Sunday, May 15, 2011

Austin Bound

So it's officially public.  We are moving to Austin in June.  Some of you have known for awhile and some of you are just finding out.  We hate to leave our family and friends, but we really feel like this is where God is leading us.

This move is bitter-sweet for us.  We are excited to move to a new place, but we're sad to leave everything we know and love in Dallas. We have been so blessed to have such a great community of friends around us and you have each impacted us greatly.   

As two Red Raiders it won't be easy moving to Longhorn country. Although we are certain that we will receive grief, we will wear our red and black with pride.  And will just say no to burnt orange.  Plus it doesn't hurt that Tech plays Texas in Austin this fall. 

A few weeks ago we went down to Austin and put a deposit down on an apartment.  After looking at more apartments than we care to remember, we finally found one that worked for us.  I am so excited to decorate, especially since I wasn't able to do everything I wanted in the apartment we live in currently.  

Thanks to several Austin fans we are excited to try all the local food places like Salt Lick, Kerby's Lane, and many more!  Plus, with all of the live music that Austin has we look forward to exploring our new home.  And really, how can you not be excited about a place that has signs like this...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The big "C"

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

As some of you know my grandmother's (Nanny) cancer came back in the fall of 2010.   She beat breast cancer two years ago, but we got the news about it coming back a few months before Tyler and I's wedding.  Devastation can't begin to descibe the way I felt when my parents told me.  But my family tried to stay strong and positive until we knew more.  A doctor found a spot on her skull.  After surgery the doctor recommended chemo and radiation to get the spots they could not remove.

Thursday afternoon my Mom called me and told me that Nanny's test results came in and the cancer has NOT spread, the spots she had have SHRUNK and her back (that she broke) is HEALING.  Praise God! The treatment is working! I can't tell you how exciting this news was.  It is truly an answered prayer. My Nanny is such a rockstar and if anyone can beat cancer it's her!  She is a true inspiration.

Through this experience God has shown me his faithfulness and how powerful prayer is.  We are continuing to pray that the treatment keeps working and that Nanny stays strong through this process.  My prayer tonight is that if you are going through a tough time that you can trust Jesus and tell him what you're going through.

One more thing:
In honor of mother's day this weekend I just want to say how thankful I am to have such a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother!  You both are amazing women and your strength and dedication to our family means more to me than I can express.  I love you both so much and hope to be half the mothers you were one day.

<3 Meghan