Monday, November 14, 2011

Bad news and good news...

OK, so do you want the good news or the bad news first???  Most people skip the good news and go right to the bad- so i will give you the bad news first.

Mike and I found out some really bad news the other day.  Well, it was news that we figured, that we already knew but pushed aside, pushed away and would not admit, or confront.  It is hard when you see something happening right before your eyes, and you know you are seeing it happen, but you feel helpless to control or change it.  You take the easy way and ignore it, push it from the furthest part of your mind and move on.

As we were at CHOP the other day, we finally looked at one another, up and down, and realized it was time.  Mike braved the scale first and my eyeballs bulged as the scale reflected a gain of 20 lbs!  Then, it was my turn, and our eyes all bulged when we realized I had also gained 20 lbs too!  

Our aching bodies had been telling us for months, what this scale had just revealed.  Since June 1, Mike and I I had gained 20 lbs each!  OYE VEY.   Calli tried to reason and stated that she lost 20 lbs, so it made it better if we looked at this as a family- we only gained 40 minus 20 divided by four equals 5 lbs each, which really is not so bad....BUT, yeah, that equation is not really true.

I wrote a poem on the spot- about my current condition.  ON the plus side, perhaps someone needs a Mr & Mrs Claus for Christmas. lol.   Seriously though....that was and really is the bad news :)

Could it be the stress...
That has added to my waist?
What thing has caused this broadness...
And the rounding of my face?

How did I acquire
This largeness in my rear?
Or the extra round tire...
That has suddenly appeared?

Ice cream could be to blame...
The creamy peanut butter kind
Perhaps it created my muffin top
And added to my behind

 To and fro I go
Busy is my day
No PE is my foe
Got no time to run or play

There is that thing called exercise...
I should start that again
 I wish I did not despise
Alas...No pain, No gain..

Pain I have endured, 
And Gain I've done that too
I'm Feeling insecure
And possibly a bit blue

How did I get to this...
Rolly Polly me?
Deep in the abyss
I'm longing to be free

Free from the aches
That accompany the weight
Free from the cakes
That always taste so great

Free to walk and hike
Free to play fetch 
Maybe ride my bike
Take a good long stretch

Now... to find the time 
And the needed energy
To find the self control
And opt for Broccoli

So do you want the good news?  Good news is what we were expecting and seeing and believing before we even got it!   You were too right?  Blessed are they who have not seen and have yet believed!!!

Calli's MRI last week showed no spread of any sort to her brain.  The tumors and cancer areas in the spine now as compared to the last MRI was "Decreased in size and expanse taken in the cord."  Which means it is smaller and taking up less space!  We have been rejoicing all along with her increased strength, agility and vigor.  This is just confirming what her body was telling us and what we are already knowing and believing - that Calli is and will continue to be a miracle and is going to defy all of their odds!!!

We believe the report of the Lord, that says "LIFE!!!" - and LIFE ABUNDANT!!!


  1. okay, so aparently the cartwheel try-outs didn't tell the tale this summer.. :D
    So, this is good. Nothing like going into the holidays on a broccoli diet. One word: Juicer!
    Besides all that: you are beautiful, and Calli's report is wonderful too!
    I would bake a cake to celebrate if I were you!! lol. So happy for her!

  2. Mom- I like you just the way you are, If you were skinnier, you might not be as cuddly <3 ;)

  3. So awesome!!!!! WOW!!! When I read the good news I put my hands up in the air and yelled!!!! Praise the Lord!!! AWESOME!!!

    Love you guys!

  4. You guys made my day! Lucy, your posts are sometimes the only thing I smile about these days. So what is a few extra pounds? Take the dogs for a walk and enjoy this beautiful Fall weather. I am happy for all of you.

  5. You are beautiful. Don't be hard on yourself....
    ...keep being real...

  6. You are one of the prettiest girls I have ever known.
    I just went to send you something on facebook and couldn't find you. I am glad I remembered your blog!

    My Mom told me about Callie the other day. I was gleeful! So thankful.

    Praying every day!


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