Monday, December 21, 2009

No Soft Focus Here

Happy Monday folks. I hope the weekend was lovely and the weather, wherever you were, didn’t put too much of a damper on your holiday plans. We had a nice sized snowstorm that got Jack out in the snow (after a while he started to like it) and the family out shoveling and clearing the cars together. The Dear Twins were less than amused, but they were happy when I gave them their 2009 Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree. It’s the little things that bring the smiles back.


Now I pride myself on keeping things real here on KwanaWrites while not giving too much away and not being too much of a downer (if I can at all help it). It’s a fine balance because if I really let loose I’m sure I’d be inundated with comments wondering if I truly am crazy at times.

I’ve been grappling with writing this post for quite a while and for quite a few reasons, one I didn’t want to get too personal and two I wanted to have my children feeling ok with what was happening.

But a lovely post from Mable’s House gave me some of the courage I needed to sharpen the focus and lift the veil (you can tell me in the comments if you get the poster reference).

This year has been a very trying one for me and my family in all sorts of ways that has put my patience, faith and maybe even sanity at times (I do have teens) to the test in oh so many ways.

This photo was taken in the office of the third breast procedure that I’ve had in the past five months. I love the messages of optimism and hope of them.

Now the happy news is all my biopsies so far have come back benign and I’m thrilled about that, but today I’m having surgery to hopefully get a definitive answer.

So I’m asking all of you, my lovely and cherished friends, for your prayers and positive energy. It’s been a long road with this weighing on my mind and heart but I hope to start 2010 in a better mindset with this problem off my shoulders and ready to be a strong and healthy, mom, wife, friend, writer. Me.
Thanks in advance.


"The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?"Psalm 27:1

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "1 John 4:18


Much Love,
Kwana


P.S.
And Wow! According to the counter this is my 700th post. 7 the number of completion. Now that is saying something isn’t it?

25 comments:

Natalie Hatch said...

Kwana I hope that the news is good. Crossing my fingers and sending a prayer up for you.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Bless your heart! Such a weight to carry. Worry stinks. I shall say a prayer for you tonight. I just know all will be well and your new year will be brighter. I am glad you let your readers know. Many good wishes and prayers will be offered up for you I am certain!

N said...

Be strong, be good, worries no more. Right down the street if you need us. We love you and will be thinking of you all day today.
xoxo

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

May you be filled with peace at the news of all is well. What a great way to begin a new year....without worry.

Take care of yourself. I'm sending prayers your way.

Phyllis Bourne said...

Prayers winging your way!!!!

Debra said...

We are here for you darlin'. Lots of positive energy and hugs coming your way. You will be in my prayers today for the very best outcome.

pve design said...

Friends need friends in good and in bad times!
Let's focus on the positive and find joy in knowing that you are loved! "Believe" is what it is all about!

sula said...

positive energy coming your way. Everything will be alright.

Kristen Painter said...

Kwana, I am lifting you up in prayer today!

Deidra said...

You know I'm praying for you. Passing peace your way...and trusting God who's way bigger than any of this and so close that He sees the deepest parts of you.

Be blessed today, Kwana!

Jax Cassidy said...

**Hugs** I hope it's awesome news. I know when your health is at stake, it's difficult to focus on the things around you. I'm sending you loving thoughts and good energy to you via the Universe. :)

Mel Francis said...

much love and healing lights, My friend!

Mizwrite said...

Prayers in your direction ... Here they come ...

heidi said...

thinking happy & hopeful healing thoughts for you! xoh

Megan Crane said...

Sending you positive energy and good thoughts!

Carleen Brice said...

Definitely crossing eyes, fingers & toes and sending up prayers!

Melissa Conway said...

Sending wishes of good health your way. xxoo

PS: I'm a huge proponent of vitamin D, as you may have noticed. If you haven't already, you may want to check out the relationship between low levels (as someone with dark skin in an upper latitude state, unless you spend a lot of time in the sun, you may have very low levels) and breast cancer here: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/cancerBreast.shtml

Carolyn said...

I'll be crossing my fingers for you too. All my love to you and your family.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Amen sister!
Fear is the opposite of LOVE indeed~
hoping all the best 7 continue to have faith!
much love as well~
xo

Louise Fury said...

Thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.
Please let me know if you need anything.

Sheryl said...

Be strong and have faith. I am praying for you and for your family.

May God bless you with a peace that surpasses all understand.

Merry Christmas my good friend.

Legallyblondemel said...

Sending my thoughts & prayers to you. I totally understand wanting to keep things light around your internet space, but of course your Invisible Friends are all here to support you too.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh sweet Kawana...I am sending happy thoughts your way. I've even shoveled a path at the shore house to ensure they make their way to you. :-)

Keep smiling, my dear...xo, Laura

Wendy said...

I have vacation brain, and totally missed this post yesterday! My contribution to the positive energy and vibes campaign have officially been marked "rush delivery."

Christine said...

Dearest Kwana,
I'm only reading this post now and already saw in a later post that you are now home recovering from your recent surgery, but I want you to know that I'm thinking of you and sending you positive, healing energy and love.
xoxo

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