Posted By Mike&Leslie

Good Monday morning everyone!  How are you?  Did everyone have a good weekend?  Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and weekend.  It is so good to see family but very hard to say goodbye when they had to leave.  The time spent with them just seemed to pass by way too fast.  Donald and Noni hosted a beautiful dinner at their home.  It made my heart super happy to see Tyler with my mom.  She got to play and read with him.  I believe Jenna got pictures of them together.  I will have to get them from her to post here soon. 

My San Diego Chargers won last night against the Colts!!  Next Sunday we are back home playing the Oakland Raiders.  GO CHARGERS!!

I was able to get all of my fall decorations taken down and my Christmas all up.  It looks very festive now.  Mike even got the outside lights up for me.  I know how fast the Christmas season passes and I want to take the time to enjoy each and every minute of it.  I am usually done with my shopping by now but this year I am not.  Being down with the flu for a week really threw off my schedule.  Oh well, it will get done.  I am about 3/4 done already.

I have a big prayer request for you all.  I got home from family fun late Friday night and decided to look at the mail right before I went to bed.  There was a letter from Pioneers Hospital that said the mammogram that I had last week was abnormal.  What does that mean?  Well it means that I cried myself to sleep,  but I woke up standing on faith that God has healed me and I am not going to let this get me down.  I have no idea what they are seeing.  We are praying that it is scar tissue.  Mike will get the report as well as the ultra sound I had done and my lung scans and we will take it all up to my oncologist on Tuesday afternoon.  You know, I do have a real peace about it all.  When I pray I envision kneeling at God's feet and taking this heavy burden off of my shoulders and throwing it off at God's feet. I know He is almighty and in control and the great healer. I can feel Him picking me up in His arms and holding me and giving me great comfort.  Please continue to pray for my total healing, that I get good news on Tuesday and for peace.  I appreciate all of you so much for praying.

Here is Tyler happily eating his Thankdgiving dinner. 

Tyler 44
We also took Tyler this weekend to his friend Joaquin Jaime's 1st birthday party.  I will have pics to share of that this week too.  Happy Birthday Joaquin!!

Prayer requests:  A lot of people are fighting the flu right now and have asked for prayer that they get better and back on their feet soon.  Also for our military who are overseas fighting for us.  Pray for their protection and that they come home safely soon to their families.  Pray for their families too, that they have peace through the holidays without their loved one at home.

1 Chronicles 16 verse 8:  "Oh, give thanks to the Lord and pray to him," they sang.  "Tell the people of the world about his mighty doings."  verse 9: Sing to him; yes, sing his praises and tell of his marvelous works.

Have a marvelous day everyone!  Today is another gift from God and He is so Good!

I guess it is time to start asking Christmas questions of the day so here goes......Have you started to decorate for Christmas yet?

Jesus is the reason for Christmas!!!

7 Comment(s):
Evelyn said...
Well, I don't see any turkey in Tyler's picture. I see Tyler being a cute little ham!(ha, ha!)*** Sorry you got an abnormal report and sorry it made you sad. I'm glad you're feeling better about it now though. You inspire me so much how full of faith in our great God you are. I'm hoping and praying that the scan will be a better report and that the mammogram will be nothing. *** I agree, Jesus is the reason for Christmas and that's what I want to remember every year. Still praying in AL. Love, Ev
November 29, 2010 11:30:08
Victor and Caroline said...
Dear Leslie, I love the picture you painted in my mind of how you prayed before God's feet, I too will see this beautiful picture tonight, while I talk to God. I also feel a real peace about your visit with your doctor tomorrow. Keep your wonderful positive attitude, Leslie! We love you and we were so thankful that you and Jenna were able to celebrate Joaquin's special day! Thank you and Jenna for the gifts. The clothes will be worn all winter long. I went to visit while Victor and Matthew went to Mexicali. We played with the toys he received and I had a lot of fun! I just love toys and books! We will send special thoughts your way while you are in San Diego tomorrow. Love, the Jaime Family
November 29, 2010 10:37:33
Edith said...
Dear Leslie, Please don't fret about your Mammogram report. I've gotten abnormal results before (more than once) and they were nothing but swollen lymph nodes. (I have lymph nodes embedded within the breast tissue, so this is common). There are LOTS of reasons for abnormal results. I bet yours is just scar tissue. We know for a fact you have that, right? Herb and I are praying, in fact we are getting on our knees right now. Love and prayers.
November 29, 2010 05:05:05
"Angel" Linda said...
Hi Leslie...a little later than normal for me to drop by, but I've been on the go since 3:45 a.m. - well that's what time I woke up & couldn't go back to sleep anyway! I was due to get up a 5 a.m. because I had to take Sharon to get her port in this morning. She was so disappointed (even a little angry!) when they couldn't do it. She started having a little pain near her incision site on Friday & had been taking her temperature all weekend (no fever thankfully!) but the site kept getting sorer & she felt another 'lump'. She told the doctor this morning she wanted it checked when they took her in for the port. Well, they barely had her sedated & found that she had an infection in that area! They did a needle aspiration & drained off all the built-up fluid but because of the infection, they couldn't put the port in. They ran an IV bag of antibiotics before they discharged her. She's also got a 10 day prescription for antibiotics. She has to be seen in the Dr.'s office Wednesday & he's hoping to get her back on the OR schedule Friday. She got really upset because it was 1 month ago today that she had the mastectomy & they wanted her chemo started w/in 30 days of the surgery. She has a very agressive form & they didn't want to put off starting chemo more than 30 days so it doens't 'take hold' somewhere else. So needless to say, it was a tough day for her. She was so ready to get this done & get her chemo started. She's already resolved herself to losing her hair (which they told her WILL DEFINITELY happen), so this was a setback. A minor 'speed bump' is what I told her. We had a great talk this morning prior to surgery & again afterward. She's gotten a TON of 'angel mail' & that's helped keep her spirits up. She's also becoming more inquizative about God & if you all could be praying for that to continue, I'd appreciate it. Oh yeah, I've been 'officially' adopted today too! Sharon's now decided that I'm "her" daughter & that my mom just has to share me & that's that! HA! Gotta love her! In fact, she told the nurses at the hospital today, that I was her daughter/best friend/angel/PASTOR!!! OMG!!! I pray that God gives me all the right words & actions to get her saved!!! So much more I could tell you about today - it was POWERFUL! I'm taking Terrie O's challenge & I'm bombarding the Heavens on your behalf, Leslie! I'm staning firm in the belief that BY HIS STRIPES YOU ARE HEALED & that we only need to see the manifestation of that healing in the report! I have a word for you, Leslie Girl (& a challenge for You & ANYONE else who cares to take it on!) - Psalm 91 & Psalm 118:17! Pray them out loud!!! Psalm 118:17 says "I will not die but live, & will proclaim all that the Lord has done"! Psalm 91 is a prayer of protection from ALL things! God can & will do it! Personally, Leslie, I WILL NOT CEASE IN PRAYING! There are so many who need prayer: You, Sharon, Little Samuel (who we were told has suffered some minor brain damage from his intense chemo - BUT we KNOW that the LORD IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDING, ABUNDANTLY MORE THAN WE COULD EVER THINK OR ASK!) He is moving RIGHT NOW on behalf of everyone! Praise Jesus! You will OVERCOME! Thank you to everyone for the b/day wishes - it was a great b/day. QOTD - No, we haven't started decorating yet - we've been waaaaay too busy at this point. And Leslie, that 'little thing you've been praying for me about'...IT IS FINISHED, RESOLVED, DONE! And God was SO GOOD - He did to me, as He did to Job...he restored to me MORE than was taken! Long story, best left for another time! In fact, the Holy Spirit is stirring in my heart & soul to write the inspirational story - comparing the incidents w/those that happened to God's righteous ones in the Bible & submit it for publication to Christian magazines! Well, running out of characters...take care my sweet, dear friend. All will be well. Right there beside you, not just in spirit, but in the heart. (((ANGEL HUGS))) LOVE YOU DEARLY ~ "Angel" Linda
November 29, 2010 01:59:21
randi ryan said...
Praying for good results tomorrow. Love you Les and, I too, BELIEVE! Steve was able to take his first bite of "REAL" food today. He is gaining strength each day. It's amazing. Today's question - This was the first year since I moved out of my parent's house (uuuhhh 10+ years ago) that I have put up lights outside. Of course, this is the first year that I own my own home, too. :) We went yesterday and bought lights and the tree. Shawn put our lights up yesterday. We have two beautiful metal reindeer from Target (after Christmas sale!) in our front yard. The tree was too big to fit in the house. We had to lop of about a foot. haha... It was a little "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"... It is sitting in water now and we will decorate it tonight. :) Shawn put our stockings up this weekend while I was taking a nap. ha! Great hubby. :) Love you Les! MEAN IT! :)
November 29, 2010 12:04:58
Christie said...
Saying lots of prayers for you Leslie! Tyler is such a cutie and looks like he enjoyed his turkey dinner. We got all of our Christmas decorations up last weekend. Two trees and the inside all decked out. We haven't done anything outside yet. Not sure if we will or not since that will probably involve having to buy new stuff to work with this house. We might wait until after Christmas to get everything on sale for next year. Take care and I'm sending you lots and lots of (((hugs))).
November 29, 2010 11:31:20
Terrie O. said...
Howdy and happy Monday! Leslie, do you feel the hedge? I am fervently praying. Prayer Warriors-Leslie and I had a chat with God last night and we need all of you prayer warriors on your knees boldly and fervently praying for 'total' healing of Leslie's body and her mind. My challenge was written last night after our little chat so if you want you may read my blog from last night. God is in Control, Les. I love you Leslie and I BELIEVE! Smiling and hugging, Terrie O.
November 29, 2010 08:19:27
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