All Aboard!

Dear Good, Kind, Loving Friends and Family,

Today is the day that we Bradfords decided it’s time to put chaos behind us.  We’ve spent enough time here at the first stop of the ‘brain tumor circuit’ and it’s time now to pull out.    Hopefully the second stop will be easier to make sense of than the first one. (Bet ya didn’t know that chaos was the first stop on the tour!  We only just learned that ourselves.)

Now, when I say ‘chaos’ I’m not talking about a small adjustment here and there.  I’m talking about the chaos you find at a small Eastern European airport.  Nothing works unless it works poorly.  There’s no way to maintain any sense of direction — so you can only guess where to go, how to go, why to go, or if to go.  I’ve spent the last two weeks — in fact, all the Bradfords have spent the last two weeks — in a world of confusion.  Two weeks in chaos, but that’s about to come to an end because this morning we held a meeting of the ‘Keep Pam Well’ committee and decided that we’re going to start to make some sense of this weird and wonderful trip we’re all on.

The essential ingredient is communication — we need all of you, so we want you all to know what we need.  We need  you to know when we need to be quiet.  So, please, no calls or visits between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am.  Second, we need prayer — and while you’re praying for me, send some special prayers for my co-partners in the journey: my wonderful daughter Liqa and my earnest (and sometimes frustrating!) husband Paul.

Well, I guess I really don’t have a lot to say, sothat’s it for now.  You’ll be hearing from me again soon.  I love you all!

Pam

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About pamvbradford

I am a fifty seven year old banker specializing in government banking. I have a beautiful twenty-one year old daughter and a wonderful husband. My husband and I recently downsized, and purchased a beautiful condo in Watertown MA. We love our new home. I know I am a very fortunate person. I am surrounded by supportive family members, by supportive coworkers and by the marvelous support of our faith community at Sacred Heart Parish in Lexington MA. As the Psalm says, "There is nothing that I lack." My whole life changed on July 18, 2012 when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The news came from out of the blue. My tumor was removed by the marvelous Dr. Mark Johnson and his wonderful team of surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The surgery truly was a miracle. I couldn't possibly have gotten better care. Now the 'easy' part is over. The tough part is to learn to walk with God in the midst of danger and surprise. My mood shifts from gratitude to fear and back again but I know God has a purpose for me. There's a reason I didn't die on the operating table. There's something that God wants me to do. This blog is my effort to share with others, with all of you, what it is that I am learning as I put one foot ahead of the other, live each day as it comes, and discover what it is that God has to teach me. Your prayers keep me going. Your love comforts me. Your knowledge and faith guide and teach me. God bless you all!
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4 Responses to All Aboard!

  1. Harry and Kim Curtis says:

    I love a strong woman!! I have been asking Harry about you and glad he forwarded this…now I can walk beside you in your journey (or sit behind this computer while you sit behind yours) and hope you are receiving a (((((vibe)))) that your army of warriors are here for you and we have begun to fight with prayers, positive thoughts, and lots of love and admiration. March on Commander!!
    God Bless,
    Kim C

  2. Julie Lancaster says:

    I am on board! Let me know what to do.
    I had a pleasant experience today. Someone I know from Garden club told me they prayed for you at her church today. I was so surprised. Also, Todd and family were here for supper. I asked if he was in touch with you. He said he was waiting for a skype address so he can skype you o. Is something you want to do
    Love, Julie

  3. Kathleen Flett says:

    So glad to hear that your leaving the land of Chaos! It’s a miserable place! I’m so very proud of you and I will continue to pray for you and your “travel companions.” Love, Kathy

  4. Karyn Brownell says:

    Love you! xoxoxo Karyn

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