Hi, My name is Denise. I am married to Norm and we have three children, two cats 🐈🐈, six rats🐀🐁🐭🐀🐁🐭, and one hamster🐹. In my spare time I love to read 📖, write ✍️, digitally scrapbook 👩💻, bird-watch 🐦, take photos 📷 and spend time in my flower gardens 🌻.
Infertility was a struggle we dealt with as well as miscarriage but God blessed us with three beautiful children.👪
In the fall of 2008 I was diagnosed with Stage 3a Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer. After a complete hysterectomy, I started out 2009 receiving three months of inpatient chemotherapy. There has been no evidence of the disease since then. More recently our family has dealt with my husband’s diverticulitis and I suffered various issues caused or enhanced by the chemotherapy.
In 2011 our family experienced another tragedy where we were hit with massive flooding, severely damaging our home and causing us to flee. We lived elsewhere for six months until our home was repaired.
Through it all, our church family, intermediate family and friends have been our rock and we could not have gone through it without them.
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:1-2