Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Praising God

This email come from Dad2Eight today.


"Little Eva had surgery yesterday & they removed a level 2A tumor the size of
a small football. Hard to believe such a thing in a 16 month old body.
No need for chemo, they think they got it all.
Thanks for posting about little Eva & thanks for your prayer support.
I continue to remember you each day."


Just want you to know I'm feeling better today, but fighting sadness, this too shall pass, it's part of life on Earth.

My Joys

Eva's surgery was successful

hubby brought home TWO bags of flower bulbs yesterday

hubby holding me as I sob

Faith Hope & Love
the greatest of these is Love

Please share some joys with me also, 
it so brightens my day.

I'd love you to sign my Guest Book @ the right.



  1. i wish i could hug you, dear deena....makes my heart hurt that you are hurting and sad....sometimes it is just best to BE what we feel....when it gets a bit overwhelming......know how much we all care for and love you....and pray for joys that uplift!
    love and prayers,

  2. My dear sweet Deena, I am so sorry that you are feeling sad today. Like you said, it will pass. I wish I could say something to cheer you up. I can't tell you to not feel sad as I don't thing I would do as well as you do if I was in the same situation with my own health. I think you show a remarkable amount of courage and positive thinking. I admire you.

    Don't give up. You have a lot of people praying for you, and you know God answers prayer. God can do all things.

  3. Wonderful news about little Eva.

    As for you, friend, sadness is part of the journey. Even the most optimistic and joyful of us have our sad days when we're in the midst of such a struggle. But maybe it makes our joyful and happy days even better.

    Still keeping you in my prayers.

  4. Oh Deena sorry to hear today is a 'down day' for you. Hope you are soon feeling a little better.
    Thank you for sharing the news on little Eva.
    My thoughts are with you.

  5. One of the many times in my life, I so wish that we as humans were capable of literally "taking on" anothers pains, or sadness, or lonliness if even for just a short time.... Words seem to be just that...words...but please, know that I am praying and hoping with all my heart, for you to feel peace and joy today !!!

  6. Deena,

    Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully the sun will come out for a while, it makes all the difference when the sun is shining.

    It's fine to feel down, there are a lot of people thinking of you, we send you our gentle, kind, thoughts through out the day.

  7. Deena~
    Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I am holding you up in prayer today. I pray for you often but today I am going to pray extra. May God give you strength and peace. Lisa in Texas = )

  8. Iam sorry. Sometimes it helps to cry and I am glad you have some one to hold you while you are.
    You are an inspiration and I think You are wonderful!!!

  9. Sorry you are a bit down today Deena~ but just remember, ANY day here on Earth is a GOOD day! We are all here thinking of you and praying~ you KNEW this wouldnt be easy. Nothing good ever IS.
    Took Pippin to the hospital & dr today~ her leg is healing and MY JOY for today....that we dont have to go back for xrays or the dr for 2 whole WEEKS!!!! YES! In 2 weeks she will get a bright new pink fiberglass cast and be rid of this huge plaster thing
    Feel better Dear~

  10. My joys today...a great cup of coffee, finishing school up early, getting an email from YOU and crossing a few things of the infinite to do list.
    Thanks for sharing the great news...I hope you feel better Darlin.

  11. Dearest Deena,
    You are amazing, our emotions are so
    up and down, your strength and courage are unbelievable to me....hearing you I know where that source of strength lies ....and joy comes in the morning. You are a dear
    friend to so many, love to you Pinkie

  12. Bless you sweet heart Deena. And bless the husband who holds you as you cry. Not many men would do that. You have a special one.

    My joys today:

    Our youngest son & his family are safely home from a week's vacation in Florida.

    Being able to vacuum .. I have to wear a mask, but I do vacuum.

    Yoplait Yogurt Whips. Good.

    Being inside on this cold & snowy night.

    My husband napping in the family room.

    The nurse was able to get all the blood needed with one needle in one vein today. Yay!

    Baked beans, potato salad & hot dogs for dinner.


  13. What wonderful news about sweet baby Eva, I can't even imagine this little child hurting...I'm just so glad it's gone from her tiny body...

    My joys:

    Seeing that you've posted and that today you feel a bit better. I do want to hug you though as I don't want you sad at all ~

    Sunshine after the rain ~

    The love of my family ~

    So many others, Deena...I wish you so much goodness, wellness & love ~

  14. Hi Deena,

    I was so happy to see your post tonight, had checked several times earlier...you are so right, sadness is a part of life and it will pass and the sun will come back out. I am praying for you sweetie!

    LeAnn :)

  15. Oh, that is good news about little Eva. I pray that she will get better. I pray that you get better too. I just came from your other blog and saw the turkeys, they are beautiful.

    Have a restful evening.

    Love Sharon

  16. have a restful night, deena.....i hope the morning brings peace and new joys....
    love,hugs and prayers,

  17. I'm glad your husband is with you and hope that he is able to comfort you.

  18. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry that you had a rough day. Your name is being mentioned to our Lord in my prayers. Cling to Him when the darkness comes, dear friend.

    My joys for today:

    Feeling a bit better.

    Knowing that Michelle is improving daily.

    Knowing that after 20 years of being together that she and Barry are getting married on March 19th right at their home with the boys, my Mom, Barry's Mom and I present.

    Knowing that spring is on the way. I love the rebirth that goes with it.

    Blessings and much love to you.

  19. It took me over an hour, but I managed to get some baby photos on my blog for you to see. I look forward to getting better technically at this blogging thing so I can have more fun creatively! I am so sorry to hear you are feeling so bad. I pray for you often.
    God Keep you

  20. Oh sweet friend, I'm sorry you were down today. It's to be expected sometimes. Afterall, you're human. I remember days after my surgery when I cried every single day, usually around 5PM for some reason? It's okay. It's a way for us to let it "all hang out". I'm so glad your sweet husband was there to hold you. I'm praying for you tonight and hoping tomorrow will be much better.


  21. wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. sending a big hug your way. may God's love and strength surround you.

  22. Tears are a cleansing of hurts but they sure do sting as they fall. I am so sorry you had a "down" day. I did too. Maybe I was feeling your pain. There is just no easy way to be sick is there? If I had a magic wand I'd be doing lots of waving. Maybe a good night's sleep will bring a new morning of joys and your smiling face. Thanks for letting us know about sweet Eva.

  23. One of my joys is a good movie. I watched Martian Child today with Mom and Dad and it was so good. If you have a chance to rent it this week, please watch it. You will love it.
    It has John Cusack in it.
    I wish I was there to give you a hug too, because I am a great hugger. love nita

  24. God is with us in the valley's of sadness as well as on the mountain's of delight!!!
    I am thankful that my friend Deena is still able to blog, as she struggles with Chemo, and I am thankful that I can cry with her when she gets discouraged...
    I am thankful that God is always there for us through highs and lows
    I am thankful for a Christian husband who is always beside me,
    I am thankful for a beautiful day today...
    love and hugs

  25. *hugs* and more hugs coming your way.
    My joys:
    sweet birdsongs, my little students who sometimes say the darndest things, so many blooms on my scorpion orchid--with no fertilizer (wish I could send you some) and drinking cold juice on this hot day.


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