Saturday, October 22, 2011

did i say LAUGH?

"blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh." luke 6:21

i would like to thank everyone out there for the thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement over the past couple of weeks.  there have been many sleepless night and tears, but as of this morning i feel a whole lot better about almost everything.  

we found out wednesday that mom has a form of non-hodgkin's lymphoma.  i have had to "google with caution," and push my pharmacy knowledge of cancer and chemo to the side.  it is hard to filter around the good, the bad, and the ugly associated with this 'thing' we shall refer to as "Jasmine".  

this is not a 'cancer' blog… therefore we don't need that word scattered all over the place.  

just like the Jasmine that is 'attacking' the stairs and deck to our porch at the Beach Blossom, we will attack mom's Jasmine with FDA approved Round-Up.  in my opinion there is about to be a major Jasmine beat down!  

it has been such a blessing to be surrounded by the love of my life {i think he is still going to marry me even after seeing my ugly cry… SUPER ugly}, the best girlfriends in the world {by the way i totally cried all over that homemade mac-n-cheese for girl's dinner too}, and an amazing family.  last time i checked: back surgery, PET scan, wig shopping and 6-8 cycles of round-up are not on the "how to plan a wedding in 12 months" to do list.  i guess that just makes me special!  

so ON the wedding front… in 1 week we will have our toes back in the sand, be drinking those yummy whippetts for lunch, sharing a bottle of wine with the pastor we FINALLY found to marry us {how cool is that… totally his idea}, and awkwardly posing for the engagement photo shoot!  {oh yeah… watching football GO DAWGS!}  then we can swing by the reception site and see what is left from the blazing fire that destroyed over half of it at about 2 am this morning…. "what was that?  did you just tell me my reception site burned up?"  REALLY?  i did say we would continue to laugh!

ironically the first thing i did was send up a big old hallelujah praise to my Jesus!  no doubt in my mind He is showing his presence in my life and reminding me i am nothing without Him.  

we will round-up, we will rebuild, we will have a beautiful wedding!  boogity boogity boogity AMEN.

1 comment:

  1. Jasmine! I like your take on all of this, sweets. It's inspiring.