Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thess. 5:16-18

Monday, February 13, 2012

special days

Valentine's Day. How do you spend your Valentine's Day? For most of my life I spent it celebrating the birth of my mother; she would have been 60 this year. This year I will be celebrating it in Nashville with my honey. We will start our day early with an NPO fast as we head to Sarah Cannon for some blood work and a meeting with Dr. Infante. Then, at 10:50 I get to break my fast with some wonderful contrast as I await my scheduled 11:50 ct. Yummy! If everything goes as planned (like that EVER really happens for us!) we will be able to have lunch before heading to the Centennial Heart Center for an echocardiogram at 3:15. Nice, right? I'm sure the few of you reading my musings wish you were having such an exciting Valentine's Day! To be honest, I do not remember how we spent my mother's last birthday, but if, God forbid, this is my last Valentine's, my DH will always remember how we spent this one, ha!!

BUT, the really special day is Feb.15. Yes, you read that correctly. Feb. 15. As this is the day Cristina Boudah turns 40. Yay! And guess what I get to do to celebrate?!? Wicked, oh yeah, we're going to see Wicked, thanks to my wonderful friend Pamela the Beautiful, I actually am seeing it on my birthday. Then, as we all know you can't just celebrate your 40th birthday for one day, a group of us (not sure who all as of yet) are hopefully seeing Rock of Ages this weekend. Eat your heart out Dr. Cox! It's 80's hair band time and I am all about it! Then, on Feb. 20, if all goes well with my tests today, I get to start the trial with a week in Nashville. No one celebrates a birthday with my style, I don't care who you are ;p

And don't forget about Wicked, again on March 4, because I promised my wonderful son we would go for my birthday. See it just keeps on going. I don't know how we're going to top this when I turn 50. You better start planning now Donald!

So here we are...praying, praying, praying that God will use this new drug to eradicate the cancer in my body. I am praying that we will see a miracle. I am praying that we will remain positive, grateful, faithful, and most of all hopeful through out this next phase of our journey. Wow, that's a lot "fuls"! I do believe in the goodness of God and I do believe I will see it in the land of the living. I see it every day in the laughter of my children, the music on the radio, even the moron who slows me down on the Parkway and keeps me from getting a ticket. His goodness and His love surrounds me even when it isn't celebrate Cristina month :)

So...special days are here and special days are coming. I am excited. I hope you are too.

Much love.....


  1. I am in agreement for your "fuls" and love you much my wonderful friend. Forty is wonderful! Enjoy it to the fullest! Blessings and safe travels my friend. I love you!

    Jennie Poe Panella