Saturday, January 26, 2013

overjoyed with gratitude...and a little thrift store score!

I've been slacking on the blogging front because I've spent quite a few after-hours this week at Grace's school getting ready for the big kindergarten event - the Literary Ball...more on that was super cute!...but this week in between several doctor's appointments, we received THE best news ever about my mom and this cancer journey. The special tests they were running on the tumor they removed at the beginning of January came back and she does NOT need chemo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an answered prayer!!!

She will still need radiation beginning mid-February and undergo her second {and hopefully last!} surgery this Tuesday, so please continue to keep her in your prayers, but we are overjoyed with gratitude at the blessing God has bestowed upon her in not needing chemo. When she told me, I just couldn't stop shaking and crying because we have been praying so hard for this and we know so many others have joined us in this prayer request - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Work in progress
Grace is sooooo excited - she's very into mermaids lately...
I've had my trunk full of random stuff we have been needing to drop off at Goodwill since before Christmas and every week the pile just keeps growing and growing to the point I could barely fit groceries in the back of my SUV, so finally this week I was able to stop by - woo hoo!

My mom was with me so she stayed in the car with the littles while I ran inside really quick...I'm on the hunt for some old picture frames and vintage sheets for a project...I didn't find any...but in my 10 minute mad dash I found all of this:

Yup, that's a new Matilda Jane shirt in Grace's size for $3.99, misplaced and left with the picture frames...I think it was meant to be - ha ha!
I like all kinds of fun jewelry, so I was excited to find this fun beaded necklace too:
And the little pumpkin takes after me when it comes to accessorizing so she was happy I spotted these for her...
Hudson is into cards and puzzles and this brand new set was just too cute to pass up...
I also picked up a book for my mom. And my grand total: 8.65!

I've been having estate sales and antiques stores withdrawals lately and this was just what I needed - hahahahahaha. Yes, I'm just as likely to shop boutique and premium labels as bargain racks, I like to mix it up. But I've never been much of a Goodwill shopper...maybe I need to add it to the rotation?!?

Happy to a birthday party!
And still on Cloud 9 for my mom!!!!
Praise the Lord!


Virginia said...

No chemo! Yessssss! I join you wholeheartedly, my dear daughter, in praising and thanking God for answered prayer. And through this post I want to THANK all of you out there who have been praying for me, for us, through this journey. May God bless each and everyone of you and your families.

Jennifer Plus Love said...

Omg that's great! I am so glad she won't have to to through that. We will keep you in our prayers Nonnie. Praying for your full recovery.


I always find goodies at goodwill.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear this news about your Mom!!!

Kris said...

Wonderful news for your Mom!!!!
xo Kris

Carrie said...

So happy for your Mom! :)

The Martys said...

What awesome news about your Mom. Prayers will continue.


Olivia said...

What a blessing for your family and your mother Jessica!!!! I am over the moon happy. I wrote a comment on one of the posts but it was giving me trouble and never went through. Been keeping her in my thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca and Lori said...

I pray that you continue to receive good news as your mom wins her battle against cancer. My mother in law has had a 3 year battle that has come to a victorious end. God willing it won't return. Even with good news, though, I know it is still very difficult. Stay strong!


... said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news.

... said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news.

Laura T. said...

I'm new to your blog but I've been following the news on your mom. My mom battled cancer & I know it's hard on everyone. I'm glad to hear the good news. I will keep you all in my prayers.
I love going to my Goodwill store. I just got some goodies there the other day.
I am ready for garage sale time!
That little chick is sooo cute!

Jessica said...

Thank you all SO VERY MUCH for praying and rejoicing with us!!!! We are definitely counting our blessings and thanking our Lord for His healing touch. Your words of encouragement have lifted us up all through this journey - Thank You!!

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