I normally keep my personal life very separate from this blog. Don't feel bad, I'm just private like that...even in real life. I used to be an open book, but I learned the hard way that it's not easy being an open book in a world short on grace. I closed the book. My phrase to my husband is "don't you be tellin' folks my bidness." Did I mention I think everything is my bidness???
Well let me open up a little to say that this past month or so has been rough. I've been overwhelmed by emotions and circumstances. We live away from all of our family and raising 3 little boys 7 and under (with very active 4 year old twins as part of that number) can be hard. On top of that, I've been feeling super emotional, having some other symptoms, and I've gained 14 lbs in a month or so. UGH. I went for tests yesterday at the medical center in Houston and found out I have an benign ovarian cyst...it will be ok. The prognosis: there will be more. The treatment: Take 2 suck-it-ups and don't call me in the morning...oh yeah, it can be incredibly painful so you have that to look forward to.
I am relieved it's not worse but upset that it doesn't really answer the other questions. I think my hormones are outta whack but they wouldn't run bloodwork on me even though I asked. Anyway, I get home and my twin's former preschool teacher (who I am happy to now call a friend) told me she was sewing and God laid on her heart to tell me everything will be ok and to show me Isaiah 43:2 (and part of 3)
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I never told her what was going on. That would be under that umbrella of things too personal to share. I was really touched and I'm glad she opened her book up a little to share with me. I wrote back and told her what had happened and thanked her.
Anyway, in other "bidness", I have been quilting but I can't show it all yet. I really hate when people tease with the "super secret project" stuff, so I will be open once again today and say that my best friend Amie and I are trying to get a book proposal together. I realize in saying that I may fail miserably, but that's ok. It's my quilty dream to write a book and it's also been one of those things Amie and I have always talked about..."girl, let's write a book full of real stories about people in the south." "girl, let's write the next Jane Eyre together." "girl, let's write a quilt book." Thanks to Andie Johnson for the gumption. If nothing else, we will have a pile of quilts we love that we can hand out at Christmas and maybe a pattern or two out of the work. We're going to be quilting anyway, why not!