You may be wondering why I decided on the title I chose. Well about 2 months ago I decided to become a runner. I am a very slow runner, otherwise known in the running world as a turtle. I am determined to become faster and maybe someday become a racer. Therefore, I chose breaks out of her shell. Join me on my journey. As this turtle breaks out of her shell.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Feeling Better

I am sorry I have'nt wrote anything in a really long time!!! It has been crazy at our house the last few months. First, we found the lump on Jessi's throat, then I found out I had melanoma on my arm. When my mom and Bonnie visited last month, my mom noticed (again) the weird mole I had on the back of my arm. I knew I had the mole a long, long time. But just for peace of mind I decided to go get it checked. I went to the dermatologist and they removed it and another one on my back. They sent it off for a biopsy, and I received a call Tuesday that the mole on my arm was melanoma and the one on my back was cancerous but not yet melanoma. I was very, very scared. I really have had some crying, praying, and my faith tried. But as always the Lord is Faithful and Good!! I found out even though melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, mine was treatable!!! Praise the Lord!!! They had to cut alot of skin off, and I now have 14 staples in my arm. I will probably have a nasty scar, but that scar will always remind me that the Lord is truly Faithful to us, and that growing old is a gift from him. There have been a lot of times where I have not been thankful for my life or the direction it has gone. But now I realize that there are so many more important things in life then how big your house is, what kind of clothes you wear, your looks and aging, and how much money you have. So the one thing I have learned from all of this is be thankful for the life you have now, and count each day as a blessing from him even through the hard times!!! Also always read your Bible because he will speak and comfort you daily through his Word. Loving and Praising God, Jamie