"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, June 06, 2014

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.....well sort of....

Okay the time has come!

“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands- a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.” 


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Okay - my surgery is June 11th so this will be my last post for awhile.
I've been trying to keep us ALL happy and laughing because ...

 My surgery is at 1:30 pm.  I have to be in there at 8 am.  They're going to give me some radio active material to light up my world, ah no I mean my  lymph glands and then the doctor will be able to pick which ones she wants to look at. More information then we both want to know - right?

So let's have some fun today.
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First I want to thank y'all.

I have had so many wonderful things happen to me since my diagnosis.  
I wish I could name everyone here, but I am afraid of forgetting someone or something.

So many letters and emails that have kept me going.     Thank you.
I have had so many prayers offered and support.     Thank you.
Gals that have gone through it writing me.       Thank you.
I have had so much good advice and help.     Thank you.
I have gotten some wonderful little gifts.      Thank you.
I have been taken out to lunch!           Thank you.
I have friends who are angels.   Thank you.
Made a song for me - below.     Thank you.
I have received cards.       Thank you.
Blog prayers for me.    Thank you.

I mean if this wasn't cancer I'd think it was a celebration!    Thank you.

Say do you like my doctor...???

It has only been by God's wonderful grace and my friends wonderful prayers that I'm doing okay and seemingly peaceful - you will NEVER know how much that means to me.  

You have held me up! You have been my grace along with God.


Of course my prayer is that I make it through the surgery and that the cancer has not spread.   That all the cancer is removed during the surgery.

   Now that is what I want, but who knows what the outcome will be......... but if something else shows up - I pray that I will be able to face it with the dignity I have seen in others....... there are so many other brave women (and men) that I am friends with or have read about that are brave too....KUDOS  to you

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I have friends right now going through treatment - and there are others with different, but just as important health issues too.  They are hurting just as much as I am and are being brave as well.  Some have spouses dealing with issues.  
Kudos to you too.

I tell myself - remember this - HE will be there facing it all with me.  I am not alone  and neither will you!

I find the blog world one of the most caring and positive places I know.
  I tell you God has blessed me via the Blog world.  It has been amazing.

I love you guys!  I am grateful for you all!   

If you want to get in contact with me my daughter is handling things for me and Kelly's email is :             czkk at comcast dot net
 I won't be going through anymore posts until I come back.
I'm going to spend time hanging with my family and answering emails.

I love this.  

Try  to be happy and enjoy life - remember to look for the good things - look for beauty - colors - the unusual things the Lord made - 
it is all there for us to enjoy and be grateful for.


My friend Zoe made this for me and I am going to be watching this on Wednesday!  It is so funny! 

JIBJAB - Be Happy!

Now a blogger of old - she sent me this - about earth suits, because mine is going to be changing - and this meant so much to me. 

Disco sends his love....even though he stole his boy's pizza ... 

......oh yes he did!
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A dog selfie! 



Husband and grandson going with Kelly and I for pretests!  
Cute aren't they?

Okay I am officially on break!  And remember I am not named Chatty for nothing!  Well I won't be blogging for awhile either so I wanted to leave you something to remember me!  LOL

I might eat a lot of cookies on this vacation!


Sandra said...

prayers and hugs coming your way and that video at the top gave me goose bumps and chills on my arms.. wishing you a quick recovery.

Jeanie said...

Joining with so many others in prayers for your healing, comfort and the best possible outcome.

Denise said...

I love you to the moon and back. Lifting you way up in my prayers, always.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sandie all of our thoughts and prayers will be with you!! You're gonna kick this cancer's ass :)

Vee said...

Lots of love and prayers for the very best outcome. We will surely miss you while you are recovering. I hope that you get some delicious white chocolate macadamia nut cookies to munch on. Remember that loving hands are all around you and that God's hands are the safest place in all the world to be. See you sooner than I think you think. Right, figure that one out. = D

Changes in the wind said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers....stay strong in your faith and everything is possible. Take the time you need and know you are missed.

Beth said...

Sandie, You have been in my prayers since you first told us about the surgery. On Tuesday I will be asking for prayers for you in my blog!
May God take a firm hold on your right hand and keep you safe.

Cheri said...

Always in my prayers and thoughts. Love ya, Sandie. Everything will be OK.

Sandee said...

You too are in my thoughts and prayers honey.

I loved the why women carry purses video. I laughed out loud.

Have a blessed day honey. Big healing hugs to you and scritches to Disco. ♥♥♥

Karen Lange said...

I had no idea you were going through this - so sorry! Will be thinking of and praying for you. Sending love and hugs your way. xo

Paula said...

My prayers are still with you and will continue until you've beat this bad guy. With you're great attitude you will.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We are all virtually holding your hand as you go through this. Things WILL get be better, you WILL get better.

Tricia Buice said...

Yes - cookies are great! Praying for a quick recovery and a healing surgery. Thinking and praying for you :)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Sending {{hugs}} and prayers and positive thoughts. Stay busy, but calm. God's got this!

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, I have your arrival and surgery time entered on my calendar on the 11th. Please know that prayers and very positive, upbeat thoughts will be headed your way from CA - I will even be up early to do so! I love your attitude about all the 'challenges' you are going through. Your faith and sense of humor, as well as wonderful family support, will carry you through this journey. God has given you a wonderful medical team to help you. He has given you many friends far and near and we are all with you at this time. Great post. Big Hug! Ann TBL

Art and Sand said...

My prayers are with you.

I can't wait until you are back to yourself and keeping me laughing.

forgetmenot said...

Sandie, You never lose your amazing sense of humor, do you!!! Lots of prayers and love coming your way from a ton of blogging friends. I will be thinking about you and praying that everything goes well. Keep us posted, please. And, the sooner you get back to blogging, the happier we will all be. Hugs, Mickie

betty said...

Covering you with prayers for sure that day. You know what is reassuring when I think of things like this is God knows what the outcome is already and whatever it is, He is going to continue walking along side with you and will give you the strength, wisdom, comfort, patience, whatever it is that is needed. I loved the dance, too cute; that made me smile and I loved what Mare wrote about with earth suits; that is a great way to think about our earthly temporary bodies.


I totally agree with you for taking this time before your surgery to spend as much time as you can with your family!

You are in God's hands, they are strong and capable hands.


Susan said...

God bless your heart and soul, you darling little chickadee.

Sandie, you have made all of us laugh every single Friday for so long.

Your hilarious sense of humor, your love, your joy, your spontaneity, and your enthusiasm for life are so admirable.

We will be with you as you face this daunting challenge that life has thrown at you.

We will also be waiting for you to come back.

Your courage is bigger than the world's tallest mountain.


Go and kick that cancer's ASS.

With dearest love, Susan

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

I know you may not see this for a while, but I do know that our Lord will hear my prayers for you...for a successful surgery and for a full and complete recovery. May He always have His arms around you, and may you feel His loving tenderness every step of your way.
Thank you for letting us know that you will be away for a while, and for your beautiful outlook on life...whatever life brings our way. You are my blogging friend, and I want you to know that you will be in my nightly prayers. Take the best care of you.
Love you,

Betsy Adams said...

Lots and lots of prayers, hugs and prayers for YOU, my Special Friend... God Bless You and don't forget that I'm here if you need anything.. I can't get there physically--but I can do lots of other things if you need them done.

Love you Sandie,

Sharon said...

Sandie, there are no adequate words to tell you how I feel. Please know that my prayers are with you, and will be flooding the gates of heaven on June 11th.

You are such a testimony to me - a positive thinker, and a faithful optimist. I have a feeling that all is going to be well - and that you are going to honor God through this journey, as you always do.

Love you so, and GOD BLESS!

Ginny said...

You caught Disco red handed... err...red pawed! Our church will be praying, thank you for your daughter's number.I know you will be fine and so glad when it is over. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My husband and I are both praying for you my friend! You're going to be great! Lots and lots of HUGS coming your way..from me AND hubby! Talk to you soon! Blessings, Diane

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prayers, love and thoughts

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I am praying for you and your family.
Blessings and hugs dearest. Catherine xo

Lee said...

Sandie, my very best thoughts. prayers and wishes are with you.

Don't lose sight of that strength and joyous spirit you have; with those and your faith you will come out the conqueror.

Now is the time to show the pest who the boss is! Let your Warrior Princess free! :)

Love and hugs from Down Under.

We, your mates, will still be here waiting patiently for you when you return to Blogworld; so don't you worry about us; you take your time...concentrate entirely upon yourself...be selfish about it.

Another hug...just because... :)

Merlesworld said...

Will be thinking of you, hope all goes well.

Sandy said...

In His word the Lord has promised to never leave you. I pray you will feel His peace and presence as never before, and so will your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery. You will be back before you know it, stronger than ever.
xx oo

Mevely317 said...

I am so in love with your attitude, Sandie!
Please know, my prayers won't be ceasing anytime soon!
We love you! :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Of course you are in my thoughts and prayers and have to say I am glad I came and read this today

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My thoughts are with you Sandie! Take care and I'm sure we'll see you in Blogland soon:@)

Terri D. said...

Sandie, you have been in my daily prayers since your cancer was identified. That will continue until you are cancer-free!! I think you are going to be just fine!! You have a great attitude and are ready to fight the fight. Sending love and hugs, and the prayers are flowing!

Nonnie said...

Oh Sandie. I feel so badly that I am just now learning about this. Praying for you now. You are such a blessing and an inspiration! Hugs to you!

Sweet Tea said...

Sandie - will continue to pray for you and look forward to when you're back in "full swing" entertaining us with your fun Friday posts.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sending you lots of prayers and love

Pondside said...

00000000 - those are hugs for you Sandie! Loved this post and loved your take on life, and that you share great stories and clips. I know just where I'll be at 1:30 your time and I will pray, and ask those with me to join in.

Susannah said...

All my prayers , hugs and best wishes to you, such a sweet and dear lady!!!!!! Try to put it all in God's hands and he will be with you every step of the way.

Hope to hear from you soon, Miss Chatty. I will miss you ALOT!!!!

jack69 said...

You are on our calendar, and also in our prayers. We are looking forward to your return to Bloggersville. Great entry loved the pink glove dance and laughed at the change, He shoulda tipped the guy!!! hahahaha

Love you lady, looking forward to the good report when you return... Just know we love you and are praying...

Starry Dawn said...

Sandie, sweet dearest friend,
The Video you posted made my cry.
Your grateful words are awesome.
You have earned so much love throughout all these years sharing your loving world with us.
You made friends worldwide. People are praying for you from all corners and countries, including me from Overseas.
You are fully covered in prayers.
The Lord will guide the surgeon's hands, and all will be well for you. I know God wants you to live a very long life full of happiness, health and wealth.
I know we'll all miss you so much, beautiful Sandie.
I can't take you out of my mind, for I think of you every single day, and pray for your full healings and prompt recovery.
God be with you always.
Blessings and Prayers,

NanaDiana said...

God bless and keep you, Sandie. You know I will be praying for you. You are going to weather this storm and come out even stronger because of it. Love to you~ xo Diana

Betty said...

I have a feeling you'll be back a lot sooner than you think.

My prayers are with you. I truly believe that you'll do just fine.

Susannah said...

Miss Chatty, I forgot to mention how much I love the picture of Grandpa and Grandson! That is my favorite for today.


You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you tackle this. Take care dear blog buddy.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your attitude is amazing and that makes a huge difference I think. You are and have been in my prayers. May the dear Lord bless you with a successful surgery and a speedy recovery and guide the hands of the doctors caring for you too. Hope to see you back here in blog land very soon !

mail4rosey said...

You bless the blog world too. :)

I love the picture of your hubby and grandboy. :)

The glove dance is rocking awesome too.

And you're right, for the grace of God. Aren't we lucky!! :)

Anonymous said...

Stopping by to let you know that I think of you each day and send only positive and loving thoughts your way... xox

Granny Annie said...

You know we are all gathered with you in love and prayer kiddo.

Donna said...

Hahaaa...loved both videos girl! I'm stealing the handbag one...Hahaaa
You best remember how much we all love you girlie! You're going to be FINE!
Prayers and love with lots of hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Sandie, I saw your beautiful face on someone else's blog, and I thought, "OH, good, Sandie's still blogging."

As you know, I abandoned my Fill My Cup with Beauty blog many moons ago, to devote myself solely to classic film blogging. I have grown weary of being so focused and have recently started a new blog.

I wasn't sure if you were still blogging...until I saw that beautiful familiar face on another blog.

I'm so sorry to learn that you have been given a cancer diagnosis. I will be praying for you...that your surgery is completely successful and that every trace of cancer is removed from your body. May you be restored to radiant good health.


Ann said...

I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Loved that pink glove dance. Awesome

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandie -

Praying for peace as you go through this surgery and also wisdom for the doctors.

Big Cyber Hug,

Jim said...

I'm praying with and for you, Sandy. This is such a surprise for me. We've been out of the country for a month and a half and I'm just now catching up.

Eat lots of cookies while you aren't blogging. Oreos are the easiest if you have to sneak them. Just don't let naughty Disco find your stash.

Best cartoon to me was Dr. Sawbones. He sawed my knee in two with that big saw but he shouldn't be using it on you.

I still will pray for you (I do some times now, before this) for sure until you are back to cancer free. You are special in God's eyes and to me.

Angela said...

I will be praying for you to have the same peace that the Lord blessed me with the day of my surgery! I know exactly what you are going through so if you have any more questions please let me know and I'll answer them as best I can. I'll also be praying that the cancer has not spread at all. It is my prayer that when you first wake from surgery you hear the good news that it was not found in your lymph nodes!

Love, (((hugs))) & prayers,

Sheila Y said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! We'll be here waiting when you are ready to return. Now go whoop that cancer's butt!! Take care Sheila

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you on Wednesday. I wish you a speedy recovery and I'll definitely be thinking of you.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Sandie, I wish you the very best with your surgery on Wednesday! I will be praying for you and I just know you will do fine, but you take all the time you need to recover and feel good before worrying about blogging. I hope Kelly can keep us updated on how you are doing. Take care, my friend, and know I love you and am praying for you!!

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love your positivity. Special prayers for you this week!

Debbie said...

I have prayed and will continue to pray.

Tonight, when you lie down, please know that I have specifically prayed that you could sleep.

Tomorrow, when you get to the hospital, know without a doubt that I have already been in my prayer chair lifting you and the nurses and the surgeon, AND your family.

We will look that sticking cancer straight in the eye and kick it straight in the rear.

God be with you, Sandie!

Babs R said...

Hey, Sandie! Sending prayers and hugs your way for the surgery and that God will guide the doctors' hands. Looking forward to hearing about your complete and quick recovery. Many hugs, Babs

LBP said...

Best wishes to you Sandy! Your are in my prayers!



Anonymous said...

Your are in my prayers Sandie - chin up.

Rose said...

Sending prayers Sweet One!

Looking forward to seeing you Post on your Blog again soon.

Hugs, Rose

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Sandie - keep up the good spirit, sweet lady!

Praying for you heart and soul for a quick recovery to get back to feelin your awesome self.

Diana sent me, letting me know of your surgery. Your are in His Good Hands - fear nothing because He has His plan for you.

Hugs and prayers from Finch Rest!

Red Rose Alley said...

A big hug from your friend, Sheri at Red Rose Alley. May God be with you during all of this, Sandie, and wrap around you like a warm blanket of love. You are in my thoughts today girlfriend.


Munir said...

My prayers are with you. God is with you and he will make every thing smooth and you will be back blogging and making us laugh again. Hugs.
- Munir.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ((((HUGS))) I haven't had internet at the house and things just not are the same just using my smart phone. I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I will try to contact your daughter. I should have internet sometime tomorrow. Take care and God Bless.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ((((HUGS))) I haven't had internet at the house and things just not are the same just using my smart phone. I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I will try to contact your daughter. I should have internet sometime tomorrow. Take care and God Bless.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your attitude. I and love your faith. Lean on Him when you need to and know that you are LOVED. Praying for you.


Buttons said...

Hugs and prayers Sandie your sense of humour keeps us all laughing and I thank you for that. Now it is time to take care of yourself. Lots of hugs and prayers. Your going to be OK because everyone loves you and is praying for you and we know that works. Hug B

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Tomorrow is your surgery day and you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Not a day goes by that you aren't and God has you covered, dear Sandie.
Sending much love to you and to your family and Disco too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My dear, dear friend...I have not been around lately...and here I find this is happening to you. I just called but of course there was no answer. I am praying hard for you..PLEASE be alright!!! You are a huge light in my life and in many others...I am sending my love, my prayer and all the strength and courage I can gather. HOW I wish I lived closer!

NanaNor's said...

Dear Sandy, I'm a friend of Diana's and so thankful she posted about you today. I am praying for you and will continue to. I'm also following you; doesn't matter how long you are not posting-I want to get to know you. I love this post. May our Lord touch your body with total and complete healing.
Hugs, Noreen

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Sandie,
Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I am visiting from Diana's post that shared with us your surgery. I pray God keep you in his healthful care and give you better days ahead.

I am a new follower.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Sandie,
Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I am visiting from Diana's post that shared with us your surgery. I pray God keep you in his healthful care and give you better days ahead.

I am a new follower.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Kirby Carespodi said...

Sending all good juju *wiggling my fingers*

JennyD said...

We have never met, but I heard through Nana Diana, and I am here to add my BEST prayers and hopes and all things good and positive for you. You are most certainly loved, I can surely see that :D and by your post, I can see why. What a sweetheart you are! Sending mega healing hugs your way from Virginia! Xoxoxo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope for a healthy healing. I haven't met you yet but am following and looking forward to many years to come.Take Care, Judy

Dee said...

look forward to your return...with great news!!!!

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

look at all your sister-friends!! You have so much love coming your way! I will be thinking of you tomorrow and praying for PEACE throughout it all! We will be looking for updates whenever you get to them. Be kind to yourself!!
much love,

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Coming to see you from NanaDiana...Praying for you!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I'm stopping by from Diana's to wish you all the best. May you get through this quickly and come out of it stronger and healthier than ever!

Sweet Tea said...

Today's the 11th. I am soooooo praying for you, dear Friend.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Tucking you into prayer!

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Oooh Sandy - I missed it ... I certainly hope now you are resting well and shortly be recovering well ..

My thoughts to you and all the family - thankfully so much can be done today .. we must just have faith ...

Will be thinking of you - and hope to hear some news anon when you're feeling easier .. big hugs - Hilary

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Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So many thoughts and prayers - you should be flying above the stars!!
The surgery is now behind you - yesterday - this will probably be your most difficult day!!
So many prayers to lift you up!! Heal!! God's Speed!!
xoxoxo Suzan

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So many thoughts and prayers - you should be flying above the stars!!
The surgery is now behind you - yesterday - this will probably be your most difficult day!!
So many prayers to lift you up!! Heal!! God's Speed!!
xoxoxo Suzan

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JennyD said...

Just heard the first of the GREAT news! Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! Sandie, you are on your way now to nothing but good times and smiles --- you know the kind, the kind where your cheeks are killin' ya! Oh this is all so wonderful. Now take your time and get the unstressed rest you need, have some great fun, and come back to the old keyboard when you're ready (oh yeah, like I'm one to talk, geez). MEGA hugs sent to you and will continue the prayers, but this time they will be thank you prayers :D xoxoxo from JennyD in Virginia

nancygrayce said...

Praying surgery went well and you will have a complete recovery!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Sandie, I hope your surgery went well and that you're recuperating nicely and will be back to your old Chatty self soon.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Sandie, I hope your surgery went well and that you're recuperating nicely and will be back to your old Chatty self soon.

Lynn said...

Hoping you are doing really well, Sandie! I've been thinking about you.

Jackie said...

June 16, 2014
9:55 P.M.

OK. My scrolling finger just went numb! But isn't that a wonderful thing that there are a gazillion posts here for you, sweet friend.
I just read your post about the good news regarding your surgery.
I am so happy. "Happy" is not even enough to express how wonderful I feel as I read what you posted regarding the surgery.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!
Love you, sweet friend.
Hugs a bunch,

Sandee said...

You should have left the comments on your newest post. Really.

I'm so happy you are feeling good and that the news is ever so wonderful. See what prayer can do.

Have a fabulous day my friend. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

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