FREEDOM

 

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They go by air and by sea to a foreign land

The heat and the dust burns their skin

They go not to fight but to lend a hand

In their hearts, they carry freedom on their shoulders

They carry weapons in their eyes you can see honor

They leave behind their wives, husbands, children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters,

Aunts, uncles, cousins, girlfriends, boyfriends, the safety of their home, their jobs, home

cooked meals, holidays with their family and friends, seeing the birth of their children.

They follow in the footsteps of their ancestors before them, many will not return, but

they will persevere and in the end, their honor and bravery, and the freedom they carry in

their hearts will rise up. The ones that have gone before them and have not returned are

there beside them shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart reminding them that freedom is not

free. So this holiday season when you are celebrating with family and friends doing the

things you are free to do, in your heart honor the men and women who have

made that possible for you.

FIGHTING THE FIGHT

Again I have cancer. Stage 3 lung cancer but I am fighting for life…again. This is the fourth time cancer has taken a bite out of me and it’s no fun.

I thought maybe if I write about it, it would give me the strength to beat it once more. So far I have had to be given two units of blood, two units of iron, B12 shots, chemotherapy, radiation and a host of tests. MRI, CT, Blood work, etc, but I have to say my knee is healing and I am able to walk without a cane. Now if the chemo doesn’t destroy my immune system and my knee doesn’t get infected again I just might be around for a while longer.

I so appreciate all of you for hanging in there with me, and I will try to post whenever I can. However, I try to read your offerings as much as possible and will continue to do so. There hasn’t been too much leisure time for emails and postings, and my mood hasn’t been the best my arms and hands look like a well-used pin cushion, and I will probably be radioactive before long, I might even glow in the dark soon.

If you do want a good laugh though and you own a Kindle or other reader you can always go to amazon.com and purchase my book, http://www.the-italian-thing.com. Yes, I still have hope for my book, go figure. ☺☺☺

 

 

 

GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE

Good morning all. Today is a good day and each day I get a little stronger.

I want to thank everyone for the prayers and good wishes. It has been a rough couple of months, and I still have a few more tests to be done, hopefully, they will all turn out for the best.

It has been a scary time for me and my family but things are getting better and I am taking it slow, upon doctors orders.

I am enjoying the posts and trying to read as much as possible. You have all been wonderful and I am humbled by your offerings. I have missed many good posts and hope to get back into the swing of things soon.

Sending hugs to all. ♥♥♥

A HUMBLE THANKYOU

I can finally sit for longer than a few minutes and want to thank all of you for your kindness and healing wishes.

Having a knee replaced was more stressful than I thought it would be. Adding to that I popped a deep stitch and started bleeding just as I thought I was getting better. I was put on bed rest for five days, ice packs and a brace to keep the leg straight.

I know I will heal and thank all of you for your prayers, but it is going to take more time than I originally thought. It is an exhausting surgery and took me by surprise.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I hope to be back soon.

Bless you, all. ♥♥♥