So a good friend of mine encouraged a group of us to participate in Lent by giving something up and/or adding something meaningful to our day for the next forty days. I am not Catholic but thought that it may do me some good to participate this year. I have known for a long time that I have a love affair with a little red can of bliss. (I was going to post a picture here but I think it would push me over the edge so I decided against it) I look forward to it's carbonated, cold, sweet, goodness more than the meal most of the time I go out to eat. It is going to be SO hard to give it up, entirely for 40 days but I know it will do me some good. I drink little to no water and I can tell that my body does not do well on coke alone! I have already had about a dozen pieces of chocolate today as I try to thwart my cravings, knowing that here at work, there is a whole case of them in the kitchen. Occasionally I hear the faint call of my name and then a "we won't tell anyone". It sounds SO silly doesn't it? That is why I must break this sweet little habit. I think if I can go without for an extended period of time I can start from scratch after Easter. (oh what a glorious day that will be indeed!) So, here is to 39 and a half more days without oxygen, i mean coke. Let's hope I can make it. Otherwise I will be ashamed that He gave up so much for me, and I can't give up a carbonated beverage for a little over a month, to remind myself daily of how much He did for me! To hear about the affair with the silver can, check out my girlfriend's blog here.
Here is the latest on Lana for those of you who are following. Last week she had a bone marrow transplant. From the information I can gather (I may have this totally mixed up) they took her marrow out and it will go through a process to "clean" it from all the cancer and they will soon replace it. When they took the marrow out and examined it they found that it was CANCER FREE!! This means that the chemo IS working. They will still follow the normal procedure and freeze the marrow to prevent chances of it returning easily or maybe even at all. This does not mean she is cured, she still has the tumors in her lungs, but the chemo (GOD) is doing it's job (is still performing miracles!). Please pray that Lana's body will continue to be receptive to the chemo (God will continue His process of healing for her). This is a huge victory and miracle. As the next rounds of chemo get harsher, and tougher to go through please pray for Lana's strength, and strength for her family. Please pray that the chemo has NO effects on any part of her body besides the cancer. The family has been told that she could lose her hearing, and we all know that the chemo can really affect her organs (especially her liver). Thank you for your prayers, keep up the petition to heal Lana and for God to perform modern day miracles!