Monday, April 11, 2011


This weekend we went down to Charlottesville to visit our sons and attend one of their concerts at UVA. On our 2nd day we went wine tasting at Barboursville Winery where the dogwood were blooming and where I took these photo shots of the ruins and beautiful countryside there (ruins are in the background). I know that the title of this post is Restless, and I don't look very restless in this photo (well, this was taken after about 2 glasses of wine!) I had my MRI Friday afternoon, and while I should be a pro at this now, I do get restless every time, waiting on results (update below). It was a good thing we went away for the weekend where I could distract myself and enjoy my family.
My doctor chose MRI  imaging for me this time since mammography is not the best choice of diagnostics in pre-menopausal women.  It also exposes me to unnecessary radiation, whereas MRI does not.  Mammography still has its place, and I will still undergo that in the fall. 
I am posting this song below,  from the concert, called Restless, where Curtis sings back up vocals. It took everything within me not to cry my eyes out as this song was sung. I knew God had that song for me...hand picked just for me - a message meant just for me.  He was reminding me that He wants to be more to me than simply my eternal salvation. He wants to be the keeper of my restless heart, my unsettled soul where fear lies and He wants to bathe my spirit in peace if only I would just let Him. I thank CHoosE (Christian HOOS exalt) for their faith, their willingness, their transparency, and their servant hearts being used by God in their college culture to shine God's love to hurting people. God Bless you!  Update:
MRI showed only a few benign cysts and recommends follow up mammogram in 4 months.Yeah!


  1. What lovely, angelic voices. I've never heard this song before -- Restless. But the song (also) describes me so well. Since all this happened to me, I keep restlessly looking and seeking for something that I can not describe in real words. Thank you for taking the time to upload and share. I hope you keep receiving positive MRIs for the rest of your life. -Megan-

  2. You are so right on about the being restless. It seems to come over me about every 6 months -- when it's time for more tests, a mammogram, or a PET scan, or just blood work. It seems to go in cycles. The song is so beautiful, thank you for that. The Keeper of Restless Hearts!!! I really like that, and I can almost feel a poem or something in those words. I'm so glad your MRI was clean!

    And thank you for taking the time to make my necklace for me. I haven't taken it off since it came. It IS by His grace alone that we are given each and every day. I only wish I had learned that earlier in my life!