And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall make your path straight.

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, October 11, 2010

The CONTINUING Adventures of Isabel

My favorite poet, Ogden Nash, wrote a great poem about Isabel and how she met and subdued an enormous bear, a pirate, and a witch. While I can highly recommend the original, I am very very partial to Claire's contribution to Isabel's continuing adventures:

Isabel came across an evil ball of cancer,
It was intrusive, it multiplied and it was quite a bad dancer.
The cancer was sickly, the cancer was greedy,
...The cancer had plans that were hostile and seedy.
I’ll take over your body! The cancer blustered,
I’ll make you fearful and your family flustered!
Isabel, Isabel, didn’t worry,
Isabel didn’t scream or scurry.
She took her vitamins and she talked to God a lot
And Isabel, effortlessly, reduced the cancer to snot.
I am having a good day. I'm having more and more of them. Still hurt. Still taking pain meds. AND I am driving and getting around and I am getting stronger. Even had lunch with my BFF, Carla, today. Last week I got to accompany my husband to Cozumel, Mexico to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and stay at the hotel where we honeymooned. Didn't even get wet. Slept. Ate. Watched water. It was excellent! Howard was wonderful to me and it was one of my favorite all-time vacations.

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