Linkin' Up the Monkey Minute  

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I'm a bad boy, and I've done the link up so late in the day. For that I'm truly sorry...We all know that this is a special Monkey Minute. It's all about the Monkey. Michelle's Little Monkey to be more specific. Her little one is fighting an ugly thing, and she needs everybody to offer up some prayer and good wishes. So don't dawdle around, if you have the inside track with the big guy upstairs. Do your part and let her know you are thinking of her little monkey...

Here are this weeks questions...

1 - How old do you act?
Welllllll...I act about 12 at home and about 70 at work..

2 - As far back as you can remember, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher...Pffft....I didn't realize I would need to go to so much school to work in the school though.

3 - If you were to write a book based on your life, what would the title be?
The Comeback Kid!

4 - What's something that you do that's considered "childish" by most?
Childish and gross...My brother and I and my sister for that matter "blow" burps at each other...lol

5 - The last question isn't a question. Write a story of a time of when you or someone you know overcame great adversity.
I unfortunately have many of these..I'm gonna pick my mom's story though...My mom was ill for many years and they couldn't quite figure out what was wrong with her. She had terrible itching all the time, and couldn't wear any clothing but pure cotton. She was told to try not eating wheat, no salt, and every other possible thing that adds flavor to your food. Finally after about 3 years of doctor's visits and a number of possible solutions, she got a doctor who told her that she had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. By this time my mother was in the hospital with pneumonia. Her lungs were filling up with fluid and they had to drain them. She was scared that first time they drained them. She learned to dread that procedure the other three times they did it. She was finally healthy enough to leave the hospital, and after a short stint at home for complete recovery, she began her chemotherapy. For 1 year my mom went down to the outpatient center and received chemo three times a week then 4 times a week, then a week off and start again. She lost a good deal of her hair, and although she was scared out of her mind, she always managed to ask us how WE were doing. After a year of treatment it was decided that she was in remission. She has been going back regularly for check-ups since and to date she hasn't had a problem again. Her hair grew back and mom is healthy once again. I talk about hope a lot and this is one of the reasons for that. Mom is a firm believer that good things happen if you beleive they can. Hope starts there.

So to Michelle I say, Keep the faith and keep hoping. We are all praying for your little monkey. Good things are coming her way....Now drop by her site and give her some support...


And even though I'm so darned late getting this out...Go check out IAN and check out his answers he doesn't ever fail to deliver....

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11 comments

Praying for Monkey. Your mom is one brave soul! Best wishes to her.

May 10, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Ms. Anthropy...Thanks she is indeed one brave soul...and one very strong in her faith..I too am praying for Monkey :)

May 10, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Your mom is an amazing woman... I don't know how people manage to be positive and keep going under those circumstances. I admire that.

May 10, 2010 at 8:54 PM

To put it in the words of my old manager at Carl's Jr. Mom is Aces :)

May 10, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Great post! I am a twelve year old at home too! At work I try to be my age but usually my iPod is up really loud and I am a 21 year old roadie. LOL

May 11, 2010 at 2:21 AM

Such a heartbreaking story about Monkey. It is so nice of you to post your support with the link.

May 11, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Yeah, Jerry and Kristy and now Bendigo..you guys are all 12 years-old ?!? Now that's scary..!:P I didn't know that about your mother..I'm so glad she pulled through; she already looked like an amazing woman in your last post for Mother's Day and now, we can add BRAVE, courageous, and strong to her long list of qualities..! Incredible.

May 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM

we are all twelve at heart, but can you imagine how fun we would be at a party :)

May 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Thanks for sharing . Praying!

May 12, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Blessings to your mom! I hope I can be as strong as she is when I am called upon to do so.

May 14, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Lisa Marie, I'm quite sure you have already been that strong and then some. I have followed your story long enough to know you have what it takes :)

May 14, 2010 at 3:53 PM

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