Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Beast

There's a theme park near Cincinnati that is called King's Island. I haven't been there in years but they had a roller coaster there that was called The Beast, I am not sure if it is still there or if it has been replaced by something bigger. I was thinking of The Beast the other day when I was talking to my counselor about everything I have been through this Summer, he told me it was like I was forced to go on this roller coaster(and I don't like roller coasters LOL) and someone took my head and put it out the side and my head was hitting things the whole way. I thought it was a good way of describing it all. Things have settled down a bit for now and for that I am so grateful. It has given me a chance to actually breathe and stop holding my breath as I waited for my head to hit another obstacle. Now as I write this I understand that there are people who are going through so much more than I have. People who are fighting battles against death and disease and have lost loved ones way too soon so I know in the grand scheme of things my problem is not on that scale but it is a loss and one that hurt me deeply. But God has been so good to me and for that I praise Him and for now I am grateful that the Beast is not banging my head around.
So let's move on to more fun topics, like my grandbabies!!! LOL Do you really think I can do one post without a mention of them? A few weeks ago we took the younger ones to get their silhouettes done. Maddie had one done when she turned one and I wanted one of Sydney and Cameron around the same age so here they are. I love how they turned out!
So since this a catch up post I also wanted to mention that I am also doing a few walks here in Cincy next month. I am doing the Race for a Cure on September 12th with all of my sisters and am also doing one called Sophie's Angel Run on September 27th which benefits brain tumor research at our Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Go here to read all about Sophie, it is a special story. Neither one is a long walk/run but I better start training. :-) And come join me if you are in the Cincinnati area, would love to have alot of people walk for these two great benefits.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, I am having a few girlfriends over for dinner tomorrow night so it should be fun!


And Maddie


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Donna said...

You WILL survive the rollercoaster! You're a tough cookie!

Those silhouettes are absolutely precious! You have a right to be a proud grandma, LOL!

Donna said...

If you have a Blog, it's the Law...You Must blog about Babies!Hahaaa...I will Always blog about mine!!
And Beast? I try to keep them at a distance! I don't know about your beast sweetie (I must have missed that post somehow) but I know you'll come through it strong and smiling!(((HUG)))

Brenda said...

I hope you continue to keep that beast at bay and tame it! Happy weekend Miz Joan!