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Thursday, January 13, 2011

In the beginning...

As I put in that title, my inner critic immediately suggested that most likely thousands of blogs start with the same title but perhaps if you choose to follow or read on, you will find this to be different than those other blogs. I will say this has been a miraculous if trying time. The God who inspired those first words is also the God that brought me back to Ooltewah, Tn. My father, lifelong Baptist, has been diagnosed with Alzheimers for nine years. My mother, his primary caretaker, received a terminal diagnosis with pancreatic cancer nine months ago. She has the major tumor in her pancreas but also has smaller tumors on her lungs. The doctor gave her six months to a year  to live. The cancer held off for the first nine months, long enough for me to think maybe we were given a reprieve. It has now begun spreading again with more tumors in her lungs and she is stopping chemo. It is up to God now to heal her or we have to let her go.


  1. Gee whiz Nancy, I knew you were having some tough times, but yikes. My heart goes out to you.

  2. Thanks Rusty and wow my first blog follower. Seems like you ought to get some sort of prize. Let me think on that or you could give suggestions :)