Death, Miracle, Bad Report, WA Success

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Death, Miracle, Bad Report, WA Success

A Death, A Miracle, A Bad Report, WA Success

This last week we have had in our family, a Death, a Medical Miracle, and a Bad Medical Report! Writing for Wealthy Affiliate and my Niche Websites/Blogs has kept me sane threw it all! Never do I discount the power of prayer, the gift of family closeness, or peaceful time alone, but I need distracting from my mind.

Quietly writing for Wealthy Affiliate helps me keep my mind focused on the outside world. This is much better than the self-centered mind of the invalid.

Remembering I write with the purpose of helping someone with the information I am putting out there, I try to write as honestly as I can.

A Death on Tuesday

The week began slowly with a peaceful Sunday and Monday. My husband and I are both ill but we are doing well. Tuesday, Travis had walked up to his shop and the phone rang, and it was his brother.

He said, “Janice, our friend, Charley has died! Suddenly! He walked up to his barn, loaded up some cows for auction, and as he closed the gate he just keeled over. So easily, his eyeglasses didn't even fall off of his head!"

“Oh no, not Charley,” I said! I knew this was my husband’s best friend, and this was going to hurt him, and I hurt for Alice and their children and their loss. He then told me they thought it was a heart attack. Travis and Charley have been close friends for over fifty-two years! A lifetime!

Soon my husband came to the house and I broke the news to him of the phone call. He was stunned and paused, and then he smiled sadly and said. “At our age, you just shouldn’t be surprised! Charley was seventy-eight. He went in a good way!"

I sat with him in relieved silence that he was processing this death slowly, while he called Alice until it was my turn to talk to her. He told Alice he would be there for the funeral and I sent her my love. This was Tuesday and there was a Death.

A Miracle on Wednesday

Wednesday, my husband took my sister to her appointment at the cancer center for a biopsy of her left lung. Her cat scan reported multiple nodules of varied sizes in all compartments of her lungs.

The cancer center where Shirley is going is one of the best in our region. It is a sister-site in another state to the one where she usually goes. My sister arrived, did her bloodwork, paperwork check, and began her surgery prep.

The cancer center allowed my husband to accompany her to the lab and through doctor’s instructions concerning the biopsy. Travis left for her to have the Cat scan-led-biopsy when he saw Shirley was calm enough!

Travis called to tell me Shirley had gone in with the doctor, and she would be in recovery for two hours. He was going for coffee (he was not supposed to drink because of his ulcer).

I had told Susan, Teresa, and Rose about Shirley’s biopsy today and asked them to pray for her, but I was not “in the mood” to pray myself right now. I guess too much was on my mind. I thought about this. The phone rang and I jumped for I was lost in thought.

News of the Miracle

“Janice, where’s Travis?” someone asked.

“He’s in town, how can I help you?” I replied.

“Janice, silly! This is Shirley! Where’s Travis?” laughed Shirley

“Shirley! What? How?” I was alarmed, but she was laughing!

“Janice, listen, the doctor said, ‘Pull her outta there’, before he even started! Find Travis, I'm ready to go home!" Shirley explained.

"Oh, my God, I don't understand, but I'll find Travis, he's gone to have coffee! Please, what's wrong?

"You don't get it!" she laughed. "He said, 'There's nothing here for me to biopsy. Get up. Help her get dressed.' So, I did!" Shirley laughed again.

"You have caught a Miracle! Praise the Lord" I answered her, "You are a Miracle!"

"Yes, I guess I'm a Miracle because all of those nodules were gone! The doctor said he couldn't even find a small one!

I said, "Amazing! I love you! I will call Travis right now! Bye, honey," I called immediately. I got his answering machine. Now I felt like praying, and praising God! Thanking Him for this good thing He has given Shirley.

I called Travis again and this time he answered, and I could hear Shirley talking. He sounded puzzled, and I understood! I had felt the same way. He told me he was going to listen to her and they would be home soon! This was Wednesday, and there was a Miracle.


Best Friends Funeral for Travis

Thursday began at 5 am when the alarm went off on my phone.

I spoke to Travis a few minutes later and he reminded me his brother would be there at 8 am. He and Travis were driving up to Charley's funeral together.

They left on time and I did some website work, WA writing, and took a nap.


Then the phone rang and it was my alarm again.
The voice I heard was Shirley's and she said, "Here's some bad news. George had his PET/CT scan this morning and he got some bad news! The doctor wants to do a biopsy, for the three masses they've seen before are growing!’

“I didn’t know my brother had a PET/CT scan today! I don’t keep up with him very well. I know he’s worried sick!” I said.

“Anna said the doctor told George it was Advanced Cancer!’ Shirley finished telling me.

Hearing this, I thought about my Father who died with lung and bone cancer. His was a painful, uncomfortable death, and I felt the blood drain from my face! This is Thursday and we have a Bad Medical Report.

This is Sunday and I am doing a recap on my whirlwind week!

I spoke very little concerning Charley’s Death Tuesday and how it affected our family.

First of all, our entire families had been close friends for many decades. Charley and Alice had three children when we met and we had recently married. Travis and Charley worked together every day for an extremely long time. Both are hunters and outdoorsmen

As soon as our babies could go, we took them camping and later canoeing. There’s something about a campfire and a tent that is good for the soul. Before you rush out and buy a tent and run into the woods, know that you have to be willing to do the campsite work!

And work there is! Setting up the tent (this could include clearing the campsite ground)! Do you know how to hang a light from a tree? Do you know how to start and keep a safe campfire? Are you responsible to put out a fire safely, and know the Fire Rules in the area? In some places you are not allowed to build a fire!

I watched Travis and Charley learn and become adept at all of this! You couldn’t eat from a better campfire than Charley’s wife Alice’s’ iron skillet. Campfire biscuits worth waking up in the morning!

Our daughter remembered Mr. Charley and Ms. Alice and their children with great affection. Susan drove eighty miles to and from the Visitation because she had to work the day of the funeral.

Through the years as different things come, Travis and Charley were there for each other!
I don’t believe there was ever a harsh word between them.

Now it's time for a Wealthy Affiliate Success Post!

Throughout this last week of ups and downs, WA is one of my stabilizers, for there is always a way to participate!

WA guides us to success in a variety of ways for we all need different things! This is the reason I many times wish members success in all areas of their lives!

Coming into WA, some members need to learn how to do basic research for a Niche Subject. This is necessary to be successful as an Authority on most Niche Subjects we write about on our Websites/Blogs!

You will find this is a useful skill to have when you need to do research, compare, and be a consumer in your personal life! Whether it's which grocer, pharmacy, shoemaker, or toymaker, now you know! Research! Compare! Chose!

Whether it’s welcoming new WA Members, or Congratulating new Premium Members, interacting with my WA Network makes my day and keeps my head on straight!

I enjoy time with all of y'all!!!

I will watch for glimpses of what you do next in the middle of this vast online University! You will receive Profile Set-Up Badges, Training Level Badges, Website Creation Badges, Site Ranked in Google Badge, and More…

You will need Feedback and Comments as you build your Niche Websites and Blogs!

Reading WA Blogs is an educational, informative, way we learn and get to know each other!

The business world and our futures are ahead and at WA we are preparing every day and night!

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌾

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After all you been through in a week, its not easy, i wish you great weeks ahead.
i do pray God gives you and the family great health and something beautiful to look forward.

Thank you for your prayers, I will think of you!

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌾

Good Morning Janice,

So many things happened in your week. Quite amazing from tears to laughter and back to tears again. It is not easy to keep up with those strong emotions. Good to hear that WA is such a help for you and that you find joy being here. Sending you heartfelt good wishes.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

Thank you for your comments, Taetske!
The south of Spain sounds so peaceful!

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌾

You have had quite an emotional week Janice. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Stay strong.
~ Marijana

Thank you, Marijuana, It seems there are many emotional weeks!
Please keep us in your prayers, irregardless of my strength for my armour has cracks!

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌾

This too shall pass

My prayers are still with you Janice and I pray for your husband's miracle as well. Thank you for the informative narrative I do appreciate being brought up to speed. I think of you and your husband quite often. You are both an inspiration to me I know thank you for that friendship. I'll send you a note soon God bless you I'm Travis your friend Steve

Thank you for your friendship, Steve, and we are praying His best for you too!
How are you feeling? We need to catch up! Contact me.
Steve, you know I think you a person of much courage with the battle you face. Write more, and advocate for others!
Talk soon! your friend,
God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌾

Thank you Janice I will give you an update today this morning is busy with physical therapy and occupational therapy people then this afternoon I can take some time I'll p.m. you thank you and God bless you

What a roller coaster of a week. I will pray for the two families since they are basically one after all the years of being together. I hope your brother gets some good news.
Jerry

Thank you, Jerry! I would so much appreciate your prayers, and I will tell Alice and George about them!

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 🤗🌾

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