Thursday, December 30, 2010


Whew! Another year in the history books. There have been political scandals, natural disasters, elections, etc. My year in review looks like this...

I was awarded the Spirit of First Protective award
One week later I found out I had terminal cancer
Andrew made Lance Corporal in USMC
Allie graduated with honors from UWA and after much pleading she agreed to move home for awhile.
Andrew left for a two year stint in Okinawa Japan, the same day Allie turned 22.
Went on a "girls weekend" with my daughter, sisters and nieces and laughed until I couldn't breathe.
Spent "football saturdays" with wonderful friends!
Closed down the "chick" every Wednesday night after church.
Held my breath as Andrew's squadron went to the a typhoon!
Cooked our Thanksgiving meal with Allie
Spent a fabulous few days with Steve in Nashville.
Enjoyed Christmas with Steve, Allie and Ryan but missed Andrew like crazy!
Turned in my disability notice...
and tomorrow will become an empty nester again.

oh yeah, and in the midst of all that I had about 16 chemo treatments. I have also laughed, cried, worshiped, prayed, sang, loved, rejoiced and lived. Indeed it has been a very good year!

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9

Happy New Year!
Amy Lou

1 comment:

  1. I love you Amy Ellis! You are an inspiration and a delight to me. Just reading your year in review and your take on it makes me feel like you are a kindred spirit. "The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."