Yesterday I started my radiation. I was nervous, just because it was a new procedure. The great news is that it is really fast and really easy. I lay down on a table and they put this mask on me. The mask holds my head in place. Then they administer radiation to the right side of my head for 40 seconds and then the machine moves to the left side and they do the same thing there. So, in less than 5 minutes I am done. It doesn't hurt or even feel like anything, it is just like getting an x-ray. Pretty easy - I am sooo glad. The side effects of the radiation can take up to 6 months to show themselves, but hopefully they will be minimal. Either way, the benefits outweigh the risks, so we proceed.
The kids are doing well. We are trying to keep them busy with playdates and keeping their rooms clean. Faith just started a drama class last week that she is enjoying a whole bunch. Nephi is now going without naps during the day and that seems to be helping the nights go smoother. All in all things are good.
I have been reading in my scriptures more and more and I am enjoying the peace that I feel when I read the words of the prophets and the Lord. I love reading about when Christ was on the earth and about His interaction with those people that were alive at that time. I love to imagine myself in those places at that time. I love to think of what Christ would say to me. As I read these accounts I learn more of Him and who He is and who He wants me to become. I see that there is much for me to do to be what He wants me to be. I am determined to be who He wants me to be. It will take patience and study, but I will become what He wants me to become. There is no other good option. As I become what He wants, I will be a nicer person, I will be a better neighbor, friend, mother and wife. Isn't that what we should all be striving for? It is what I am striving for.
Thank you all for being my friends and great examples to me. I love and appreciate all of you and your support for our family. We truly are blessed and I will never take that for granted. Please know that you mean so much to me - this trial of ours would be impossible to maneuver through without your love. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!