Monday, November 23, 2009

A Dose of Thanks

hey y'all,

today i want to say how thankful i am for good health. i know that's a relative term, since good health for me probably means something different for each of you.

many of you are aware that i was diagnosed with breast cancer over two years ago. i had a rough go of it for awhile, but my health seems to be stable right now. sure, i hurt and tire easily (complications of surgeries, chemo, radiation). i know, you'd never know it from reading this blog and all the misadventures of the FAGs, etc. :-)

but anyway, having hit the bottom, i know how wonderful it is to have the energy and health to do the simple things in life. like junking with your friends. going to the movies or out to eat.

i'm so thankful for the good days when i'm able to do those things ... as well as being able to help my family and friends. i recognize it as a true blessing in my life.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

love and hugs,
terry lee

matt and his do-rag mama

one of the first pictures i allowed with my very brand new hair. soooo short. but there!

well, now. let's ham it up!

fast forward to this fall: hair's in full bloom, curly and full. yes, i'm very thankful.


Okay, the following pics are just for the fun and helluvit. cool website called yearbookyourself. you upload your picture and then choose what existing photo you want to be in! kind've fun.

i always wanted to be homecoming queen! that's not true. i never wanted to be homecoming queen. honestly.

can you spot me? yeaaaah. i was on the football team. right.

can you find me again? oddly enough, i wasn't in band either. i was a choir chick. do-re-me! me-they me-they me-they!

i really did do this! loved talking on the phone with all my beaus. heh heh


Dana said...

a do rag, short short hair, or a football helmet and you're still gorgeous!!!! Honestly this post reminded me not to take my health for granted. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to play and run around with my granddaughters even though my brain says "faster !faster!" and my body says, "huh?-do what?"

Betty said...

I am thankful for yard sales, garage sales, thrift stores and clearance sales. They allow me to fill that hunger I have for junk,junk, and more junk. Of course its not junk to me! There is beauty in the things aged and old, and awe in the knowledge that countless others have used and loved these items before. And there is a deep respect for the quilted, embroidered and hand created items of the creative women that have lived before us.