So good to be home!

I am sorry that I haven’t updated, but I have been so exhausted! Emma is home now and is so happy to be reunited with her Little People!

I, on the other hand, am so happy to be reunited with my bed!

I start chemotherapy Monday evening, which will be my next to last cycle (only 2 more to go!). I can’t believe that I have been on chemo for 10 straight months, it seems like only yesterday that I was diagnosed and had surgery. My hair is still not back completely from radiation therapy… I have an old man bald spot the size of a baseball on the top of my head that is coming back oh so slowly.

I so miss my hair, yet the very thought of wearing a wig during the summer makes my head sweat… so I continue to shave it until it all comes back in.

Bald is beautiful, if I do say so myself!

(But I do miss it… did I mention that?)


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  1. Dear Heather,

    Ooooh, that picture of Emma is so very sweet! She looks wonderful. I’m so glad you’re all home and doing well. I’ll be thinking and praying on Monday night when you start your 2nd to last round of chemo (YEAH!!!!). You’re right, bald IS beautiful! You look fabulous and healthy! Sheesh, I could never pull off bald, children would run screaming from me! 😆 Have a great weekend and thanks for the update on sweet Emma Grace :heart:

    Molly (:

  2. Yes, Heather, bald is beautiful! I’m so glad that you’re almost done with chemo. Would you remind us what happens after these next two rounds? Do they just monitor your health or what?

    I’m happy to hear that Emma is home and she is looking mighty happy!

    Rest up sweetie…it sure has been a long month for you!

  3. Two beautiful girls! Thanks for posting the photos! So glad you’re home. May this next chemo be your best!

  4. Teresa from SC says:

    Yay an update! I’m so glad all is well, today is a good day, I love to see the smiles. May you continue to know you are in God’s hands.

  5. So glad you are home! And if I may say, you are a beautiful bald woman!!!

    Tamara Cosbys last blog post..You know you have kids when…

  6. you and my hubby match, but he comes by his naturally, lol! I’m prayerfully happy that Emma is home, and in prayer for you as you work through these last rounds of chemo. God is good, all the time!

    Lindas last blog post..Thematic Photographic

  7. Thank you for sharing your struggles and triumphs. I’ve been a lurker for awhile but couldn’t resist telling you….if I looked so good bald I would shave my head for life. You are beautiful bald!

    Your entire family is in my prayers.

  8. Praising God you’re all back home! Beautiful pics of you both.
    Keeping you all in our prayers.

    Sheryls last blog post..~* Faith-Lift Fridays June 20, 2008 *~

  9. The Little People look happy to have Emma back too :)

    Prayers for the next round of chemo.

    janmary, n irelands last blog post..Take time to play & WFMW

  10. I love the picture of Emma. She looks so good and content! I’m glad she is doing much better!

    You look great, too! Only you can make bald look beautiful! Will think good thoughts for you as you do another round of chemo. . . you are almost done!

    ~Laurie from TN who is in Texas with her grandson!

    Lauries last blog post..2008 HLAA Convention, Reno, Nevada!

  11. ooohhhh Heather :wub: :heart: :heart: it’s so good to know you are home and to know that EMMA is well & looks so GREAT & HAPPY with her Little People! Prasisnh God and still praying for you…and I do like how nice YOU look, too…and if I looked like that bald…I’d go bald…even though I know you miss…I hope that you are able to get enough rest & be ready for this CHEMO :sick: and it will be easier than any time before because you deserve a HUGE break!!! Enjoy some of your uplifting music, relax, rest :sleeping: and BE BLESSED ABUNDANTLY & this time :whistle: Emma take care of mommy and stay well!!!

    Peggy@Mazes, Messes, & Miracles….s last blog post..THANKFUL THURSDAY

  12. It’s good that you are all home. :)

  13. Yay!!! So glad you are home! Emma must be thrilled…momma must be thrilled as well! hahaha

    I also could not pull off bald cause my face has acquired jowls…just like my mother! UGH! But you do bald beautifully!

    Sherrys last blog post..Celebrate the 4th

  14. I’m so glad that Emma is home. She looks sooo happy.

    You make bald look great. You are one amazing young woman.
    Prayers will continue and on Monday you will be held up in special prayer.

    Many hugs to all of you.

    Barbs last blog post..My husband rocks Friday!

  15. I’m so, so glad that Emma is home. She looks so happy!! You are looking very beautiful, dear friend, and I’m glad that you are almost done with chemo!!

    Rebeccas last blog post..Random updates..

  16. :heart: :biggrin: :heart:
    Emma looks so fantastic and happy!! :smile: What a blessing to know she is safe at home with all of you. And your next to last chemo treatment, I am so happy for you that the end is right around the corner. :wassat: :happy: You are doing it sweetie, one day at a time, you are overcoming this once and for all. You are beautiful just as you are and for what you have been through. I do hear you on the hair though and am praying that it starts growing like a weed when chemo is over too. Praying for all of your family to be blessed and have the most wonderful and restful weekend together. You have earned it!! :kissing: :heart: :wub:

    Love and Huge Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

  17. You both look great. :cheerful: Taking each step at a time, it’s time for you to get plenty of rest making ready for these last rounds of chemo. My prayers continue for you and whole family.

    I’ve been married to a wonderful bald man for 45 years :heart: :heart: :heart: bald is beautiful – inside and out! But you pull it off with a fantastic glow about you! :wub:

  18. Yay, so glad y’all are home…PTL! Emma looks so happy, what an angel girl! And you are beautifully bald, sweetheart! :) Love and Hugs!

    Karis last blog post..Thankful Thursday

  19. Carolynn from Western Australia says:

    I am so glad Emma and yourself are home again. I was getting a bit worried when there was no news.

    I also keep my head shaved as there are about 3 spots where it is just not coming back fully and would look really odd. I’ve sort of got used to having no hair now and don’t mind it too much. My hair was so damaged and fine from 16 years of chemo maybe when I do let it grow back it might be a bit stronger and thicker, one can always dream. And to think all those years ago when I had thick black hair well below my waist, now it is practically all grey !!

    Take Care enjoy some rest and enjoy your time back with your family.

    Lots of Love Carolynn xxxx :-) :wub: :wub: :wub:

  20. Thanks for letting us know about your hair as I was wondering.

    So glad Emma Grace is home along with you. Oh the comforts of home…


    kates last blog post..Grace & Love

  21. Bless your heart. I don’t know how you keep your sense of humor about things, but it must be God telling you not to take things too seriously. Take care!

    Peace – D

    D / Mommas last blog post..No camp; just skates

  22. You have the most beautiful hair, it is true, Heather. And it will be even more beautiful again. But you are by far the most beautiful girl I know–hair or no.

    Much love in Christ,

    holly smiths last blog post..Multiply Times Four

  23. Your beautiful bald head reminds me of a song I loved at vacation bible school as a kid
    “Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!” (This Little light of mine)

  24. In your case, Heather, bald really is beautiful! I don’t blame you for not wanting to wear a wig in the summer heat.

    I’m so glad Emma is back home and enjoying her toys. I’m glad you’ve been reunited with your bed as well.

    Take care!

    Overwhelmed With Joy!s last blog post..Win a FREE Energizer® Light on Demand™ product!

  25. So glad Emma’s home and that you are almost done! What will be the next step for you?

    Vickis last blog post..Friday 13: Things I Love About the South

  26. On you, bald truly is beautiful! You seriously look fantastic!

    So glad Emma is home and feeling better.

    Good luck with this round of chemo! You’re almost done!! Amazing.

  27. Imajackson says:

    Heather, hooray for you all! It’s no fun living in the hospital, and home is where everything feels better. Only 2 more to go for you! We’ll be here all the way!

  28. Heather, your true beauty lies within and is more gorgeous than hair could ever be! We are women and do enjoy fussing over ourselves but when the nitty meets the gritty, you are simply beautiful!

    Connie Hopkinss last blog post..NEEDING SOME PRAYERS PLEASE!!!

  29. That is fantastic that Emma is home!!
    I can’t believe that you only have 2 more chemo cycles to go! YIPPY!!!! What a journey. What happens next after the last 2 rounds?
    Prayers we going your way this week.

  30. Just saying hello and letting you know I am thinking of you. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Karens last blog post..THIS makes it all worth it!

  31. Emma looks so happy and healthy. And if you don’t mind my saying, you look good without hair. Not every woman can pull that off, you know! :)

  32. Welcome Home Miss Emma!!

    Praying for your next round of chemo Heather…

    Keep holding on :silly:

    Susans last blog post..Lost & Found

  33. so glad to hear your world is back to “normal”!
    and congrats on only 2 more rounds of chemo…that is huge!

    beauty is so much more than a bald spot…yours definitely shines through in more ways than one!

    cynthias last blog’s late…

  34. I’m glad you’re home! Also good to hear that you’ll be finished with chemo soon. You’ve been through so much and have kept the faith long and hard. God’s got great plans for you and Emma Grace! (ps, we’ve taken up residence at ACH now and are aparently not going anywhere quick, ah, well, guess we won’t meet after all but I’m glad you all are home!)

    Merediths last blog post..A game of tag

  35. Mr. Michelle says:

    We are all praying for you… even miss LOLA. :^)

    You and Mark are great people, and Michelle and I are truly blessed to have you as friends.


    Love, peace, and chicken grease.

  36. It is so good to see Emma home and back with her Little People. She is such a sweet, beautiful girl.
    You are beautiful inside and out, hair or not. You are such an inspiration to me.

  37. Love the old man bald spot pic! : ) You look sassy… and sassy is better than sweaty any day!!!

    And Emma & the Little People (she could form a band with them – like the Village People, only smaller) look quite happy.

    Enough of my silly comments… I hadn’t checked in on you for a while (I rearranged my favorites and somehow missed you on my list!) so it’s nice to see and be inspired by you again.


    Melissa Mays last blog post..Finally, Flying, Fish, Fathers & Fruit

  38. Heather, so glad Emma is home! I love her ear to ear grin! She’s so cute. I agree with the other commenters, that you are beautiful, with or without hair. Keeping you in our prayers as you round the corner finishing your chemo treatment. I found your blog before this happened, and have been reading ever since. You really inspire me to make the most out of every day. We love you Heather!

    Robyns last blog post..Before

  39. Heather,
    I don’t post often, but I do read and I do pray (for you and your family, including your dear husband who is, to me, a most amazing example of what MEN should be. He knows what commitment means and he knows how to live it out in good times and bad. I’m deeply touched by your entire family).

    Just wanted to say I laughed out loud at your “bald man spot” comment. Heather, your ability to share your sense of humor, a gift from God, with the rest of us on this journey is WONDERFUL! I know you look forward to your hair coming back but I just want to say with all sincerity, you are BEAUTIFUL from the inside out.

    tonis last blog post..BULLET LIST

  40. sheesh! You not only make bald beautiful, you make it down right elegant! Very chic young lady , Miss Heather!

    I am so very glad to hear you are all at home and resting “comfortably”! Emma looks like she is feeling a O.K!

    because of Jesus, Bobbie :wub:

    bobbies last blog post..Show and tell Friday with Canada Girl

  41. You do look beautiful :smile:

  42. A friend just gave me your blog link. I am on my second cycle of chemo after being diagnosed with breast cancer. My hair is falling out and it’s over whelming…many folks have said “oh you have such a pretty face and can carry it off well…you have a great shaped head at least” oh my ….i won’t say all that….but you look great in your picture and there is a sparkle in your eye. I have 3 young girls to live for myself…that must be both of what keeps the sparkle shining…eh?
    Best wishes to you…may you always walk with God through this journey and through your now ever changed life. Blessings, Jodi
    ps for more about my own journey…i’m trying to do some art therapy with the kids…now that school is out for the summer we can refocus on it…just need to move back into my house first…we moved out due to hubby’s drinking and now he has found a place to move to…sigh…this isn’t the “happily ever after” that the fair tales promised is it? take care! Jodi :ermm:

  43. Yes Heather, Bald is Beautiful!

    Funny thing…I thought that the hair growth was “stuck” in that one stage! I had no idea that you were shaving it! I’m so goofy about things sometimes!

    Beverlys last blog post..It’s Time!

  44. Yay! I’m glad you’re getting some of your own bed time again! I understand it, and I completely agree, nothing better than our own beds. I’m so incredibly blessed to have a bed I get to sleep in every single night.

    My hubby had a fantastic day with your hubby’s brother Sunday. They went out on the boat. Alex came home very very sore from tubing, lol. Poor little guy has muscles even he didn’t know he has. I remember you in my prayers, my friend, and I pray for so many things for you, for your family. xo

    Staceys last blog post..Help Wanted

  45. you ARE beautiful!

  46. How are you today my Sister? Praying for you–and I love Emma and her Little People!

    holly smiths last blog post..In Obedience, Once Again

  47. You are BEAUTIFUL, and I truly mean that. You have beautiful, stunning eyes and a very pretty smile. You are beautiful – and I have never seen you with hair! :)

  48. Welcome home to both of you! And continued prayers.

    melody is slurping lifes last blog post..Sundown at NASCAR ~ Wordless Wednesday

  49. So glad that she is home and getting to play with her little people hehe. Also you do look beautiful :)

    Jen @ One Moms Worlds last blog post..I Am Finally Back Online

  50. I am glad that you are home as well. I can not believe that you have been on chemo for 10 months. I have been reading your blog for over a year and it is always amazing to follow your journey.
    With love,

    Heathers last blog post..Ode to my J O B