Thursday, August 15, 2013

August Update

School has officially begun, and I'm on a busy high, with so much that needs to get done and all these rowdy kids to educate. I have been trying so hard to eat healthily and exercise daily, and I have noticed a huge increase in my moods and energy level because of it. I'm so thankful.


I have also been making a very small line of jewelry that represents my journey so far. there are three necklaces, all based on Romans 5:3-5 which says: "... but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 NIV)

A portion of the proceeds from the necklaces goes to the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure, which I will be racing in coming up in October. If you like to run (or walk!) please consider joining my team. I would love to have you beside me on that day. 

My team name is "Amanda Conley," captained by Sarah Hill.

I still have to do a treatment every three weeks, and I feel crummy for a few days afterward. But then my body perks back up and I feel good for the remaining days in the treatment cycle.
On Monday, however, I will be having the remaining reconstruction surgery. So I have been (somewhat manically) preparing for some major down time.
My dear friend, Sarah, has added days to my meal train so that the first week and a half I can hopefully have some help. I have been constantly amazed at the people who have stepped up and stepped in to carry me and my family through these tough times, and I want you to know that I never, never take it for granted. I am so very thankful for everyone and your constant generosity.
Here is the link to the meal train:


Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Adina (used to be Fitzpatrick). I found your jewelry on etsy years ago and didn't know it was you, and only put two and two together in the last year or so. I've been praying for you and so appreciate what you've shared during your journey. I would love to get one of your necklaces when they are ready. How can I do that? All grace to you!

Amanda Conley said...

Hey Adina! I only have one necklace left in stock (the circle with "perseverance, character, hope.) but when I heal from this surgery I can ake whatever you want! Just email me at and we will get it all set up!
Thank you so much for your prayers! That means so much!