Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer's Around the Corner

School is out for another year at ACS. I've been thinking today about the students cleaning out their desks and teachers taking down the bulletin boards of another school year. I was happy to be able to send a "summer message" via video this morning to the students in their "end-of-the-year" chapel. And now it's summer break - I wish I could have the summer break, too. I don't look forward to 5 weeks of radiation. I want this cancer stuff to be done - but I will press on and hope the pain subsides. Yesterday and overnight were not good - the pain persists and I can't keep it under control unless I double up on pain medication. Maybe the pain is my body's way of cleaning out the chemo drugs.
Please keep praying for freedom from pain, and patience to endure. And I know I'll be alright because God's right here - He makes the sun peek out from around the clouds.
I'm going outside to pick up my mail now.

Hopeful in Him,


  1. Miss. Elgersma, the school year was not the same without you!!

  2. My thoughts continue to be with you Sandra...may God shine all his love down on you in these trying days! xoxox

  3. Sandra,
    Thanks for sharing your emotional message with us at chapel yesterday. Once again, you have shown your students how much you care for them and how much you lean on God. You are an amazing witness. We'll keep praying!

  4. You are in our thoughts & prayers, Sandra. We pray that you will feel God holding you in the hollow of his hand and feel relief from your pain. Strength, as you start radiation, eh?
    Love, Paul & Cindy

  5. Praying for you from Vietnam!