Thursday, October 25, 2012

::Update on Ang::

Another update from Ang's sister. Ang had surgery today!!

The news from Angela’s surgery is incredibly positive! She has been awake and talking and moving her head and eyes. Jason said she is “doing awesome.” She will be in the Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) until tomorrow morning and then in the hospital for 2-3 days after that. She is feeling good,but not ready for a lot of visitors at this point.

One of our concerns had been that the tumor was close to her vision center,but after the surgery,the doctor said her vision should be fine,which is wonderful news! He felt like he was able to remove all of the tumor,and when asked how the surgery went on a scale of 1-10,he said it was a 10! By the time Angela completes the radiation stuff when she returns in 4-6 weeks,he said her percentage for having this particular tumor all taken care of will be in the high nineties. We could not ask for better news! We feel VERY blessed and want to thank you again for your fasting and prayers! Let’s continue to pray for her recovery!

Christina (Angela's Sister)
Monday, October 22, 2012

::Update on Ang::

This was posted on the caring bridge website from Ang's sister Christina! I will update it here so my family can read it as well...Cancer hits a big spot on my side! We love you Ang!!

"Like a champion, Angela is set to face another round with cancer. We had hoped after all she had been through that her battle with it was over, but on Tuesday, October 16th, our hearts sank when we received the news that the MRIs showed two spots of cancer on her brain -- one in the front, one in the back, both on the right side. She will be returning to Huntsman's tomorrow to begin some pre-surgery mapping and testing, with more testing on Wednesday and surgery on Thursday. Her doctors are optimistic that both spots can safely be removed, and they have been very positive about some treatment options as she moves forward. In the past few years, a new medication has been developed that has shown some very positive results, so that is encouraging. Right now, it is about taking it one step at a time, so we are focused on getting her through surgery on Thursday."
Written by: Christina
Thursday, October 18, 2012


This is my sister & brother in law. Angela & Jason Mecham. They have 4 young kids. She has cancer for a 2nd time. It is in her brain. What I do know is there are 2 spots, one smaller than a baby marshmallow & the other about three times that. I don't really know a lot about what is going on, I will update that when I can talk more to the family. We just found out a couple days ago. We are doing a fast for any one that follows this on Sunday, she has surgery on Thursday. I will have an update about exactly what this battle is & what will be happening. Since Grandma passing & reading so many blogs on people with cancer it really lifts me up & I think it helps those that struggle to know they aren't the only ones out there. I HATE Cancer. It sucks & it hurts. Ang is a fighter just like anyone else who battles this monster. We love ya Ang!! #prayersforang These next few quotes were inspiring to me so I thought I'd share & inspire to! "I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make,and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those prayers down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives." ~Peter Kreeft,Professor of Philosophy, Boston College "In the hectic, pressure-filled schedules you face,I . . . know how easy it is to let prayer slip. Some of you hit the snooze button on your alarm clocks,thinking you can eke out just another minute or two of sleep,then jerk awake realizing that you are going to be late for school or work. On such mornings,prayer gets pushed aside,perhaps with a feeble promise to yourself that you will do better tomorrow. Put the alarm clock where you can't reach it from bed; that will solve this problem. Sometimes you return home late at night,exhausted and eager to collapse into bed. You may go through the motions of prayer in a perfunctory and superficial manner,but that is not the kind of prayer that helps us conquer Satan. "I know many of you live in apartments where you have four or five roommates. The television or stereo may be on day and night. People talk loudly enough that even in your bedroom you can hear them clearly. There is laughter,noise, interruptions. In such circumstances it is a challenge to find a time and a place where you can be alone with your Heavenly Father. The Savior spoke of entering our closets to pray (see Matthew 6:6),suggesting the importance of privacy and quiet when we talk with God. For most of you, your closets will not allow this to happen,so you need to find a time and place where you can be alone with the Lord and pour out your heart to Him,that you might add strength and power to your spiritual lives." M. Russell Ballard, "Be Strong in the Lord, and in the Power of His Might" (CES fireside for young adults, March 3, 2002), 2–3 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding". “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths". (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Monday, October 15, 2012

::Having a Rough One..::

Right makes me happy & secure to know that my babies will never get mad at me for the mistakes I make. I love them so much. I have no idea what I would do without my boys to lift me up & make me laugh when I most need it.


I have always wondered when my babies are looking off to the corner if it could be our loved ones checking in on us...when they are smiling in their sleep, if they are off playing with them somewhere in their dreams or like this picture..if when they laugh for no apparent reason they are right there in front of these sweet sweet babies playing & entertaining...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

::the little things::

I sometimes have such a hard time with this. Some days I feel like it is the hardest thing to juggle two kids. Reality's not. Its still fairly easy. But.. when I have one screaming & hungry in one arm & the other tugging at my pant leg because he wants to tell you what the dirt bike rider is trying to drive up the "ladder" {ramp} & he is out of gas & wants help to find the gas can...I tend to pay more attention to Wyatt & make a bottle instead of pay attention to Carter's dirt bike catastrophe. It's not right & not very motherly. I need to take the time to listen to all of Carters imaginary stories! They are entertaining & he gets so into it the first time he tells me. The 2nd 3rd & 4th time he just ends up saying nevermind. It's a hard transition to get a younger sibiling. Carter got all my attention for 1.5 years. Now he doesn't & can't quite split up the time with Wyatt. Carter is seriously only 2. I hate that I get upset with him when he can clearly hear his brother screaming but still bugs me for my attention....

My little brother not only ignores us when he ask him questions about girls but he blantely avoids us when we know he has gone out with a girl. I get so discouraged knowing he's not comfortable telling us about these girls.

I want my boys to tell me what is going on & who they are dating & what their relationship is like with the girl....

I need to take two seconds and listen to the boys now, so they don't avoid me in the future!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

::Marriage Advice Desperately Needed::

As much as possible, put yourself in your mate's shoes and see things from his or her perspective. Keep an open mind and be willing to adapt.

Lately I have felt like I just cannot keep this house clean, organized ....anything. It has been a constant struggle. When Trev comes home I can't help but think that in his head he thinks I am the worst. Example..{kinda embarrassing but whatever} 1. Trevor is on nights...I HATE NIGHT SHIFTS. 2. We go to my mom's while he is sleeping so he can at least function all night at work. That means I don't get to do house work till 5...which means my house looks like a tornado hits it every day. 3. By that time my boys are ready for dinner, baths & then bed time sneaks up so I still can't do much but kitchen & laundry. So frustrating. So here is my example of why I feel like a failure housewife...I piled all the laundry on my bed yesterday so I could fold it at least before I went to bed {I thought to myself if it's on my bed I will HAVE to fold it} didn't happen. I put Wyatt to sleep, snuggled Carter, woke up with Carter still drooling all over me at MIDNIGHT. Needless to say when Trev got home this morning @ 8 I had Wyatt in my bed {no-no} & laundry pushed over against the wall still piled on my bed. Yeah...that's right people I slept with my laundry. Can you say PATHETIC.

Now you get it...I have got to do better with this house cleaning thing. If it was me coming home to a tornado house after working a 12 hour shift I would be livid.

Trev does so much for our family. He gets up so early to start his 16 hour day & works his butt off just so I can stay home to raise our boys. The least I could do is make sure he has a nice hot meal & a clean house to come home to.