) symptom show up.  Both Dr. Foster and Dr. Panwalkar were informed.  Neither one feels its necessary to do anything about just yet, or that its even a symptom of cancer.

Dr. Panwalkar's parting words to me were "You don't need to worry about it.  I'll make note of it." He smiled the entire time he said that.  So I left the worry with him.  Perhaps I'll never have to make mention of it again.

So, I've tried to not let any side effects, symptoms, etc, slow me down too much.   Distraction has been my constant companion and I've found I've been saved by grace in more moments this week than I can possibly say. 

Plus, some new endeavors are rumbling about in the distance.  I hope to able to share soon!  











32 comments:

  1. Yuck for the Tykerb and other symptoms but you know how to find beauty, Vicky. All around you and in between. Thanks for sharing the video. It was good medicine. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank Robynn- as always you are the BEST medicine for me :) I pray you are feeling better again. Love you!

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  2. Glad you have had good things mixed in with the hard things. What a beautiful sky.

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    1. So glad I've discovered I can always find them- hope others believe and find them too. You are the master of showing me that so often Susan- truly a gift you have. Thank you- love to you!

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  3. A sunrise has always meant to me that it is a new day filled with hope and promise. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily, dear friend.

    Love and hugs!

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    1. I sure felt that and do when I view these photos- so glad we share that viewpoint Eileen! Thank you for those prayers! Love to you Eileen~

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  4. Gorgeous sky! What a way to start the day!

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  5. Talk about Embracing!!! the skyline..WOW, your son...and then.. "America" sung by a chorus of Angel voices!!! Perfect! I will pray that whatever is troublesome..will just go away!!! prayers prayers prayers..and then some more! Hugs Dear Vicky..many hugs!

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    1. I sure appreciate all the prayers and the encouragement in your words Peggy Sue- thank you! Hugs to you honey- heres to hoping you know I'm hugging you right back :)

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  6. Leaving the worry with Dr. Panwalkar sounds like the plan to me!! A wonderful plan.
    And, regarding the timely notification of the shirt and pants....I smile. It is so much like the younguns to do that; I would expect nothing less, actually. The joys of being a Mom. Gotta love 'em. And we do!!
    Great big hugs to you, sweet friend.
    Always....!!!

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    1. Great big hugs to you Jackie! xxoo

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  7. Keep on truckin vic and leave the doctor with with the rest

    Enjoy Thanks giving and Christmas
    And LOVE.

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    1. Ahhh- such wise words- will take them to heart for sure Vic!

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  8. Still sending prayers -

    you are such a precious gem. Your photos! ah!

    A weekend full of hockey - nothing could be finer in a young boy's life.

    Praying for peace, Vicky, and lots of it.

    HOPE to you today.

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    1. Thank you Cheyenne- I think of and the littles often- pray you are doing well and keeping warm. Thank you for visiting and saying such gracious things. Hope left me smiling- thank you~

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  9. That sunrise pic is just fantastic. And the pic of your boy? So handsome. We've had two last minute dress up days in Rory's first grade class . . . One we participated in and one we didn't because I just couldn't pull together a pilgrim outfit I 24 hours. :)

    I was hoping those side effects were staying away, but I guess not. Will pray for that especially.

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    1. Yikes- a pilgrim's outfit- oh my! Thinking of you- hope the yucks have left and you're all doing well again :)

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  10. Gorgeous sunsets are such glorious moments of grace.

    I am also concerned for the side effects, but will trust that all will be well and continue to pray that the Lord will lead you forward. Have a great weekend <3

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    1. Thank you Susan- I think that is a great prayer- I often think the same thing- just help me keep going forward and know that YOU have this. Beautifully said- thank you :) Hope you have a great weekend as well!

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    2. Hi Vicky, I had a great (but gray and chilly) weekend - such is November! But I found many grace notes along the way. I hope you have a wonderful week :-)

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  11. Every time this freaking headache stops me cold, I think of you, and I trudge on. Distraction, yes. Giving in to it, not a chance.
    Love you girl.

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    1. We are kindred spirits Hilary- I'm convinced of that more and more. Trudge on- exactly- not giving in- either one of us- no way!

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  12. Dearest Vicky,
    I was in the car this week as the sun was setting. I stopped, looked up at the Spokane sky and suddenly it was as if a portal opened up to heaven and florescent beams of orange, yellow, pink and violet poured out God's grace all over the sky. Without thinking I said aloud, "Look Vicky, this one's for you and I'm sending it your way."

    Every picture you take, every 5th grade video you post, every conversation you have with Dr. P
    is a reminder to me that God is everywhere. He is in everything. He surrounds us with reminders that ALL Is Well. All is well, even when you are back on a medicine that is totally yucky. All is well when our faces break out again. All is well when I have students, who three weeks before the end of the quarter, sort of disappear and I am calling trying to encourage them to not give up. Not quit. I must have said thirty times this week to all of them, "Play until the whistle blows!" "Give it everything you've got." "For today, do the best you can with what you've got to work with."

    You sweet Vicky, are one of my role models for hanging in there. We talk about you in my classes almost weekly. It's as if your spirit occupies one of the chairs.

    I am so glad, in talking about the new symptom and your talk with Dr. P, that you said, "I left the worry with him." Be still my heart. That spoke directly to me. I want to leave the worry with Him.

    God Bless you, sweet friend. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Linda

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  13. Dearest Vicky,
    I was in the car this week as the sun was setting. I stopped, looked up at the Spokane sky and suddenly it was as if a portal opened up to heaven and florescent beams of orange, yellow, pink and violet poured out God's grace all over the sky. Without thinking I said aloud, "Look Vicky, this one's for you and I'm sending it your way."

    Every picture you take, every 5th grade video you post, every conversation you have with Dr. P
    is a reminder to me that God is everywhere. He is in everything. He surrounds us with reminders that ALL Is Well. All is well, even when you are back on a medicine that is totally yucky. All is well when our faces break out again. All is well when I have students, who three weeks before the end of the quarter, sort of disappear and I am calling trying to encourage them to not give up. Not quit. I must have said thirty times this week to all of them, "Play until the whistle blows!" "Give it everything you've got." "For today, do the best you can with what you've got to work with."

    You sweet Vicky, are one of my role models for hanging in there. We talk about you in my classes almost weekly. It's as if your spirit occupies one of the chairs.

    I am so glad, in talking about the new symptom and your talk with Dr. P, that you said, "I left the worry with him." Be still my heart. That spoke directly to me. I want to leave the worry with Him.

    God Bless you, sweet friend. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Linda

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    1. "play until the whistle blows~" love that friend. Exactly! How I would love to be in your class Linda- for real! I think I'd learn so much from you and all the others- so honored to have an honorary space with you all- truly touches me! Love and blessings to you friend!

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  14. the sky looks like it's afire...with love...for you

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    1. Ahhh- if its for me- than certainly its for YOU as well :) I hope that is the true beauty in all of this- its meant for us all! So glad you are here to share in it with me :)

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  15. I'm sorry about the side effects Vicky. Stay strong pretty lady and I will pray for you.

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  16. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and video - your son is too cute! I hope the side effects subside soon. You are always in my thoughts and prayers!

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  17. Love the video of Colton and his class. Someday when I am on my computer keyboard and not smart (a$$) phone, I will tell you about the '50 Nifty United States' song my daughters class learned and her singing it to a stranger.

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  18. Love the video of Colton and his class. Someday when I am on my computer keyboard and not smart (a$$) phone, I will tell you about the '50 Nifty United States' song my daughters class learned and her singing it to a stranger.

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