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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Five Years - 5 YEARS - FiVe YeArS

 YES, you read that right! I'm a little excited and feeling very blessed. I've been CANCER FREE for FIVE YEARS!!

 I had my checkup last Wednesday, and everything looks fine. I got to visit with both of my surgeons and we all had a hugging session. I also got to see one of my favorite nurses. Their office has grown a lot, but the ones that were there when I first had surgery still remember me as I was in there a whole lot! 
 I am so blessed to have had such a wonderful surgical team and just down right wonderful people! 

 So our family recently took a trip to the beach - to Ft. Walton Beach, FL. The weather was beautiful then, and we had a great time.

 The little grands love the pool more than the beach, but everyone had a great time. 
 My favorite place to eat is The Back Porch. It's expensive, but it's sooooo good! 

 Today was my birthday so I feel doubly blessed to be here to celebrate it with my family. My hubby bought me a pretty cake, and the little grands came to enjoy that with me. 
 I will leave you with a few beach pictures. This is what two old people look like on the beach!
This is us with the grands: Clayton is 18, Cayden is 8, and Shelby is 6. We were missing Bubba this year because he is in Busan, S. Korea working.
This next picture is us with our two children - Emily and Cody! Without them, we wouldn't have our wonderful grandchildren! I wish we could show pictures of our foster grandchild - but hopefully soon - because they are in the process of adopting him! 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone is having a good summer. It finally got hot here!


From the Kitchen said...

So glad to hear your good news! That is a wonderful family photo.


Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

GOD has blessed you in so mamy ways and we give him thanks and praise for His goodness in keeping you Cancer free. YOu all look wonderful there on the beach and its good to know you had good weather. I was wondering it the adoption had gone through, its a shame it has to take so long. But I do understand they have to make sure.

Praying GOD will keep you cancer free for many more years to come or till our Lord returns, whatever comes first.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such good news! Lovely photos of you and your precious family! :)

marie said...

Such excellent news...and such a beautiful family. These are such wonderful photos!

Rettabug said...

Yay YOU, Shirley!! May I repeat my "Happy Birthday" wishes to you & I am so thrilled for you to have passed the 5 yr. milestone. PTL!!


Sherry said...

Wonderful news! I was just dropping by to see how you are doing and was happy to read this post. I love your pictures!

Madame Samm said...

How wonderful Shirley, you are proff that love is the best motivtor to be yoyr pics too...thanks for your sweet comment

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Barb said...

That is totally awesome!!!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Dear Shirley
I am the one who stitched Leon, the cameleon head. We are together in the HoHoHo Hop. Thanks for the very nice comment, I had to jump over to your Blog and when I read the post about beeing 5 years free of cancer, I had to clap my hands! I have 2 good friends who are in their 4th and 5th year, so we talk a lot about it and about medication usw. You managed it, so go ahead and the pictures on the beach are sooooo nice! Bless you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations on this wonderful news! My husband is 8 1/2 years out from diagnosis and we feel so blessed. :) blessings, marlene

Mrs Bix 10 said...

So thankful that you have been so blessed to be cancer free. Love and hugs to you my dear friend.

Debbie Huffaker said...

I haven't visited in a while....but am so glad to see this post. Congratulations...that's awesome. To God be the glory!!! Love the family pics!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wonderful post! Although I am stopping by through my visit to your latest post...I want to say Happy Birthday and what a blessed testimony of your 5 years cancer free!

We have family down in Ft Walton Beach, so we would go there to visit. And our son is a childhood cancer survivor...just this September, we celebrated his marriage :o) God is good!

Blessings & Aloha!