Friday, June 18, 2010

Heroes and Toys

Toy Story was a total joy.  It was so sweet, and the toys always find a way to stick together.  It was a tiny bit emotional near the end (precious), and the kids were so engrossed!  They never made a peep or needed to go to the bathroom.  It was rated G, and it was pretty innocent.  There were some scary-ish things, but not bad.  I liked that Ken and Barbie rubbed noses instead of any kisses.  I mean, it is a kids' movie.  The only thing they said that was questionable was when (Ken told Barbie he liked her leg warmers and) Barbie told Ken she liked his "ascot".  I miss Bo Peep, and we don't know where she went.  Overall, it was great-I was glad to see all of them again.  We've been watching them on video and playing with their toys so long, it's like we are old friends!  I can't wait to see how they do this weekend.
I found out another friend has/had breast cancer.  She has had a double mastectomy/reconstruction since I saw her last!  I haven't seen her since she was pregnant, so I didn't even know.  Bless her heart.  She has a seven-month-old baby and found out about the cancer when she was breastfeeding.  She now has a picc (I learned it's a peripherally inserted central catheter) line since she'll start her chemotherapy soon.  She is doing well, very brave.  They took out her lymph nodes too, but the chemo and radiation are preventative.  She has kids to look after, after all!  She knows she's going to lose her hair, and she already has some wigs.  And her hair is looking awesome!  Just pray for her.
Some people are just so strong, and amaze me.  I think we learn by being around everyone-I aspire to be like some people, in a totally good way.  "I would like the strength she has, the faith she (:pointing over there:) has, the determination she (:pointing over here:) has, etc.  All my friends have some awe-inspiring talents and strengths--God placed them in my life to shine like beacons!  They are my everyday heroes.  I don't need superstars or models; they aren't real to me.  I need those awesome ladies who can: cook anything, inspire me to pray harder, make me laugh, teach me to shop for bargains, make me see the other side of people, introduce me to new things, talk to me about raising kids, look fear in the eye-those are my heroes.
Now excuse me while I look exhaustion in the eye. : )  May you sleep peacefully under God's watchful gaze.


The Ware's said...

How awful for your friend! Seems I've been hearing a lot about people fighting difficult times - so sad... one of Emily's classmates just lost his father - he was 42... so sad!

Holly said...

I know! I don't know what is going on. : ( I read about that in the newspaper! What happened to him? Did you guys go to the funeral? That will change their life forever. I'll pray for them, I can't even imagine. : (
I want to see your new pictures. Post them soon?