7 years ago…..


Happy Birthday CharisSeven years ago at about this very moment I started to go into labor for Charis at a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (great labor food huh!). I always rolled my eyes when my mom and dad would recount the story of my birth and now I do it myself three times a year to my own children. What a blessing they are to me right now. It might be easier to tackle cancer without kids….but I’m so grateful for them. They keep me moving and away from becoming too self absorbed. They are three great reasons to get out of bed each morning:)

Happy Birthday my little Charis….you are growing way to fast….

On another note…..I had a mugga scan today. I guess it was just routine. It’s a test that checks my heart since one of my chemo drugs can be hard on my heart. This was my second mugga. However….I do not for the life of me remember the first one. The whole process seemed completely foreign to me. All that to say…..what a shock cancer is to your system. I think I was in a complete daze for several weeks and all the testing I did at the start is now a blur. I’m so glad the chemo part is almost over. I’m starting to get really excited about my last chemo!

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4 thoughts on “7 years ago…..

  1. shelli kratzer says:

    Happy Birthday Charis from your aunt Shelli, Uncle Dave and a host of sorta-cousins! We love you and celebrate your birth!

    Jen — I love you, and I continue to pray for you everyday!

  2. shelli kratzer says:

    p.s. what are you doing up at 1:23 a.m.? YIKES! 🙂

  3. Wendy Lorenz says:

    Happy Birthday Charis! Seven is a big number, and before your mommy knows it, you will be seventeen. But for today just enjoy being seven. Libby, who will be seven in Aug, keeps talking about how next year she will be eight. Have a wonderful birthday.

    Love, Wendy

  4. sprucehillfarm says:

    Happy birthday Charis! What a cutie!

    I am glad you are almost finished chemo! I have three to go!
    🙂

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