Monday's Musings

Yucky Monday, Yucky Week

First, my apologies on being late with publishing An Amish Autumn. I’m hoping that it’s up and ready for all of my Facebook Family and Eager Readers by later today or tomorrow. Since this is a self-published book, the editing is on my shoulders and the last thing I want to publish is something that is not polished and shiny. Most of you know how I feel about grammar, punctuation, and plain old typos.

Second, let’s talk about the delay…

The last time I was delayed with a book was two years ago. Do you remember? Plain Again was due out for release and it just didn’t make it in time. At first I was flattered because so many people were eager to find out what was happening with Amanda and Alejandro. My readers had fallen in love with my favorite couple, just as I had.

Unfortunately, I soon realized that some readers were getting upset. That was when I had to confide about my personal life and the reasons behind the delay: breast cancer.

Soooooooooo, I find myself in a similar situation and, after much deliberation and a lot of talking to God, I realized that I should just share what is going on in my life so that people understand that the delay in An Amish Autumn (and possibly with An Amish Winter) are not because I’m sitting around a pool with an iced coffee in my hand—although that does sound scrumdilicious.

In a few hours, I will be going for a spinal tap. I’ve had MRIs and EEGs and abnormal results are indicating that there is something just not quite right going on in my old thinking cap. I can’t say that it’s dusty up there…I sure do use it a lot. Hopefully it’s nothing. As Susan Conceicao said to me the other day, “Hopefully the abnormal results are just the parts of your brain that are fired up for writing!”

She always has some great one-liners to make me laugh.

Later tonight, I have a sleep study and toward the end of the week, my second MRI.

The few people that know have been very supportive and caring. But, as I told Lisa Bull last night, I’m not worried. It could be nothing, or it could be something. There is little that I can say or do to change the outcome from a medical prognosis. Of course I pray for it to be faulty equipment or dust on the lens, but I’m also OK with whatever comes my way.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Caleb wrote that to Drusilla in An Amish Spring. It’s an appropriate quote for me to remember today. That’s what faith is, right? I have faith in God’s plan, no matter what it is! God led me to it and He will lead me through it. No sense in crying over yucky stuff. That’s how I approached cancer. If something else is thrown my way, I’m going to use the same Pink Umbrella philosophy.

Anyway, you might not see too much of me on Facebook or social media for a day or two. And if An Amish Autumn and An Amish Winter take a few extra days (or even a week) to appear on, at least now you know it’s not because I’m slacking.



18 thoughts on “Yucky Monday, Yucky Week

  1. Sarah,
    Continuing to pray that everything is fine but you know it is in God’s hands so worry (although as a survivor it isn’t easy) won’t solve anything. I am anxiously awaiting the continuation of Dru and Caleb’s journey but you take whatever time you need and don’t worry a thing about those who are too impatient to wait lol
    Take care of yourself and your family, those are the most important things in the world.

    1. I second what Tonda says…AMEN! We are all so impatient these days, it seems, and want everything RIGHT NOW! But, this is a time for you to relax and take care of yourself, and not be stressed, O.K.? Hugs & Prayers are coming your way, plus prayers for God’s best Blessings! <3

  2. I just sent you a long PM on FB. Prayers for you during the spinal tap, recovery and upcoming MRI. Hugs chickie!

  3. As always, prayers for all of God’s best for you and His peace that passes all understanding. Be blessed today and this week and know He is God…..He’s got it all in His hands.

  4. Will say my rosary for good results today as you under go your spinal tap. I will also offer my daily Mass and COMMUNION FOR the rest of the week that all tests will be negative. May HE hold you in the palms of HIS hands

  5. Just take all the time that you need. Your health is more important than anything else. My prayers for your upcoming tests. Remember God says “Be still and know that I am God” also, He is the Great Physician. I will keep you in my prayers each morning.

  6. I’m sorry that you are going through yet another challenge. I will, as are so many, keep you in my prayers. I will also pray for your family & medical team. You have a wonderful and inspiring attitude. God bless
    you. ?

  7. So. Sorry to hear you continue to have health,issues,Sarah. Is seems even though we are all so blessed, that some of us tend to have more health problems than others.I pray that your test results all come back normal,or with minor,treatable issues. Please know how dearly you are loved by family, friends & readers ( many of us consider ourselves in the ” friend category”,also.)
    Your work is important, but not as much so as you are,friend !With love & PRAYERS for you,Marc & all of you! Your writing can easily be put on hold ,no matter the reason.

  8. Sarah,

    Thank you for sharing with us so we can pray for you! Thank you for your great example of faith and trust in the Lord. You inspire and encourage a great many of us!

  9. Never good to hear such bad things affect such a good, and I must say Talented person. Do what must be done and what needs to be will fall into place. As a dear friend and my Bible study partner tells me, put out big marbles in the jar first and the little ones will fall around them and find room. God bless and continue to give it to Him as you have clearly done.

  10. I’ll be praying that this is nothing, absolutely nothing! Satan, get out of Sarah’s life! So there! You will be fine. I’m declaring that you will be fine. Those doctors are going to find absolutely nothing wrong with you My prayers will be ongoing for you as you wait for results from all these darned tests! Love and hugs and God be with you!

  11. Continuing to remember you and your. Family in prayer especially over the next few days God bless you xx

  12. Don’t sweat it my Buttercup sister/friend! You my dear are no shrinking violet. You arise to things with such faith 😉 I’ve no doubt sweetie that whatever it is you will face it head on. You are amazing and will continue to be. It reminds me of a gospel song by Reba Rambo (I believe) that I used to always sing…
    “One more river to cross. One more mountain to climb. One more valley that I’ve gotta go through leaving my troubles behind. One more battle with the devil then he’ll understand. I’m going through with Jesus hallelujah holding to his nail scared hand…”
    The girl and I love you much! Prayers

  13. I have read an amish spring and summer. The story is great, can’t wait the next book. When you go on Amazon the next book they have as An amish Winter. It should be An Amish Autumon.

  14. My prayers are with you always sweetie! Gods watching over you, he’s got this you will fly through this! Hug’s & <3

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