Thursday, January 24, 2013


I'm 35. Today is my birthday.
It was also supposed to be a treatment day. I got up early and went to the hospital, but my white blood count was too low to do the treatment. This also means that I can't go anywhere that I could possibly be exposed to germs, effectively canceling any birthday outings we may have planned for this weekend.
BUT, I was so relieved not to have to do treatment on my birthday. And I don't really feel like going anywhere anyway. I'd like to just lay in bed and let my children keep making me paper crowns and cards for a few more days.

"More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."

I know that God is doing great things in my life, least of all, healing me. And I am grateful to be one year older to tell you about it.


Holly said...

I was just praying for you this morning, not knowing it was your birthday. May you feel loved and cherished today!

Kristin Oakerson said...

Great post,great pic,AMAZING gal!!!

Jenn said...

Amanda I have been reading your blog for a really long time now. It was one of the first blogs I ever read ... it may have been the first. I have been happy when you are and sad when you are and missed you dearly when you have left. I am so sorry that you are climbing another hill on your path a very big hill and I am excited for when you reach the top and go then start down the other side but I have faith that this climbing will make you stronger mentally and physically and your faith will be renewed over and over again as it has since I first "met" you. I always feel like I am the worst at praying like I never do it right and so I am always hesitant to say "I will pray for you" but I will pray for you tonight and tomorrow night and the night after that and the night after that. Happy 35th Birthday Amanda!

Amanda Conley said...

Thanks friends!