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Grab the Bull by The Horns

Benjamin wrote on Facebook “Mrs. Warren wants
 bikes to ride…she gets bikes to ride”

It has been quite a week. I have taken up a saying that my Uncle Jim used to use when he battled Stage IV Colon Cancer.. “It feels good to feel good”. I have enjoyed my week off from chemo and relished in an increase in my strength and abilities.

This weekend Benjamin I didn’t waste our time talking about an activity to enjoy together, we went right out and “grabbed the bull by the horns” and purchased some bikes. We are very pleased with our splurge and some may be surprised to learn we’ve already logged seven miles on our new rides. I named mine “Thunder Struck”, and told Ben this evening that I hope we always enjoy our rides together as much as we have the past couple of days.

It really was a big day for me as I was able to attend church today and rejoined Benjamin in our weekly duties of conducting children’s church on Sunday mornings. I told the children the story of David and Goliath with much more understanding of the importance behind one of the most well known Bible stories.  David was able to take down a 9ft monster named Goliath because God was with him. We all have our own Goliath. Right now mine is Cancer, for some of the children it was a hail storm or starting at a new school, and for another child it was a lady who forced him to run out of the children’s church room crying when he saw her bald head. No matter what giants we encounter, like David, we can face them with courage and dignity because God is with us.

Thanks for your continued prayers. My Goliath this week is a doctor’s appointment and blood draw tomorrow, homework, and chemo on Wednesday and Thursday. I hope we can all face this week with as much  as bravery as David displayed.

  • Rick Green

    April 29, 2013 at 2:09 am Reply

    Baldness can be scary. Every morning it's a bit of a fright when I first look into the mirror.

  • Lesa

    April 29, 2013 at 4:41 am Reply

    That is so good to see you having fun and feeling better Tarah 🙂
    You're dad is funny! I will be reminding myself this week that nothing is too big to handle if we invite God to lead the way. Thanks for your blog.

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