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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

we had a good day..a day that much encouragement was felt. it was almost like nothing bad was going to happen...it was hard to watch the lumbar puncture when they couldn't get in right away like they always usually can..i have an 'extra empathy' gene as it is...now it is late at night and the chemo is going. he finally falls asleep. he's not feeling well. i see the toxic drugs, three of them dripping into his veins. i know they are saving his life and yet causing so much damage..my heart aches for what's ahead..i don't want his head to feel hot and full as the liquid coarses through his blood attacking indiscriminately, slicing, steaming ahead..i will go to sleep now so i can wake him up every two hours so his kidneys stay clear...i will pray that there will be no vomiting and i will thank the Lord for His healing hand..

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.