Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thinking of Karen....

 This is Karen, she's my last born child....she came into the world with her sister Liz. Twins, you know. This photo shows the real Karen as she grew up. Smiling, flashy those dimples. Tomboy kind of girl. Roller skated, skateboarded, bike riding,  and ball playing. Loved all sports.
  Today Karen is having a lung scan....to see if the tiny node that was seen in her heart scan is still there. I am thinking of her and holding her close in my prayers today.  Will  you also? Please.
  Karen came to lunch yesterday. I fixed one of my father's favorite foods...salmon patties. Yes, they have to be served with peas. I do not fry much here, so I had to use margarine to fry the patties. Karen asked me if I had any bacon grease. LOL No way do I use any of that here. Yes, it would have had that wonderful taste. :):)
  While Karen was here, a friend was texting her and asking for a birthday pie. Karen bakes things and takes them to her friends at work.....now they ask for treats. So funny. Karen actually loves cooking and baking. She was telling her friend , if they kept pestering her , they were not getting any pies.:)
 Today the weather will change for us later...but at this moment it is still perfect. Love these sweet days.  Wishing all of you well.  Enjoy. XO

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  1. Oh, Susie your mother-heart must be anxious. Our babies are our world. Prayers for your girl and you as you wait. Thanks for always being a precious encourager. Sometimes the strong become weak. Prayers for you, sweet friend. Let me hear how things go.

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    1. Bonnie, Thank you so much for the prayers..every one is so greatly appreciated. I like to think my faith is strong, but as you say it can feel weak just as we need it to be it's strongest. So I just keep on praying. You are so welcome on the encouragement...we all need that at times too. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Praying for good results for Karen - xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much sweet girl. Prayers are so helpful when we feel there's nothing we can do ourselves..God knows we need his help and love. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Prayers for Karen. Oh Susie as a mom I know your heart is heavy with Karen going through this. Power of prayer my friend that all is good on the scan. Hmmmmm what is a birthday pie? I am making homemade apple pies today. I love the honey crips apples and gala apples together for a pie. The house smells so good while they are baking. We lost our sunshine this after noon and thunderstorms came in.
    Fall is definitely here. Keep us posted on the results. Hugs to you and Karen.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, You know how we tend to try to push things to the back of minds...doesn't always keep us from worrying even as we pray. Thank you for prayers and good thoughts. Apple pie has to be number one at this time of year. I think Karen's friend wanted coconut cream or apple. The boss said no coconut...please bring apple. LOL. It is looking like rain this afternoon. Ted's wanting to golf in the morning...it should be thru our area before then. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Saying a prayer for your daughter, Susie. Please let me know when you find out how the scan went. So scary. John has nodules on his lungs, too, but they are not cancerous. Praying the same for her.

    Every once in a while I get hungry for a salmon patty. My father loved them, too. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana. I will post about Karen's results. She was a bit nervous about it yesterday...saying what ever it is she wants this all over with...to get back to normal. My father would put cornmeal in the patties as filler(so many kids)...they would be like a hockey puck at times. LOL. Poor daddy, so used to cooking for an army..I don't know how he ever cooked for himself. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  5. Susie, I am thinking about you and your beautiful daughter. I hope and pray that all goes well for her. When my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, I can remember so clearly all that we went through. I imagine similar to what you and your family are going through now. My daughter came out hail and hardy on the other side and your's will too..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, Karen's twin, Liz, had breast cabcer and is doing well and no cancer now. She also had thyroid cancer and is good. Karen had her thyroid removed last year. She decided on a heart scan because of the heart disease in our family. That scan showed a nod in her lung. That's why the scan...always scary where our kids are involved. So thankful your daughter is doing well also. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. No problem with saying a prayer or two for your sweet daughter.
    So sorry you have to deal with this at her age or any age really.
    I pray there will be no cancer to even have to talk about it any longer in the name of Jesus Amen

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    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful prayer. So kind and appreciated. Our health is important...but when it's our children it's scary for us as parents. Bless your sweet heart, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Oh Susie....I know this must be so scary for you and especially for your beautiful daughter! Thought and prayers are with you. Hope all goes well! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Betsy. My daughter called with good news...it's the same size as last scan so that is encouraging. She is relieved and so am I. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Here is to hoping that it was just some blip on a scan and it amounts to absolutely nothing! My thoughts are with you and your daughter! -Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jenn, Karen called me with the news that the nodes has stayed the same ..so another scan in 6 months. We are relieved. Bless you for the prayers., xoxo, Susie

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  9. My prayers for you and your daughter.

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    1. Janet, thank you...Karen got the results and the nodes has not changed, so that's good for now. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Prayers are going up for your sweet daughter and all of you. Us mama's never get to old to worry about our children. xo

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    1. Susie, Thank you for the good prayers. Karen called me with the news that the node had not changed and that is good. She will have another scan in 6 months. Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Of course your mama heart is anxious. What a sweet and happy daughter. I saw your latest post and backed up to read this one, so I know the node hasn't grown and that is wonderful news. I know your relief is great. Thanks be to God for His mercy.
    Have you tried frying in coconut oil? And do you serve plain peas or are they in a cream sauce?

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    1. Nonnie, I know that God loves us and I am so thankful. Karen and the whole family is happy about this report. She will get another scan in 6 months . Bless you for your kindness and good thoughts, xoxo, Susie

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  12. I missed this post yesterday..but it's not too late to send prayers her way.

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  13. SOOO thankful it hasn't grown. I know how relieved you are...hugs to all of you...

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    1. BJ, Thank you for the prayers for Karen. Each and every prayer helps and is so greatly appreciated. We were hoping the node was gone...but thankful it had not grown or changed. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. How nice that Karen bakes, Susie. I bet she makes lots of goodies around the holidays. Jess is the baker in the family. This is such a sweet picture of her. Love those dimples. I just said a prayer for your beloved daughter.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, Karen will make banana breads every once in a while and give one to Ted. He loves them. All my girls like to bake...but Karen takes goodies to work for her coworkers. Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers...it helps. We are grateful. God is good and the node had not changed , She will get another scan in 6 months. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. I am so sorry I didn't get to visit sooner! I shall add my prayers now too....

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    1. Thank you so much LInda, You know I have had all of you in my thoughts and prayers also. My Karen's good to go for now. In 6 months she will have another scan. How is Summer doing? I hope your feet did well while sitting with the quads. I have missed you too. Blessings, love you guys, xoxo, Susie

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