•  On Friday, 3/25/11, The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid.  Below are blog posts with updates on my health. Posts are listed with the most recent at the top.

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    SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
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    Divine Mercy Sunday

    Hello  Dear Friends!

    It's been almost two years now that I have had my surgery and have been cancer free.  It seems very surreal that this even happened at all; I am only reminded of this little trial when I notice the almost-now-invisible scar on my neck.  Still fresh in my mind and heart however is God's great mercy for me.  Yes, He allowed this little trial, but it was all for His good.  And God didn't stop giving - less than a year later we found out we were pregnant.

    We were overwhelmed with joy, and also very scared as we were told we couldn't get pregnant for at least 3 years, maybe even 5.  We knew there might be a good chance that we would only be able to meet our baby in heaven, but trusted in God's plan.  Despite the odds, our little baby grew and came into the world on October 4th, 2012.  Budd Harold - our first boy! - was born healthy....and hefty at a whopping 10lbs 7oz.

    God's mercy and love and generosity go far beyond our human comprehension!  Today's Psalm said: "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting."  What words can express this thanks?  And so, awestruck at such love, all I can do is kiss the beautiful face of my son and marvel at how our Lord gives himself to us continually in this life in the difficult things and the beautiful things, in the smallest things and in the greatest things.

    In Christ,


    “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ.” (Ephesians 2:4-5) 

    Apr 07, 2013 @ 8:50 PM

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