Remembering Ellie

A plane is on its way to Toronto , when a blonde in
economy class gets up, and moves to the first class
section and sits down.

The flight attendant watches her do this, and asks
to see her ticket. She then tells the blonde that
she paid for economy class, and that she will have
 to sit in the back. The blonde replies, “I’m blonde,
 I’m beautiful, I’m going to Toronto and I’m staying
right here.”
The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells
the pilot and the co-pilot that there is a blonde
lady sitting in first class, that belongs in
economy, and won’t move back to her seat.

The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to
explain that because she only paid for economy
she will have to leave and return to her seat.

The blonde replies, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m
going to Toronto and I’m staying right here.”

The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should
have the police waiting when they land to arrest
this blonde woman who won’t listen to reason.

The pilot says, “You say she is a blonde? I’ll
handle this, I’m married to a blonde. I speak blonde.”

He goes back to the blonde and whispers in her ear,
and she says, “Oh, I’m sorry.” and gets up and goes
back to her seat in economy..

The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and
asked him what he said to make her move without
any fuss.

“I told her, “First class isn’t going to Toronto “.
Adding to my list of “Cancer Fightin’ Words”:
–“Every day I beat my previous record for number of consecutive days I’ve stayed alive.” (Andi)
–“NED” (NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE) is my 2nd middle name: Paula Victoria NED Oliver, that’s me. 🙂
Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…” From James 1:7   One Thousand Gifts

681. Memories of sweet little Ellie Skees  who ran to Jesus whom she loved  4 years ago today on 12/19/07.  She enjoyed this rendition of “Over the Rainbow” by Iz  (me too) which was played at her memorial service:
682. Thinking about Heaven as I looked through some old posts in Ellie’s blog today:
“No one’s in a hurry. There’s no schedule to keep.
We’re all enjoying Jesus, just sitting at His feet.

If you could see me now, I’m walking streets of gold.
If you could see me now, I’m standing strong and whole.
If you could see me now, you’d know I’ve seen His face.
If you could see me now, you’d know the pain is erased.

You wouldn’t want me to ever leave this place, If you could only see me now.

My light and temporary trials have worked out for my good,
To know it brought Him glory when I misunderstood.
Though we’ve had our sorrows, they can never compare.
What Jesus has in store for us, no language can share.

You wouldn’t want me to ever leave this perfect place

If you could only see me now
If you could see me now
If you could only see me now”
“Look for Me At Jesus Feet”

Don’t wait near the gates of pearl,
Don’t wait on the streets of gold,
Don’t wait by the walls of jasper,
Nor among the many sites untold,
For the precious Holy One to see,
And there I’ll be through the countless ages,
Wait for me at Jesus feet.
Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith and winged by prayer,
Heaven’s eternal day’s before thee,
God’s own hand shall guide thee there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.
683. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
I and my Father are one.
John 10: 27-30
684. Just three more radiation treatments to go.  Hooray that I’ll be finished on 12/22!

685. Someone is secretly leaving “On the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc days of Christmas” surprises for the girls by our door each morning.  It warms my Mama heart to watch their delight.  Thank You Lord, for this dear gesture of love and care by somebody very special–we have no idea who is doing such a kind thing. 🙂
Specific prayer requests:

-Joy, Hannah, and I have been fighting a respiratory bug a couple weeks.  The girls are almost over it.  I no longer have a fever but am coughing a lot and still have lung congestion after antibiotics.  It’s probably a virus. 

-Joy is also sick with vomiting and diarrhea–for speedy healing and that the rest of us won’t catch it
-Increasing  burns and swelling in my chest from the radiation: (I’ve been  using liberal amounts of perscription burn cream for weeks)
-That the biopsy of my right breast tomorrow afternoon will go smoothly.  There is a very real possibility that it will be A-OK which is what I am rooting for.  If it is not, that I will be brave and strong and resting in God’s suficient grace..

–For God’s complete healing of cancer according to His will and time table.

–God’s comfort for Ellie’s parents and brother on this 4th anniversary of her death

–For healing of my left arm.  It continues to be a problem but I am very thankful for the help that I am getting from an occupational therapist and a TENS unit

2 thoughts on “Remembering Ellie

  1. You are an amazing woman. . . sister . . . mom . . . . warrior . . . .12/22 is just around the corner! I pray for a smooth biopsy and a non impressive pathology report . . . Paula you have grace in amazing amounts. . .we love and pray for you daily!


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