Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What would your sign say?

~ Never Judge Anyone ~

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. 
He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled:
“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled and said:
“I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”

“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily

The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Bible “From dust we came and to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”

“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy, “Thank God! Your son is saved!”

And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”

NEVER JUDGE ANYONE because you never know how their life is and as to what is happening or what they’re going through. 

I have thought about this story a lot lately.  One of my favorite movies is called "For Love Of The Game" with Kevin Costner during the movie the girl he is dating says that she wishes everyone could wear a sign around their neck saying what kind of mood they were in or what was happening in their lives so we could just know and treat them different.  Sunday a lesson was given with this exact same concept in mind and I just loved the message.  Maybe we would be less critical of each other if we knew what people were going through in their private lives.  What if the sign said "My husband just left me"  "I just lost my job"  "someone in my family is dealing with addiction"  "my marriage is struggling"  "my child was just diagnosed with Autism"  "I lost my job"  "I lost my home"  "I'm being abused"  "my child is rebelling" and the list can go on....the point is we all need to be a little more kind toward everyone we meet, unfortunately our Heavenly Father is the only one who knows all of what we are going through, and HE is really the ultimate judge.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blake and Chloe are ENGAGED

The actual proposal

so happy

he did good on her ring--rose gold beautiful

tears of joy

they look good together


haleigh, blake and chloe, wy wy and mattison brown,
greg and lins smart and Kaitlyn and Brian

He got the girl--
Blake has now been home since September--a few weeks later he started to date Chloe Dana--we love her and are excited for her to join our family--Let me tell you a little about this sweet girl--she danced with Haleigh and Kaitlyn--I knew her mother, who sadly lost her life to cancer just before I found out I had cancer-- Chloe brings out the best qualities  in Blake.   They continually laugh, compliment each other and are genuinely supportive of the goals they not only have made together but individually--I have never been nervous about who Blake would marry because we have always joked with him about whoever he decides to marry has to get passed the Williams girls approval--and Chloe does--we love her and are happy for them to start their life together.  We also always knew Blake would marry a girl with dark hair and coco skin--they will make some cute babies.

It's been fun watching Blake prepare for how he would ask her to marry him, he wanted his family involved and to be there--so we all packed up and went to Mexico--he and Brian planned the actual event so none of us really knew when it would happen or how--Chloe had no idea it was coming which made it even that more sweet--and to top it off it was her birthday Feb 18th, the day he asked her.

Blake and Brian asked this hispanic family with small children if they would help, and as we were sitting down town enjoying the beautiful weather, this family walked up and in broken english asked for Chloe--completely surprised and in her bubbly happy attitude she said "yes, that's me" then the little cute boy handed her a box with the ring, Blake got down on one knee and asked her to marry him for eternity.  I wish I had her reaction on video--I had no idea it was coming, we all cried and hugged and oh yeah she said "YES"  Welcome to our family Chloe we love you --oh and by the way you have to teach Family Home Evening next week--

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

This Rose was from Shane Urban ♥

My famous sugar cookies

Look how precious this is

The Necklace
I woke up this morning to balloons and rose's covering our kitchen counter...thank you Eric.  He was so sweet to give all the girls and myself a rose in a vase, with a personalized card, mylar balloon and Hershey candy bar.  In my Anthropology bag was this beautiful necklace--good job Eric I love it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Frustration at Mayo

Mayo, Mayo, Mayo oh how I despise Mayo today--after all my scans and needle pokes I was anticipating some answers today, a diagnosis of my hip pain--NADA
I got my port accessed--blood taken, more blood taken and just for fun one more vile of blood taken.  I then went to see Dr. Freeman who I was hoping would give me some news I could live with.
My labs show some elevations, the MRI shows the spot on my hip bone has grown twice as big as last year at this time, it is NOT bursitis, but possibly the bone is deteriorating ??  I was told to go back to oncology-- Frustrated is an understatement--I'm trying really hard to see the positive in all of this, but just needed to vent a little--OK I'm done--

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Donations? Beware

As all the ads and commercials start their campaigning to "Fight Against Breast Cancer" walks and runs, please do your homework before donating to any of them.  I was shocked as I researched to see just how much money is donated directly to help breast cancer patients, one of the Huge supposedly "non-profit" organizations kept 80% of the proceeds for employees and personal gain in 2010 and 2011.  Which means if you do the math only 20% went to the actual cause--

There are a lot of great non-profit organizations out there to donate to if you are interested in donating specifically to cancer in general--American Cancer Society is one of them that our family supports, 100% of proceeds from fundraising goes directly to patients. ACS has programs to house families who need to have shelter during chemo and radiation, one of the programs gives women who lose their hair meetings they can go to and learn how to do makeup and gives them scarves and wigs--they also have shuttle services available to pick patients up and take them to and from their treatments--

Just beware of who you are donating to and what they are specifically doing with the money.