Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thinking Back Over 2011

2011 is almost over...I'm not sorry to say goodbye to this year. What a year it has been!! January filled with pre-transplant tests and preparations, the stem cell transplant and hospitalization through all of February and slow recovery through March, April, May and June. There were days when I thought life would never be the same again and many days when I wondered how to make it through but my Sweetheart was there beside me caring for me and encouraging me the entire time. God was watching over us and we felt Him close. Our precious daughters sustained us and so many dear friends prayed unceasingly. If you ever wonder if the person you are praying for knows about your prayers, be assured, they do...I'm living proof of that and the power of that prayer.

The second half of the year was marked by joy! The news of our expected first grandbaby came in June and we were thrilled!! As I regained strength and my immune system recovered we could go to church and I loved rejoining my friends in my Sunday School class. And then came the great news from my doctor that I am in remission. The fall and holidays have been spent enjoying beautiful weather and making preparations for the new baby and my Sweetheart's retirement in 2012!!

We have been so blessed this year and we thank God for all that He has done in our lives. We are ready for a wonderful new year!

I hope you and those dear to you will have many blessings and joys in this New Year.

1 comment:

rosie said...

Hi Karen, I am so very thankful that you are in remission.. This new year I am sure will be such a good one for you, especially with the birth of your granddaughter..