- Karen Ingalls
- My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.
Friday, February 28, 2014
MAKING A BIRD'S NEST
A very special friend recently sent me a beautiful email in response to reading my book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. His wife passed away a few years ago from ovarian cancer and he comes to our monthly lunch in Orlando.
When she lost her hair she decided to make a bird's nest out of it.
Now it is my turn to make a bird's nest.
Yesterday I learned that the cancer has returned!
It is a tumor in my abdomen near my colon and two nodules in my left lung.
I will have chemotherapy again, starting very soon.
The good news is that the tumors are small and contained.
I ask for your prayers for me, my husband, and family....
In closing, here is the prayer from St. Francis of Assisi that helped support me the first time I faced this ugly and scary challenge:
Lord, help me to live this day quietly, easily.
To lean upon thy great strength trustfully, restfully.
To wait for the unfolding of thy will patiently, serenely.
To meet others peacefully, joyously.
To face tomorrow confidently, courageously.