Welcome to DreamChallenge

Having a dream to share my knitting creations, cooking adventures and caregiving stories with others is now a reality. I bet you know someone right now who is at home taking care of someone they love. A phone call, e-mail, note card or some food would all be appreciated. Sometimes an offer to stand in for that person is a wonderful gift. Think about getting a hair cut, what if there is no time or person to sit with your loved one? What can you do to help someone else, or if you are that caregiver, how can you get people to understand you would like to see them or have their help? Knitting helps me stay calm. Knitting helps my blood pressure stay normal. What helps you? Cooking is an adventure for me. My husband is a dedicated 'clean-up' person. Join us on this part of our life's journey.

Choosing to send out cards is one way I stay in touch with others. I address cards on Sunday and my husband puts them in the mail on Monday. There is always someone who needs a card.

After several months of blogging there is a reality that lots of people really enjoy this activity. Positively delightful people, living life to the best of their ability. There is such fun in hearing from others who have ideas, stories, crafts all to share with those who choose to read. Thank you my new friends in this unknown world/way of communicating.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Trip to MD Anderson Cancer Center

Oh my goodness, it has been such a long time since I have been able to post a sharing.  Our trip to MD Anderson Cancer Center turned into a blessing.  All of the testing shows that Bob's body is cancer free at this time.  Thank You God. 
The week prior to the trip was extremely emotional for me, but I did not throw up once and that was such a positive step for me.  Now waiting for the test results was another story.  "Melt down" is the term we used in our home for extreme anxiety.  Until a beloved friend told me what was happening in my mind and body, I had no idea it was normal.  So, friends, if you are having a 'melt down', it can be a range of strange things.  Mine are fairly evident - crying and throwing up.  What are yours????  Please share with me it you like. 
One of the most useful lessons I have learned over the past several years is that "Sharing is an important part of healing".  I am very cautious about who I share with, so as you know, there are people in your lives that will listen and be a healer, others are just not ready to hear or listen or help.  It is not their fault.  Just love them for who they are and move yourself on to those who God puts in your path for the sharing that will help you move to a healthy place in your mind and body.
            Bob and I sitting on the Jetty in Ft. Pierce Florida.  Me another day on same Jetty.
WOW what a difference a day or so makes in the wind speed.  Praise God for Bob's good health.