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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Moving on to “New Normal”

It’s been a journey, friends. If you’ve followed along on the blog, you’ve been with us through it all. We’re not done with this eye cancer yet, but we’re approaching another major milestone. My husband, Seth, hasn’t been into the office since Friday, January 30th. On Monday, March 2nd, he’ll return. He’s been working from home…

A Meal is a Quiet Expression of Love

The goodness began on January 6, two days before my husband got his eye cancer diagnosis from the ophthalmologist in Minneapolis, two days before we knew any of this was about to unfold. I was scheduled to leave January 10 for a week-long trip to the Dominican Republic with Compassion International, so she left a…

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  • Laura Wilmarth TynaMarch 6, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    If you aren’t familiar with Meal Train, it’s a great website to help organize meal-giving. I’ve used it for friends who lost a family member or those who are bringing home a new baby. It’s a great resource (www.mealtrain.com).ReplyCancel

The Emptying and Filling of a Caregiver’s Soul

On February 7, we returned home from a week’s stay at the hospital. By February 15, I was feeling fatigued and overwhelmed by the full-time responsibility for the kids and everything at home. But here’s the thing… I wasn’t fully aware of my fatigue and need for a break until the possibility of a break was brought…

In Which I Will No Longer Live With Regrets

The world has rewarded my boxed in living. Be safe. Be good. Do what’s right. Be as perfect as you can be. This life, it works. But there’s more. Much more. The kingdom’s been calling. God has better for me and this life of mine. His desires? Repentance. Forgiveness. Healing. Holiness. Righteousness. Humility. Grace. Abundance. On earth as it…

Random Updates on Health and Home

When we decided to share our journey through eye cancer on my blog, one of the promises I made to myself is that I would not compromise the integrity and tone of the blog for the sake of a factual medical update. With the exception of one, maybe two or three posts, I’ve been able to…

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  • Tom BaunsgardFebruary 17, 2015 - 9:36 pm

    Great progress for you all amid many challenges Blessings abound! Thanks for the update!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene Saari PicconattoFebruary 17, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    Hello again. We are continuing to pray for your family as you walk on through this journey. I just wanted to say that your son is just a total mini-Seth!! Totally looks like the Seth we knew back in Duluth when we were friends with the whole family. He still looks a lot like the grown-up Seth, but just so, so much like the child-Seth we remember. You have a beautiful family! Enjoy some time for yourself. You need it to stay sane for the family.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Heska KingFebruary 17, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    I love this random update, Amy. I hope Seth will be patient and and will give himself grace to heal. And I’m so glad you’re getting out and feeding your own spirit. So wise. You’re on my heart. Love you.ReplyCancel

    • AmyFebruary 21, 2015 - 8:55 pm

      My apologies for the much belated response, Sandra. Glad you had a chance to read the update on Seth. I had two chances to get out and feed my spirit this past week. It was very necessary and I’m glad I didn’t hesitate doing so. Thanks, friend. Missing you.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FemlingFebruary 17, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    I’m glad you took me up on my offer to come!!! I knew you were starting to feel housebound–I can read you pretty well! 🙂
    My eye was very sensitive to light when I had my retina detachment some years ago. It is especially hard to drive at night with all the bright lights. It all takes patience and time. I am very glad that Seth is working at home for the next few weeks, so that he can nap when he needs to rest. Rest is very important for the healing process. Everyone that I know is praying for Seth and your family! We all wish the very BEST!! See you on Thursday! Love you much!! XOXO Mom 🙂ReplyCancel