I have thought about joining the ranks of bloggers for a while. I am known by many titles: Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-Law, Friend, Decorator... all titles I wear with pride. But, is there anything there that a past-middle-age woman can write about that someone will want to read. Besides, none of those titles defines who I am.
What does define me is a deep, abiding daily walk with my father God. I am His child, and that relationship dictates what goes on in my personal and professional life. Those are experiences I will share with you.
And, there's one new title that I have just acquired:MELANOMA PATIENT
Yep, that's right. Turns out that a mole behind my right knee that I have had my entire life was harboring a dark little secret. I noticed, as I was lotioning up for the day, that the mole felt rough; and, hello, a baby mole was sprouting beside it. Yikes! and Nasty!
I've never been a sun-worshipper, but have had my share of Gulf Shores beach trips and brief tanning bed episodes when we lived in Indiana and there was no sun for months. Yet, that's what the pathology report said a few weeks ago. It was one of those experiences where everything is fine one day....then your whole life changes.
I am writing my first post from a hospital bed at UT Southwestern University Hospital following a five-hour surgery yesterday.
I will tell you about what's happened since the diagnosis on May 14. And, I will tell you how my trust in God and his perfect plan for my life has and continues to guide my steps.