Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Good News!


We are grateful beyond words
&
Want to thank everyone of you
that have put us in your prayers.


Monday's doctor visit was amazing,
our doctor almost cried 
when she told us the good news.


Steve's latest lab work showed
amazing results.
We will know more after his next 
CT scan on the 16th.


Chemo is helping . . .
The Lord is blessing us . . .
and it looks like we can count on 
more time together.

For that we are grateful!
Please keep praying.
Our hearts are touched by the 
love we feel knowing we have 
so much support. 





Those of you that have been 
following me for years,
know that I always close my posts with,
"Keep Smiling!" 

I haven't been doing that lately,
because it's been very hard to smile.


But our good news has made us 
stop looking at an ending
and start enjoying the life 
we have left together . . .
It's time to start enjoying
and living!

  

The news even brought with it new
energy, energy that my sweet Steve 
hasn't had since back in Autumn.


He sat out by the fire-pit and cooked
these cowboy beans for our dinner
last night :)

  
We are feeling to very blessed . . .
smiling from ear to ear . . .
and praising the Lord for the gift
of more time.

Thank you again;
There is much power in prayer.

Keep Smiling, We Are!
Connie :)

99 comments:

  1. This is wonderful to read...sitting here with tears in my eyes...I know we haven't 'known' each other long...but I really am thankful that you got some good news. My brother, who I told you about having the brain tumor...his doctor always calls him something like God's miracle...maybe your hubbie will be another.

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    1. Hi Rose, thank you for your prayers. We are counting this news as a miracle . . . It has lifted our spirits and given us so much hope.

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  2. "...and it looks like we can count on more time together."

    Amen amen amen! :)


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  3. I am so happy for you and Steve, Connie. That's great news. God bless you!
    Those beans look delicious. Happy Mother's Day.
    Thelma xo

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  4. That is such wonderful news! I am so thankful that you have renewed hope and can smile once again. Blessings, GM

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  5. I'll be the first to say, the Lord is good and I'm so happy for Steve's positive health report. Keep smiling.

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    1. It has turned our sorrow to laughter and praise.

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  6. Oh, Connie, that is the most wonderful news! So glad you have something to smile about! <3

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    1. Oh I am so happy and so very grateful for every prayer in our behalf.

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  7. Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you. Hope the CT is just as encouraging! I will keep praying. Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy, you have been such a sweet blogging friend . . . We are so very grateful for your prayers.

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  8. Such wonderful news! I will continue to pray. All healing comes from the Great Physician to whom we give our praise and thanks.

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    1. You are so right, Praise our Lord Jesus Christ . . . He is Wonderful, when you get news that almost makes the doctor cry . . . You know the healing is from the Lord.

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  9. I am so happy to hear the good news. Bless You and Steve. I will continue You Both in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you so very much . . . We still need all the prayers we can get.
      They are greatly appreciated.
      Cargo

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  10. Breathing easier for you Connie. Praying the good news continues to get better and better. God Bless you both.

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  11. How lovely to visit your place and drink in your gorgeous photos and your good news. I am so thrilled for both you and Steve, Connie. God Bless you both♥

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    1. We are so relieved, it's like we can breath again.

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  12. Those cowboy beans look really tasty! I'm so happy for you both with your good news. Praise God! He is so good to us.

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    1. Amen! Yes He is. The beans were delicious, I even ate some cold today. It was great that he felt good enough to sit outside and enjoy cooking them. He is getting his joy back . . . God is good.

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  13. What fabulous news, Connie! Long may Steve's health improvements continue. I can hear your high spirits and rejoice with you!
    So many beautiful flowers in your garden and they look as if they're celebrating the good news alongside you! Those cowboy beans look yummy! Fingers crossed for the CT scan next week.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, you have been a blessing. We are so happy!

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  14. Nice pictures! Best wishes to you and Steve.

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  15. Hi Connie- this is great news that you've shared- all power to you and Steve. Thinking of you daily. Your garden flowers and Birds nests there just look sensational - lovely and beautiful photos Connie. Best Wishes. KEV. (NSW Australia).

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    1. Thank you Kevin, we certainly appreciate all the support from friends like you, again, thank you.

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  16. The first post that UI read this morning....and what a wonderful one. So very happy for you both Connie. Praise the loed!

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  17. I am so thrilled for you both. The power of prayer is such a wonderful thing, God is good. You will continue to be in my prayers.

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    1. We still need prayer and we appreciate them so very much, thank you :)

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  18. Oh I am so happy to hear this. That is awesome. The power of prayer is an amazing thing.
    Those beans sure do look yummy.

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    1. I'm eating a small bowl of cold beans as I type, LOL. I like them as much cold (maybe better) as I do hot.
      He's having a bad day today . . . seems like 3 days after chemo is our worst of the week, but it's working and for that we are grateful. Thank you for your prayers, we would be in bad shape without them. Like you said there is much power in prayer. Our Lord is listening.

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  19. I am so happy to read that you had some good news. I have been keeping you in my thoughts. The beans look delicious! x

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    1. Thank you so much, it's wonderful having good news to share :)

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  20. Connie, I rejoice with you! Good news is always welcome blessing.

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  21. That is wonderful news....it's all going in the right direction Connie...hugs and blessings!

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  22. Wonderful news, and a reason to smile for certain!!!
    You are both in our prayers!!

    {{hugs}}
    ~K.

    p.s. those cowboy beans look so yummy!!
    Would your hubby share the recipe?

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    1. They are pretty easy . . . he fries an onion, with almost a pound of bacon, until they are both brown and crispy. Then he drains all the grease out and adds a large 1/2 gallon size can of Bush baked beans and cooks them down until they are thick. Yum!
      Thank you so much for your prayers, we still need them and are so grateful :)

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  23. So very happy to read about your good news and yes, enjoy every minute you have together! I have said prayers and will continue to pray for more healing and more time for you two together! Your garden and photo's are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, we are grateful for every single prayer. We still need them and appreciate your thoughtfulness and love.

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  24. Connie, There is a great power in prayer and I truly believe, the more the better. God wants to hear from us...to know we care for one another. Prayer is a gift from our hearts. I am praying for you and Steve. Thanking God for your lifted hearts. Blessings and hugs, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie and I am praying for you and Ted as well. The Lord says that the first thing for us to do is love Him and put Him first and the second thing is to love one another. What better way to love than through praying for one another. I agree, there is amazing power in prayer.

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  25. Wonderful news, I am so happy for you both. XXXXX

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  26. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.... I was so very happy to read this post this morning Connie. We'll also be praying that the CT scan shows amazing rsults too. God is SO good.
    I'm glad Steve felt well enough to cook those beans. They look delicious and are a tangible reminder that he's feeling better.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy we are very grateful for your prayers, thank you so much :)

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  27. Such lovely soft images to see...the birdhouses are so sweet! Blessings to you and your family.

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  28. Oh Connie, this news made me tear up! God is good and always right on time! Those beans look delicious! Would you mind sharing the recipe? You and your Hubby will continue to be in my prayers.

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. They are pretty easy . . . he fries an onion, with almost a pound of bacon, until they are both brown and crispy. Then he drains all the grease out and adds a large 1/2 gallon size can of Bush baked beans and cooks them down until they are thick. Yum!
      Thank you so much for your prayers, we still need them and are so very grateful :)

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  29. Dear Connie, I am so happy for you both. Seems just right to sit outside and cook a pot of beans. Enjoying life and a smile.

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    1. Most people celebrate and bake a cake . . . we make beans, LOL.

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  30. This is truly wonderful news. We are praising the Lord with you!

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    1. Thank You so much . . . He has blessed us over and over in our lives, but this one is a big one.
      We are overjoyed!

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  31. Oh Connie such great news! I will continue praying.. I have every day as I know many others have too! I'm so so happy for you and Steve and the joy you must be feeling.. to have a future to look forward to again is just beyond words. I'm so glad you are smiling once again, and Steve too! Will continue keeping you both in my prayers. My sister's results were good also for which I'm very very grateful and hope her spirits will rise up once again. Much love... Marilyn

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    1. Marilyn you are a dear sweet friend, thank you so very much for your prayers. I am praying for your sister, too. God is good and we are rejoicing in our good news. Thank you :)

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  32. Oh Connie, I'm so pleased for you both. May your good health news keep getting better and better!

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    1. Thank you Jenny, I certainly hope so :)

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  33. Praise God!!! What wonderful news. I am so happy for you and Steve. Will continue to pray.

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    1. Thank you we consider you a blessing thank you for your prayers.

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  34. Woohoo! This post has me smiling too - and thanking God with you. Prayers will continue.
    PS - love the bird houses.

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    1. WooHoo and thank you! We are grateful for each and every prayer.

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  35. Connie, this is such a wonderful post. Good news of the very best kind! Thanks be to God. Prayers continue.

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    1. Thank you so much, you are a sweetheart.

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  36. Good news. Prayers for complete healing.

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  37. Fabulous news, Connie! Yet I am not surprised. We have a God who hears and responds to our prayers. All for His glory! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Nancy, what can I say, I love you and appreciated your love and friendship . . . you're a true blessing.

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  38. Oh my ! We are SO very happy to hear this good report! You have us all smiling today! And a smile does seem to give us energy! Sweet hugs and prayers for you both, Diane

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    1. Thank you so much Diane, your prayers are so appreciated. It is so nice to have this good news to share.

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  39. Oh Connie, I am sitting here crying over your great news, tears of joy and the answer to prayer, so glad that you will have more time to enjoy together and may God continue to bring healing and joy to your lives together, glad you have a smile on your face once again!! Your yard looks fabulous all in bloom like that, so happy for you both, big hugs!

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    1. We feel the love and the hugs, thank you so much for praying for my Steve it means so very much. We are overjoyed with our good news.

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  40. I'm SO HAPPY for you both Connie, continued prayers from me here that's for sure! Those beans look DE-licious!!! Keep smiling, let's all keep smiling!!! Hurray for life and time together with our loved ones!!! :)
    xxx

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  41. This is the best news I've heard all day, Connie! I am rejoicing with you and Steve! And how wonderful that he felt like being outside, cooking those beans over a fire. They sure do look delicious. Here's to life and smiling and many, many more days together. xoxo

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    1. Hi Melanie, many many many more days together that sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for all your prayers and your blogging friendship. You're a lovely person and a sweet friend.

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  42. Oh Connie, that is the BEST news!! I'm so happy for you both. There is power in prayer. Prayer can change things. Steve sure did a good job on those cowboy beans. That potful looks delicious! Love, Henny

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    1. It felt so good seeing him outside enjoying himself cooking those beans. God is good! We are so happy with our news that we just had to share it. Thank you for your prayers and your friendship.

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    1. Amen sweet sister! We are basking in his blessings. The Lord is good!

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  44. Connie keep smiling:) Happy Mother's Day to you. Relax and enjoy today with Steve;)

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    1. We've been having a real laid-back day sitting on the porch drinking lemonade . I'd say that's a great way to celebrate Mother's Day . Happy Mother's Day to you too .

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  45. Hi Connie, So happy to hear the good news! My prayers will continue! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. Best wishes to you and Steve. God bless both of you!
    John

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    1. We have gotten so much peace since getting this news , hallelujah . Thank you so much for your prayers .

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  46. Rejoicing with you dear Connie.
    Praise God!!

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    1. Amen! It's been so nice having good news to share .

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  47. Cowboy beans, smiles and great news . . . I'm so happy for you and I'm smiling too!

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  48. Glad to hear you have good news, keep smiling. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

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  49. Yes, prayers are important. I'm glad he got good news at the last visit. His cowboy beans look Yummy, especially cooked on the fire-pit. Sending comfort and love your way, Connie. : )

    ~Sheri

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