Our summer vacation…..just before the revelation.
Hi! My name is Wanda…..aka Wandawoman…. (college nickname and … I love working with youth… it just fits) That should explain it… anyway…
THEN: I love this picture that you see. It is of my family… (Grant, Joy and my husband… Chuck) We were vacationing in Navarre , Florida when this was taken by some sweet stranger on the beach. Yes… I will never forget this trip.. not just because it is SO hard to get a good picture of two teenagers EARLY in the morning.. AND the sun was in our eyes….CLICK! Now how hard is that??? But, seriously….. I knew something was brewing inside of my ear… I had hoped it would just be a BAD case of earwax! Now, I know….
TODAY: It is a beautiful fall … Sunday afternoon. The air is turning crisp and my taste buds are gravitating to things with pumpkin spice and anything with caramel. Football is on in the other room and I am enjoying this season of “calm”.. as I know a storm is on the horizon.
I am glad you came to my blog…. ! Thanks… I hope you can stay around. I never dreamed I would have one. I have never been interested in blogs until the week after I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma. I will never forget the morning I decided to “peek” into the blogs of what other people have blogged about as I thought I could learn from their experience and they have had the surgery…..I wanted to get my heart ready for what my brain was going to experience….
My heart stopped!…. My eyes filled with tears… I could only look at two blogs and I HAD to stop! They were so full “WHY ME’s”, bad attitudes and horrible pictures!! I had to shut down the computer and run away…
My surgery is set … December. … 17.. 2013….( Acoustic Neuromas are benign and grow really slowly.) There is no danger of waiting 78 days… 14 hours and 5 minutes …but who is counting?? There is never a good time for brain surgery…so December is the best we have.
I am a 3rd grade teacher of the greatest students in the land! They are amazing! I love them so much and I am looking forward to sharing this journey with them.
I have titled this blog ” under the BRAINbow”…because I am a Christian… and I love the Lord with all of my heart. God puts rainbows in the sky after it rains to show everyone on earth His covenant promises. Well, I am ready to walk directly into this storm… and through this blog , I will testify to the ways He is so FAITHFUL!
I am sure there will be the good, the bad and the ugly… but isn’t that life?
So, let’s put on our galoshes , raincoats and hat…. and walk with me!
If you have an Acoustic Neuroma and you have a blog… and you somehow found mine… LET ME KNOW! I want to encourage and BE encouraged! I need you!
I teach at Westminster Christian Academy….I pray ALL of my thoughts and heartfelt words reflect my Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ. They do not necessarily reflect the sweet school that I work at. This is just a disclaimer… (now a disclaimer for the disclaimer…I do hope that EVERYTHING I do and say would be a good representation for WCA. I love my school!)