But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as Eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have had an awesome birthday and want to thank everyone for their birthday wishes.  My day may seem pretty mundane to many people, but to me...it was a GOOD DAY!  First I have had so many birthday wishes from facebook friends....I felt the love!  Every message made me smile!  I've had phone calls from friends and family.  Every birthday wish meant so much because it let me know so many were thinking of me on my special day!

My day was pretty uneventful until about 4 PM when Sheila called and wanted to take me out for a birthday dessert.  Sheila and I always have a good time, no matter what we're doing.  So, we went to Applebees, where we met George!  George was our server and he was an awesome young man.  We asked him to take our pic and another server came along and asked to take the pic so George could get in it with us.

Of course George became one of my new BFFs when he asked if I turned 32 today!  :=)  He was such a sweetie!  And he shared with us that he had lost his dad to lung cancer two years ago.  Our father passed away 10 years ago in October of lung cancer as well.  So many have been touched by cancer and it's so inspiring to meet others who have been down this road or watched a loved one go through it.  It's hard to explain, but there is an instant connection.   Like I've said, God has blessed me thru this journey with the people I meet along the way.  And, today, I was blessed to meet George.

 Then George went and got some of his friends and they all came back and sang Happy Birthday to me!  Does it get any better than this????  :=)  They made my day!  Sheila and I went out for dessert and got so much more!

And look who we ran into there!  Jean Hildreth (sitting next to me) is my daughter's mother-in-law, my son-in-law's mother, and my grandchildren, Abby and Luke's "other Mamaw"!  She was there with her friend and they had just finished up eating and sat and visited with us on their way out.  As it turned out, her friend had also battled breast cancer, as well as Jean had also....and we realized all four of us were Breast Cancer Survivors!  How awesome was that! 

Tomorrow I am looking forward to meeting Ruby, a new friend I have met on this journey.  Actually, we haven't met in person....but tomorrow are meeting in Columbus for lunch.  She lives in Nashville, Indiana and is going thru this journey too.  She will be having a double masectomy with immediate reconstruction next Monday, so please lift her up in prayer!  I hope and ask God to use me and my cancer journey to help encourage others and I hope to be able to help Ruby as she faces her surgery.  I'm so eager to meet her!  We hit it off on the phone...she was very easy to talk to!

My girls couldn't get with me tonight for my birthday....other committments.  I heard from both of them though!  We usually go out to eat as a family for our birthdays (I seem to eat all the time, don't I?  LOL!).  So, Larry & I just stayed home tonight and we'll all be going out on Monday.  I get to choose WHERE and Texas Roadhouse is sounding pretty good to me!  That just makes my birthday last longer!  :=)  Larry would have taken me out tonight, but to be honest...I just wasn't hungry!  And I'm tired, so I told him we'd just wait until Monday!

It's been a great day!  I have everything I need and feel blessed by so many in my life.....it just doesn't get any better!

Until next time....May you have a great day too!


  1. it was my pleasure, absolutely, cindy. :) thank you much for all the kind words and we are all fortunate to share the planet with people like you and the other wonderful ladies that came out with you. i wish you the best and i will be checking in again.

  2. Is that you George? :=) Glad to see you checking out my blog! I promise I'll print you guys out a pic! Meanwhile, tell the others they can see them here! We really enjoyed our celebration at Applebees....you made it special! :=) God has really blessed me with the people I've met on my journey!