Officially On Break

Started my break today (Tuesday) and really didn't come to until well after noon. My head feels detached from the rest of my body. This cold has got to be the worst I've had in quite some time…but I'm sure it just feels this way because some of the head congestion, mixed in with the radiation and chemo. Long story short…I feel like crud! But VERY glad to be home!!! I've already had 3 “cuddle times” with Josh…that is UNREAL!!! I can tell he missed me…I LOVE IT!!!! All of my guys…even the dog, seem to be excited mommy is back home. I think we all need this normalcy back right now.

Steve is still plunging forward with the home search. We are both getting frustrated. Each time we think we have found the right one, either the seller wants more than the listing price, or the home is in need of major repairs…or the seller is out of the country and doesn't speak English….FOR REAL????!!! I keep telling myself the right home will make itself known…but with the activity picking up and homes really starting to sell quicker, it really makes us both unsettled. Yet faith is believing in the unseen…and here we are!

My tumor has reshaped and has grown from the 5% to a 6% as of yesterday's scan and radiation. Frustrating. Yet Dr A was blunt by saying, “Bethany, your tumor SHRANK 95%. We are much father than we started.” True. Good reminder! It's easy to forget in the midst of this roller coaster ride. I go in again for a rescan on Monday the 19th. Until then, I'm FREE. No chemo, no radiation…YAY!! I'm not positive about being in church Wednesday night, but definitely Sunday! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Above is a picture of Caden I got at home a few minutes ago…he even smiled and said “Eeeeesse.” Close to cheese!!

Bethany is an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. Bethany defines herself as a child of God who loves to use her passion for change to inspire others. She has overcome disabilities, wading through the trials and rewards of marriage and motherhood. She enjoys being a wife to Steve for 10 years and mother to three boys (ages 7, 5 and 2). She is a double brain cancer survivor, a 9 year veteran in the field of youth and children's ministry and has published poetry, featured blog posts for numerous ministry websites and children's ministry curriculum contributions. Bethany is currently working on her first book to be released this Fall as well as various freelancing projects. Bethany always welcomes new coaching clients and speaking opportunities!