Alyson Freedman came to see me last night right before the Saturday Stake Conference meeting and I cried on her shoulder a little bit about a miserable day yesterday. (Reminder–Melanie do not forget to take your nausea medicine!!) she saw me and ran home to get the boxing gloves–said she was saving them for when a really needed them. I’m so grateful for good and loving friends. She gave me a card and a scripture that inspires her–and me as well. In the Book of Alma in the Book of Mormon, Ammon glories in the Lord after converting so many Lamanites. “Yea, I know that I am nothing, as to my own strength, I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things, yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have we wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.” Alma 26:12 I am so grateful for examples in the scriptures of faith, miracles, and love of God.
My incredible husband has been so patient and loving as well. I’m grateful I was so sick on a day he could be with me. Tomorrow is a Doctor appointment with the radiation doctor, and then Wednesday with the oncologist, Nathan Rich.
My hair is growing s l o w l y. This is a time when dark hair is probably better. Just like blonde (and redhaired) babies stay bald so long. i’m ok with that–as long as I’m not nauseated! Modern medicine may not be perfect, but I’m grateful for it anyway! Love to all–Melanie