Hello blog world and virtual family! Man, where to even begin. The last month has been packed full to the brim, I mean overflowing with news and happenings.
So to keep from writing a book, I will give you a general overview of life lately. Number one thing is, I GOT MARRIED! Yep, married the love of my life Adam Palm on August 27th. It was fast and furious. But hey, when you know you know. After all we’ve been through together it was the perfect next move for us. Then we went on a 10 day honeymoon to Costa Rica, man what a blast! It was a beautiful trip and such a nice way to relax and recoup after the wedding craziness. Then we had one day before we left for Seattle. In that one day we looked at what felt like a bajillion houses, feeling discouraged at Klamath’s rental market we left for Seattle thinking we’d never find a home.
In Seattle I had my routine scan and blood test, although this time we got to attend the Merkel dinner. Man, what an awesome event. To think that I attended last year as a girl in the midst of radiation and I got to return as a married woman and a survivor of 1 year. God is GOOD. The dinner was awesome. I adore seeing my Merkel family like Rose, Jim, Steve, Phyllis, Carol, and Don. It’s an amazing feeling to look around the room ( even though it’s mostly old white guys) and see people that know exactly what I’m going through. It’s a room full of hope. Hope that we can all fight this, hope in that we have all fought this and as long as we sit at the dinner table we are winning. Everyone remembered me as the “girl who spoke last year”. I mean I kind of stand out, being the youngest and a woman. My scans came back clear! Man what a huge weight lifted. Tumor free for another 3 months. When the doctors left the room Adam leapt up in excitement, it’s so cool to have my best friend by my side for life.
So now I am in Klamath Falls, man it’s just a black hole! It’s the town you vow to leave but always come back too. Adam and I ended up finding the cutest little rental. Well, cute now. It’s an old house with some, let’s just say “character”. But it’s a good starter home. Adam is starting work as a substitute and he starts EMT classes at the end of this month. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet, photography is in full swing and God has blessed the business a lot! It’s so nice to be doing “real” life. Having 3 months of peace is the best feeling in the world. God has been so gracious to us during the first month of our marriage. People have been extremely generous and very helpful. I will never cease to be amazed at how God uses community to enrich my life. Thank you for being there for me through EVERYTHING. And for hanging in there as I let the craziness of life affect my blogging. God is showing me that it’s important to share our lives with one another. The good and the bad. Every part, and so I want to challenge myself to share the good with you guys. It’s easier for me to write about the bad, and the hard times. But boy right now the times are good and I want to PRAISE God with you all!
Here’s to the next chapter of the Merkel Miracle, starting as Mrs. Palm.