I started out sending e-mails to a small group of family and friends, to keep them updated with how I was doing as I went through surgery and chemotherapy for colorectal cancer starting in 2007.
After suggestions from friends, I collected them in this blog, and continue to copy them here.
I tried to organize them so that you could read just the headings to get an idea of the story line.
Almost immediately, I found that I really appreciated and relied on the support of friends and family through these e-mail notes. Their prayers and love carried me further and higher than I could carry myself.
I started receiving tangible evidence in my life of the power of prayer as a group, and feel like I have literally witnessed miracles as a result of all the people praying for me and my family.
My e-mails became indispensible tools to me -- writing helped to sort out my thoughts and emotions, and the loving responses gave me energy to live life every day.
If this is helpful to either you or someone you love, and you would prefer e-mail updates to checking the blog, do let me know and I can add you to the list. I send them about once every two weeks.
In any case, I hope you get something out of reading this. By being part of this community, you are already giving so much.
My prayers and hope for a long and healthy life for all of us!