summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

and yes, we have good news!

I was feeling doomed, I really was. I was sitting there waiting in the hospital, waiting for the radiologist to read that mammogram...and I was having some gloomy thoughts. So when the technician came in with a big happy smile and said that I was fine, the spots are was like a little Christmas present. We talked about my risk factors, and when I told her that I do have the fact that I nursed 16 babies on my side, she was like, "16?!"

So I met the radiologist, who was super-nice:) And another lady who works in the dark, screening those x-rays and scans and interpreting things that are potentially least that's what I THINK they do. Anyway, they were so pleasant and nice to talk to. I absolutely love having a small hospital nearby for these things. And I was very thankful for the lady who did the mammo today, she explained so much to me.

And...I walked out of there with a new lease on life! Yay! Mirielle and I went to the grocery store for milk and bananas and green peppers and celery and carrots and apples and chicken and burger and cheese and butter and tortillas and....we were going to get pumpkin ice cream, but there wasn't any, which is probably a good thing. All this pumpkin stuff that I cannot resist.

The cashier was a sweet girl with a big smile who remembered me from a previous visit because she is the fifteenth child out of sixteen, and has never ever met another person who had a family as big as hers. She is a very nice girl, and I walked out of the grocery store feeling pretty happy, it's nice to have friends.

Then I almost got run over, bringing the shopping cart back to the cart corral. Some idiot zipping around the corner way too fast. I had to laugh at the almost-irony of it, getting the good news, then getting run over in a parking lot.

But I did not get run over.

We then stopped at the music store, which is an amazing place. It is like going back in time. We were so nicely picking up Joseph's guitar for him, he works in a different small city, many miles north of this city, and hasn't been able to pick it up after having it fixed.

Then one last stop, DunkinDonuts for a pumpkin coffee. Yeah, it probably has too much sugar. But. It is so darned good. I looked up the calorie count for the pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie donut, and it has helped me resist them. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but it is like 360 for the donut and 440 for the muffin.

So lots of kids are home from school now, and my homeschooled Kathryn wants to go to the library. She is such a good girl to be so dedicated to her education. Of course Evelyn won't pass up a trip to the library either. I, on the other hand, have a lost book to pay for. I intended to buy a new one on Amazon, but the only time I remember that is when we are going to the library, and the fine is adding up.

Oh joy, Kathryn just gave me a slice of apple dipped in chocolate. I thanked her and told her to NOT give me another one even if I ask for it.

The kids are planning their Halloween costumes.

They are having salsa and chips and talking and laughing and I am a good way.


Pamela Wade said...

I am so happy for you! I read your blog everyday and I can just feel your relief! Congratulations on being a grandma! My first grandchild is due in March...a boy! Can't wait! Take care! ~~Pam

Rebecca said...

So happy for your good news. Congratulations on that beautiful new grandbaby!!!! Enjoy your day to it's fullest!!!

Anonymous said...

So thrilled to hear this wonderful news on the back of your wonderful grandma news. Thank you for sharing your story.
Rosie x

momto9 said...

Oh that's awesome news and glad you didn't get run over after all that:):) I'm super happy for your clean bill of health!!! Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL news! I have followed your blog for a long time and just had to tell you how happy I am about your clean bill of health! I love your outlook on life and the way you raise your children and your dedication to living the best you can, always trying. Today's blog made me smile smile smile! :)

Kathyb1960 said...

OH PRAISE GOD!!! That is wonderful news!

I'm sure the sun was just a little bit brighter and the sky a little bit bluer today after your good news!

Now you can start spoiling that Grandbaby long distance! LOL

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Jana said...

Oh I'm SO happy to hear the great news! Thanking the good Lord for it! Also, that sweet little granddaughter looks so precious.

Anonymous said...

Best News!! And glad you got away from that car too, JUST!! ;)
Love kids that love the library!

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear this news! i love your blog. i have five kids six and under and it's encouraging to me to read of your adventures. love hearing how much you love being a mom. it blesses me to see other people enjoying their kids.

Anonymous said...

Praise God, it was nothing!! Cancer is so ugly...I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy! Rejoicing with you and the good news!


Martha said...

I love good news! Can I give you a big hug?

16 blessings'mom said...

You guys are too too kind. Thank you!

Jenea Wells said...

I am so SO happy that it was good news! Congrats!!

Cindy @ Marriedtothemilitary {dot} net said...

OMG I LOL at the whole irony of getting hit by a car. I am so happy that you got good news!

Robin said...

That is wonderful news! Very happy for you!!

Cassandra said...

I'm just catching up on your life Della, PTL for good news !!! I'm so happy for you, what a relief !