Prov. 31:25

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

Hi! My name is Jenny. I have been married to my best friend for 33 years, I have two wonderful children and on June 30, 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am determined to get well and I know that with the strength my Lord provides and the love and support of my family and friends, that will happen. The road to healing is a difficult one… however I strive to be thankful for the blessings I have, to find joy in every day and maybe in some small way be a blessing to those I come in contact with. The support and encouragement that I find on this blog makes my heart smile and helps me to realize that I am not alone. All of you are so much appreciated and help me more than you will ever know. So thanks for stopping by....if you would like please leave a comment after my post....I would love to hear from you.

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Special Easter Message

Hello and Happy Good Friday to everyone. As we celebrate the Good News this weekend, my grandparents (Jenny's mother and father) wanted to share with her a very special message of their own here on the blog as a special surprise for Easter.

Thank you Ma & Pa for such a wonderful surprise for Mom.

Wishing everyone a "hopping" Happy Easter!
Andrew (Jenny's Son)

March 22nd, 2016 
Dear Jenny, 
This blog post is very late in coming, but Dad and I wanted to be a part of it for Easter, so here goes… 
You talked about the little moments in life that are so special. Believe me, a huge moment for us happened on August 11th 1962 when you were born at St. Joseph’s hospital where your Grandma Hahn worked as a nurse and your Aunt Doris worked in the nursery. Dad and I were in awe of this tiny baby girl who weighed 5.5 pounds and had reddish hair. You were strong and came home with us five days later.
Your bed for several weeks was a small portable car bed because you were so small you slept in our room where we could watch you (almost constantly) and I could easily feed you. We were so excited to have our first baby and we named her Jennifer Louise Haar.
Your Dad and I were now parents who were scared to death learning what to do for you so you would be OK. Well, we found out you have been more than OK all of your life, even now when you have cancer. 
Watching you grow from infancy to childhood, to become a teen and young adult and then a married woman has given us the most wonderful memories which we have treasured forever. 
Your brother, Jon, came two years later in 1964 and our family was complete.

Your baptism, your confirmation, your faith and love for your Savior, Jesus Christ has been a part of your life every single moment. You grew up to be a responsible adult who loved her family, her friends and then you met your wonderful husband, Scott at college. You had two children and Andrew and Emily (whom we love dearly) became the center of your lives. You were an excellent teacher, a beautiful bride, an exceptional wife and mother and you and Scott raised your children like you both were raised. We were positive now, that you were very much OK. 
The love you have for not only your family, your parents, your friends, but you show love to anyone you meet and try to make them feel good no matter the place or circumstance. God made you that way, Jenny, and He knows your situation and He is with you every step of the way. Your positive outlook and attitude has not only helped you on your way to win this battle, but you show others an example that they can follow. 
Every single moment you have lived, Jenny, has been a milestone for you and for us and we know this “Bend In The Road” will straighten out soon, and you will have conquered cancer, because the Lord is with you. 
You will be our “little girl” who has been an angel to many whose lives are better because of you. 
God Bless you dear daughter. We love you more than you will ever know and as we celebrate this Easter and the message of our Savior’s Resurrection, we know and understand what this life is all about and also what we have to look forward to when we go to our heavenly home. 
Thank you dear Lord for giving us Jenny. We love you so much. 
Mom and Dad