Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


My dear friends, thank you all for your prayers, notes and cards. I am doing better--each day God works in my life and I am very grateful. My cancer marker proved to be a false marker as a result of some bleeding in my abdomen. That has been taken care of and like a well behaved little marker, it returned to normal levels. Praise God, there is no sign of cancer!
I currently have a blood clot in my arm and one in my leg. While they are painful, they are pretty small and pretty superficial and along with the IVC filter in my vena cava, they are not too big a worry. The doctors are having a difficult time regulating my blood, it is always either too thin or too thick, so that remains an issue. However, I am sleeping at night--all night, and I am keeping food down a little over half the time. This is such an improvement! I take about 28 meds and doc is working on reducing some of those. (my wallet and my stomach would appreciate that--grin).
On the work front, I prayed that God would protect my job and my health insurance but He did even better! I start my NEW job on Monday! I am very excited! It is in the nicest nursing home in town and I will not be doing marketing or admissions---only social work! I will get to minister to people without worrying about whether they have money or not! I am thrilled and so grateful!
Tomorrow is my 49th birthday and I am so happy! I know it is not a big milestone like 21, 40 or even 50, but twice this year, I was told I probably would not make it to this birthday. When those medical professionals I trust and to whom I have entrusted my life, are concerned that I might not make it through the night, it makes me take time to think seriously about this life of mine. All the memories of a glorious life came to mind and today they are joined by other memories. I will not forget the look in my husband's eyes as he tried to remain strong for me, all the while preparing himself to be without me. I will not forget the tear in the eye of my family doctor while we talked about my close call with death. I will not forget the joy I felt when my son, my daughter in law and my grandkids drove all the way from Florida to see me. I will not forget the outpouring of love and concern from my friends, the church family, and co-workers. You called, you visited, you twittered and blogged but most of all, you prayed and I can never thank you enough--God heard your prayers.
I do not know what the future holds, like the past I am sure it will be filled with ups and downs. But for now, I am "bound securely in the bundle of the living by the Lord my God." I Sam. 25:29 and I am thankful for every day. And so tomorrow--Happy Birthday to me!



Blogger jel said...

WooHoo! a new job, and have having a Birthday! :)


8:38 PM  
Blogger Traveling Woman said...

Happy Birthday, Neva. We are so glad God has let you remain with us for a while longer.
The new job sounds great! Pat

8:45 PM  
Blogger Abiding, In Christ said...

Wow Neva. All I can say is Wow.

..And what an update. You know what? I'm so glad that you posted that. I was just at your blog this morning thinking, its been a WHILE, and then I saw your last post.

I'm glad that you've had such great support. AND that God has done above all that we'd asked and prayed about. Absolutely amazing how each of your personal requests were met, and have improved tremendously.

Congrats on the bday, and for seeing this new day. Congrats on the new job also - what a blessing.

Congrats on having a hubby who's so kind and loving esp during these past few months.

God Bless You Neva! I see that he already has!



9:05 PM  
Anonymous NB said...

I've been waiting and waiting for this post! Glad you are doing and feeling better. Congratulations on the new job. And...


10:39 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Great news all the way around! May God continue to bless you!

7:37 AM  
Blogger AncientWanderer said...

Well, there you go.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Neva, so good to hear an update on your life. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are such an example and inspiration to the many people who know and love you. Congratulations on the new job. I have a friend that does the same thing at a nursing home and loves it. And I am thankful there are people with your gift who minister especially well to the elderly. Take care and tell Ned we like him, too. ;)

3:03 PM  
OpenID scotti said...

God is forever faithful. Keeping you in prayer.
With love always,

2:55 PM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

Happy Birthday Neva.. my heart rejoiced as I read of your health improvements and new job. I have been praying and will continue to pray.

Love and Blessings, Bob

5:25 PM  
Blogger TREY MORGAN said...

I'm sorry for all the things you're struggling with right now ... you are in my prayers...

and happy birthday :)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Liz Moore said...

Neva, I just read your last 2 posts. I am so grateful that you are now recovering. You are a blessing to so many. I pray that God will continue to bless you with improving health. I know He's not through with you here yet! Blessings to you!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Donna G said...

A little late but I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for being such an encouraging light!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Janice Garrison said...

I praise you God and I thank you for the healing you have provided to Neva.

Happy Birthday indeed. I am so thankful that you are doing so much better and for your new job.

You remain in my prayers. :)

12:52 PM  
Anonymous NB said...

How are things going for you? Can you give us an update?

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Neva, it's good to know that you are doing well. Praying for you.


2:47 PM  

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