Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Beginnings

Tonight is New Beginnings at Germantown Ward. Devree has been asked to lead the music and we are bringing Emma too. Devree has had a kind of bad morning because she got coughing and did the "v" word. I hope she is feeling okay. We have a kind of a long day. We had to be here at 8am and our appointments don't get over till 4:30. I am hoping to make one of the appointments earlier or reschedule for another day. Most of the time the hospital is so good about letting us reschedule.

I forgot to say that Noble called the night before last from the cruise ship. He had been on the ship for hours and he hadn't left port. He had explored and found out all of the fun things there are to do and I was so very happy because he had "THE FUN" back in his voice. He tends to internalize his emotions sometimes and I know Devree having cancer has been especially hard on him because some students ask "Is Devree going to die?" That is a question as a family we don't ask ourselves. But if we were to answer we would say "Yes. All of us will die someday." We are trying to be positive, pray and have faith. Noble deserves to have some fun. Sometimes I think he goes around looking and feeling sad because he doesn't get those feelings out. So now I hope he really does have a lot of fun. He has earned the money and NOW is his time to have some fun.

Today is Celest's birthday. She is still a very young spring chicken! Breck, Celest and I are going to meet and go out for lunch for her birthday. Devree is going to rest for New Beginnings tonight. For those of you who don't know what New Beginnings is, it is a program for the young women in our church who turn 12. It is a special program to help them enter Young Womanhood.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Hamblin Family said...

I don't think I ever answered Cindy's question.

Cindy said, "ooo. fun! a cruise! where are you going?"

Noble is going to Encinada. It was fun listening to them plan. I had to laugh because one of their "To Do" items was to play Shuffle Board with old people.

They were sincere about it too! I hope they take lots of pictures. :-)


angelicindy said...

That does sound like fun! Yesterday it snowed here so I booked my plane ticket to visit a friend for Memorial day. Only 85 more days to go :). Enjoy your va-ca Noble!

Val, Jed, Claire, and Annaliese said...

We are looking forward to having Devree and Emma there on Wed. night but no worries if she feels to tired this afternoon!!!! We love her the spirit she has brought to our group!! Much Love

Valorie Wheatley :)

ShaneWendy said...

We love you Devree and Shana. Hope your new beginnings is a good one.

tammyella said...

hey there my darling, sorry to hear you didn't have so hot of a start to the day!!!! :( but i hope you have a great time performing!!!! break a leg!!!! haha XD


Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

Hey Devree & Shana – sound like you guys had fun at church tonight. Sooo happy you were feeling up to it Dev’s.

Shana – thank you for treating us at lunch today for Celest’s B-day, it was awesome!

Noble – have fun playing shuffle board with old people and don’t drink the water in Encinada.

Uncle Breck

Cyndi said...

You guys know how to have fun in between the challenges! Hope you had a good time at New Beginnings. (We'll think positive that you felt up to it!) It sounds as though they are really making you work with all these appointments. But at least they're keeping a close eye on you and monitoring the situation. Keep up the good work!
Love ya' lots,

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

Hi Shana, Thanks for the yummy birthday lunch at Amerigos! That was the highlight of my day. I Love You, Celest