I was going to blog today about past boyfriends....but due to the boring inservice of yesterday I finished a book I was reading and had to share it with you all. I have never read anything by author Kristin Hannah...but will again. The book I was reading is called Firefly Lane and all BFF's should read it. It is a a great read about best friends and an eye opening awareness of IBC (inflammatory breast cancer). I lost a friend to IBC a few years ago...and at that time realized that it could have been me. Had I experienced life to its fullest? Had I loved and been loved? Did I have regrets? Was there unfinished business in my life? With those thoughts in mind, while sitting at my friends funeral I realized maybe I had not....so I set about to change that....and then in January 2009 you all know my dad and aunt were both diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Cancer is truly an ugly monster. My memories of the past year are: Surgery-to biopsy and remove what can be removed, Radiation - burning them up to shrink the mass, Chemotherapy - a massive dose of poison that neither my dad or aunt could handle....special diets, Ensure, homemade lotions, vomiting, hairloss, no energy...and with my dad...finally it was over. I was hurting...but glad my dad was not suffering anymore...A year later....here we are again with my aunt...her kidneys are failing, she is tired...company wears here out...Cancer needs to be eradicated...I am sitting her in my classroom right now, Ms. Drummond is teaching, I just finished the book...I had to hunker into a corner behind my computer screen so the kids can't see me crying....if you want to truly read a touching tale that will take you back to your youth....pick up a copy of Firefly Lane...or be the first comment asking for my copy and I will send it to you....I never hoard a good read! Happy Tuesday!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.