Sunday, July 29, 2012

Strength in Weakness


This begins a series of posts that will tell about the heroic and full of faith steps Shannon took in her life after diagnosis. She lived hard and strong. Having faith all along that she would be healed she also gave her life back to God many times in prayer to take or to heal. She was small in stature but strong in faith.

After finding out her diagnosis and prognosis, surgeries, and finding the only clinical trial in the area that offered hope, Shannon moved on to the next natural step of her life. On July 2, 2009, Shannon bought her first and last brand new black VW bug. She could not have been more excited. When she drove it by here to show me my internal reaction was, "Shannon you are dying, why would you buy a new car?" But Shannon had 2 1/2 years with that car and she enjoyed every minute of it.

The second thing Shannon did is this: on my birthday, July 9, 2009, she went to Franklin Square and picked up her shots and all the equipment she would need to administer both leg shots of IL2 and stomach shots of IL2. She and Ben came home and did the first of her leg shots. Shannon then ran to Sam's Club, buying me a birthday cake, Ben went to buy us all dinner, then Sean took me on the boat and there they were all waiting for us on the end of a pier with dinner and cake and Shannon in her glory showing strength in physical weakness.

This was just the beginning of things she did for others and that is what I will continue with for a while.

Friday, July 6, 2012

What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

August 19, 2009

The following is a photo story of my favorite shoes and what I think they say about me. Really it is either the reason I purchased them or how I feel when I wear them. What do your shoes say about you?

Shoe: Red Pumps – I wanted to be Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. Doesn’t every little girl and woman (be honest ladies) want a pair of ruby slippers?

There's no place like home...

Shoe: White flower embellished flip flops – If I have to be comfortable I will at least add some whimsy.

Shoe: Gold glitter high heels and ballet flats – This girl likes shiny things and a girl who wears these shoes probably likes her jewelry too.

All that glitters is gold

“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” – Edna Woolman Chase

Shoes: Black high heels and flats – I am prepared for any situation – well, at least I have the right shoes!

“A true lady can never have too many black pairs of shoes. After all one must always be prepared for anything.” - myself

I wear my black stilettos for work, my lace peep toe pumps for parties, and my flats for the casual weekend.

Shoe: Pirate Boots – When most little girls where dreaming of a knight in white armor to rescue them I was hoping to get kidnapped by pirates.

Arrrggg Matey!

Shoe: Cheeky Monkey Boots – I am a city girl, but sometimes I like to pretend I’m a country girl and I really do like rodeos.

Shoe: Super Hero Boots – I am probably the most awesome and the most dorky person you know just because I actually made these wonder woman boots.

I am only Wonder Woman on the weekends.

” I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.” – Imelda Marcos

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes that make you feel awesome, sexy, fun, or any adjective you wish? If you don’t – go buy yourself a pair!