Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Kara's Surgery

My sister, Kara, had her cancer surgery today. She had a tumor that was removed a few motnhs ago underneath that was found to be cancerous. So, today the surgeon went to remove any tissue that might be affected. He feels confident that he removed everything and Kara is doing great! Praise God!
Please continue to pray for her and the family as she will be unable to use her right arm for the next few weeks. She will also have to go through extensive physical therapy. Pray that the girls, Natalie and Amy, will be able to understand that mommy is unable to hold them all the time.
Thank you so much for your prayers thus far. God is good! He is faithful!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

So Blessed

I have just returned from the Veerman Family Reunion...I am so incredibly blessed. I have a family that is so incredibly close and enjoys spending time together. The past five days flew by and I miss everyone already. You see, we're not only family, we're close friends. I recently heard a sermon talking about having joy in suffering...Even though I am struggling through some tough stuff right now, I am so incredibly blessed to have this family.

In fact, while at our reunion, the thoughts and stresses about work and other stuff at home, didn't even cross my mind. For the first time in a while, I went the entire time with out a headache from stress. (I actually got one on the way home...go figure). I was so at peace and content...I was so full of thankfulness and joy. God is awesome and he is faithful. He has promised to get me through this time. (Spending time at this reunion, however, has only strengthen my desire to have a family of my own :) ).

Thank you, Veerman family, for all your love and support. For encouraging me, for caring for me, and for loving me no matter what. I am so blessed to have you all in my life and I can't wait for the next reunion! I love you! (pictures to follow eventually)

Thursday, August 04, 2005


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Worst Health Insurance EVER

For those of you who are ever thinking of switching insurance, do not use UNICARE. They cover absolutely nothing and they take forever in processing claims -- I am still waiting for their response to some claims, and now those hospitals are hounding me. I'm not that old to have all these problems! Plus, my boss switched from individual plans to a group plan that no longer covers my medications. Thus, instead of two $25 co-pays per month, I now pay $300 per month -- definitely not budgeted.

Anyway, just needed to get that out and let off some steam. How annoying.