Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Everything is Okay ...

Everything is Okay ...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

I have been under the weather, and now ... I feel much better.  I don't complain whenever I get sick ... why?

Because I'm lucky to be here ... lucky to be living in the first place.  I do sometimes, cry when I am feeling extra pain.  I'm just not perfect at all.  But, I don't complain ... whine 'woe is me, why me?'

I am a 16 year survivor of non-Hodgkins lymphoma ... I shouldn't be here today.  Can you imagine how I felt when the oncologist told me those very words several months ago?  I know I am fortunate to have another chance at life.  I treasure it.

I almost died with congestive heart failure since battling cancer.  I almost died when my son died. Those are just three battles I have come through out of many.  Like the strong redwood tree ... I am still standing.

Once in a while I stop writing for a week or so, if I'm not well.  I have a 'million' health problems now ... but, that's okay ... I'm here :)  I begin writing as soon as I'm better.  Just know I will be back as soon as possible ... I miss keeping in contact.  I miss you.

Everything is okay ...

Note by this author:

Photos/ writing owned by me, Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.


  1. I admire your strength, Gloria. You inspire me.

  2. We all missed you too! I know when you don't write, you have something going on. We all wish you to be well! We all love you Gloria! Take care of you for me!! Love, Ms. Nancy

  3. I will put in a good word to the Lord and I hope you will feel better and things will get easier for you.

  4. Just remember "breathe in and breathe out" the rest is all taken care of -