My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

18 October 2007

off to Orlando, FL

This weekend I am heading to Orlando to visit my good friend Kimberly. You might remember her from my wedding. (See picture. I intend on getting some more updated photos this weekend.) Kimberly and I lived and worked together in China, and during that time became very good friends. Its funny, too, because the first time we met, we each had a pretty distinct dislike for the other. I'm always amused at what shared experiences with foreign food, a strange culture, and intense ministry situations can do for a relationship. It took us almost the entire first year we worked together to forge a truly deep friendship, but the time and effort resulted in one of the dearest relationships I can claim.

Kimberly works for the Jesus Film, a well-known division of Campus Crusade for Christ. For the last couple of years she has been leading trips into remote areas of various countries in the Middle East and Africa to show the Jesus Film. Not long ago their Mission Viejo office was dissolved and moved to CCC headquarters in Orlando. Unfortunately for me, Kimberly was moved along with her office equipment. And so, though we're no longer separated by an ocean, we're now separated by the entire span of the United States.

This evening I hop on a Delta Air flight at 10:20 p.m. and fly overnight, non-stop fortunately, to Orlando. I arrive at 6:00 a.m. Florida time. Thunderstorms are expected Friday and Saturday. The weather all weekend is expected to be in the high 80s/low 90s (click on the link for proof). And humid. I don't care for humid. But, so it goes. At least I can pull out my summer clothes one last time this year.

I will also get to see an old friend from college, Darcy, while I'm in town. She and I were really good friends in college. After she graduated, she joined staff with CCC, and not long after that they moved her and her husband Brent to headquarters in Orlando. I'm looking forward to catching up with them as well.

I'm very much looking forward to my trip. There was a time when I was on an airplane about every three months, going somewhere for something, but now its been a long time since I've done anything like this. Please pray for event-free travel for me, good connection time for me and Kimberly and Darcy, and a not-too-lonely weekend for Caleb. I'll be gone four days and four nights, not returning until 9:30 Monday night.

If I don't have time to update this over the weekend, you can be sure I will once I return.


Michelle said...

Have fun Heidi! And thank you for the votive holders, I haven't even had a chance to take a look at them but I appreciate so much that you brought them. :)

Robin Reed said...

Have a great time Heidi! And say hi to Brent and Darcy for us - it's been a long time