Saturday, December 31, 2011

Married Christians can have the best sex...

Those who are both Bible-believing Christians, are in theological agreement, pray regularly and attend church together have the highest rate of marital satisfaction, the lowest divorce rate, and have the most sex.  --Mark Driscoll

Taken from notes  here

i say, ho-ller...


Friday, December 30, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

new jobs and zoey d

this song is just so great.

in other news, ryan, who is my husband, got a new job.
yes, yes he did... and i bet you will NEVER guess what it is : )

well, i'll tell you anyway. He will be working for a company called CTS.
They are a certified transporting service. yes, they certifiably transport
CADAVERS!! AHHHHHHH!! what a trip, eh? yes, from homes and or hospitals, my
hubby will be the person that takes the lifeless, soul less bodies to the mortuaries,
or other places that the mortuaries will go to pick up the bodies.
ryan is so sweet about it and is able to do it since clearly, its not for everyone.
he already has some fascinating stories and some sad stories and even a 'wow, that person
weighed how much' story.


Monday, November 28, 2011

my son.

this is oliver. on december 10th he will have lived one full year of life.
he shares the same cap with a daughter of my friend should look here

im so incredibly grateful to God for choosing me to be his mother.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

side effects.

Shannon is having some side effects from her treatment. Would you consider praying for her?

Update: Shannon is beginning to show side effect symptoms: fever, vomiting, high potassium, high heart rate, pain and irritability. We are still grateful that she has done as well as she has.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

another update!!

Update: Shannon's pulse and oxygen are strong tonight 128/100. She had some pretty severe acid reflux today so they are adjusting her medications to help shut her acid production down until this process is over. She had many moments of content awake time which is such a blessing.

Tomorrow we begin 8 hours of ATG and we are need of prayer over Shannon against any of the allergic reactions: hives, high fevers, swelling, severe chills, trouble breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Please stand with us and call for angels to be around Shannon and for the Holy Spirit to stand guard in her body. The infusion will begin at 9am along with both other chemo drugs. The next 2 days will be intense as she receives the 3 - Fludarbine, ATG, & Busufane.

The Lord has asked us to walk through this process in faith and in faith we ask Him to protect her body and let the doctors be amazed by the miraculous. The hospital coordinator/administrator stopped me today and said, "this is a hard place to be, but I get the chance to see miracles"...and Shannon already is one.

look at her beautiful face! what amazing eyes she has. Shannon is definitely a Murphy : )


Day 2 of Chemo.

day 2 of chemo begins at 6am. The zofran seems to keep the nausea down and Shannon continues to eat. Her nurse told me earlier this morning that the Busulfan side effects begin 2-3 weeks after the first dose. So for now nausea is most of what we would see. She is such a trooper. Still praying for deliverance.

Update: Shannon is needing oxygen still but it is on and off. It is most likely caused by the anti seizure meds. She is beginning to spit up and reflux so protonix has been added to give her relief. But all and all she looks good and I got a smile today. Praising God for that.