Saturday, November 29, 2008


What an awesome time with family. My mom and dad, me and the kids went to Mike and Eva's for Thanksgiving. We had 20 some odd people there. Aunts,uncles, cousins, grandparents, even my new GREAT niece. Yes, I admit it I have a GREAT niece. That concept blows my mind. She is by far one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. Michael and Audra, my nephew and his wife, live in Kentucky so this is the first time I have seen the baby since she was born in August. We ate plenty of great food, but beyond that it was fantastic being in the company of people you love so much and know that they love you.

It is now time to get the Christmas wheel turning. This weekend I will be getting out the tree and decorations and getting the place decorated. That will be fun.

Mom and Dad are following the Central Wildcat football team. They just won the quarter final game last night against Acadiana. My brother's two oldest kids are in the band and they are having a great time. If they win one more game they will go to the Superdome for the state playoff game.

Everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend and remember as we enter the busyness of the holiday season to keep first things first. Love you all. RW

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Saints.....

Last night Scott, a friend of mine, and I went with Pastor Don and Eileen to watch the Saints play a Monday night football game against the Green Bay Packers. It was an awesome game and we all had a great time. The Saints won 51-29 in an offensive blowout. It was by far one of the best games the Saints have played this year.

I pray you all have a great holiday season. We are going to Mike and Eva's house for Thanksgiving Dinner. My nephew, his wife and their new 3 month old baby girl, Zoe are in from Kentucky. I can't wait to see them and hold my great niece for the first time. Bryan's off for the week and is taking it easy.

The Lord has brought a precious family from Iraq (a mom and two daughters 19 and 20) into my life. They are so sweet and I have loved getting to know them and helping them, along with many others from Hosanna. We never know what people are going through and even on the other side of the world this family was enduring great pain. But they are here now and maybe even if a little of what I have been through can allow me the compassion to feel what they feel and minister God's love to them then so be it. Thanks for your continued prayers as I still read through and edit the blog. It is a much slower process than I thought, but it is coming along.

Have an awesome Thanksgiving and be blessed my friends. RW

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Just wanted to update you. All the biopsies from my colonoscopy came back negative for cancer but did confirm colitis. Still curious about the regression of the colitis so when I see him in dec I will ask him about it.

Well today is an incredibly beautiful day.

Wanted to update you. Robin

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Well, I had the wonderful colonoscopy. The worst part of it is drinking the lovely drink that so graciously cleans the colon. Thanks to modern medicine and drugs I don't even remember the procedure. So honestly, there is no reason to put off having a colonoscopy if it is time for you to have one. The thought of it is worse than the actual procedure.

Well in 2000 I was diagnosed with ulcertative colitis (inflammation in the colon). It was supposed to have involved 50cm of colon (19.68 inches) then in 2003 a test said it involved 30 cm (11.81 inches). These numbers are significant because over 50 cm can increase you colon cancer risk by 50%. 30 cm or less then you have no more risk than the rest of the population. So since this is a new doc for me, he wanted to see for himself. Also, I have not taken medicine for this condition in over 2 years. He said that only 7 inches of colon was involved 17 cm. So it seems as though the condition is lessening. This is great because once you have UC it does not go away or get better according to the docs. Anyway, I am on some meds to lessen the inflammation. I will see the doc for a follow up visit on Dec 15th.

So if necessary have that colonoscopy and quit putting it off. It is not all that bad, I promise.

Continuing the editing and enjoying the LSU football season. I bought season tickets and have enjoyed being back in Death Valley watching the TIGERS.

later rw

Monday, November 03, 2008

checking in....

Hey everybody!!!! Wanting to welcome you to the holiday season. After October 31 I guess we officially enter the crazy zone of preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I pray that as we enter this time that we would be conscious and purposed to love the people close to us. Let's let the LOVE of God so capture our hearts that we spill it out all around us.

Gayle you can get the book, The Shack at WalMart. It is a great read. Church yesterday was awesome. God is directing and we are following. How sweet it is.

I am having a check-up colonoscopy tomorrow so keep me in your prayers. In 2000 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon). Two year ago when George and I were in Texas, we went to a church where a man was speaking. He was used as a prophet. He called George and I out and had a word for us. As he was finishing, he looked at me and said, "Mam, you have a cliche in your digestive system and God is healing you even tonight your healing is coming." So stand with me and believe that this colonscopy will confirm in the natural the spoken word of God. I believe, because although there is no known cause and no known cure for this condition God can do the impossible and heal in an instant. I will keep you updated. I have not taken medicine for the condition in over 2 years. This is just a routine test, I am not having any problems.

Love you all. RW