Life doesnt have to be perfect….

Life doesnt have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

I remember the feeling I had, sitting in the doctors office 25 weeks pregnant with Emma, and hearing the words “We are sorry Mrs George”. It was the same feeling I had when the Nurse told me (on the phone, mind you) that I had a brain tumor.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

I remember throwing the phone down and running outside. I remember calling my husband. I remember telling him that I had a brain tumor. I remember that was the second worst day of my life.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

I remember sitting in the neurologist office and hearing the word “inoperable”. I had read that the best tumor was a removed tumor, so I scheduled a second opinion. He agreed with the first neurosurgeon… “inoperable”. I could have stopped there… But I didn’t.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

I remember the feeling I had when the doctors at Mayo told me that there was hope, and that they could remove the thing growing inside my brain. I cried. I sat in the neurosurgeons office and I cried.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

I remember going into surgery, and kissing my parents and husband goodbye. I remember praying that I would be able to see them again, and if it wasn’t meant to be, I prayed that there hearts would be okay. I remember laying on the table and asking “Have you ever had anyone turn back at this point?” I remember the fear that gripped me, yet the hope that sustained me. There was no turning back now.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

I remember waking up, and smiling so enormously big. I lifted my right hand, making sure that I still had mobility. I tried to speak, but nothing came out, so I nodded alot. I was just happy to be here.

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

Here I am, a cancer patient. I don’t know what the future holds for me…but I cant worry about tomorrow, I have too much to do today.

The one thing I do know…

Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.

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  1. Hi Heather
    I saw your comment on my blog – thanks for responding! I don’t have time to go through much of your blog right now, but I did read a few posts and can’t wait to read more. All the best to you in your fight against the horrible “c”. It seems we have much in common – christian women raising children, one with special needs, and battling cancer as well. Take care! – Annette

  2. Just beautiful! You need to be published.

  3. You amaze me with your grace and strength! What an inspiration you are to many. You have endured so much in your lifetime, but are so strong and filled with faith, you are a wonderful example for your children, friends and even total strangers!
    If anyone can conquer the curves life throws at one, you can, and are!
    I continue to pray for your complete recovery.

  4. Beautifully said! And how true. A great reminder for all of us. ((( hugs ))) D

  5. Shirley says:

    Still Praying for you I have never heard or seen anyone who can bring us all to such a peacful place. I actually feel peace when reading your blogs its like the Holy Spirit speaking thru you for all of us and you . I have no doubt many years from now your light will still be shining Thank You from me who is in awe of your beautiful spirit.

  6. We have never met, but we keep up with you on a regular basis. We also pray for you. You are such a bright spot and such an inspiration! Thank you for the poem. My grandpa was a poet and wrote beautiful poetry. I hope you are doing well with your treatments.

    Beth in Douglasville, GA

  7. I soooo needed to hear that today! You are such an encouragement to me! God Bless You and keep on putting your hope in Him! He is doing some amazing things through you!

  8. You are so right! life needs not be perfect or even pain free to be wonderful! Just to have another day is awesome!

  9. Thank you.

  10. Amen…what an encouragement to gather up all the precious moments we are given each day from God’s hands! Love you girl, praying for you!!

  11. Amen!

  12. Beautiful. So are you. 🙂

  13. Beautiful Heather. Loved this! Continuing to pray daily.

  14. What a great post. I needed this today as I have a few (minor in comparison to you) issues I’m dealing with as well.

  15. wow! you get it! what beautiful words….you are in my prayers.

  16. “Life doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.”
    I’m writing that down and putting it on my fridge. Ok, I’ll probably print it in some girly-curly font that irritates my husband and then put it on my fridge.

    You are a wonderful inspiration! Thank you so much for including all of Bloggyville on your journey!

  17. That was just…well…beautiful!!

  18. Thank you for sharing this word of wisdom. My prayers are with you.

    Many blessings to you and yours.

  19. I admire your courage. Keep your faith high and trust our Lord and He will continue to bless you and your family. Only Jesus our Lord and Saviour is perfect, and by knowing Him and living in accordance to His is the only way to have a perfect life. God bless you.

  20. Tricia Anne says:

    I am visiting via The Nester, and your story, took my breath away. Thank you for sharing.
    sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  21. Amen! This was so touching! It gave me goosebumps! Thank you for sharing this amazing story! God Bless you!!!

    Megs last blog post..March currents….

  22. beautiful post !!
    many blessings to you

    paiges last blog post..on my bookshelf

  23. That is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this. God definitely has a plan for you! 🙂

    Leslies last blog post..It’s Amazing…

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    You believe you are absolutely amazing.

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