Friday, May 29, 2009

To You

To the person or people who sent me the $100 through Bonnie -- you will never know how blessed I feel because of that generous act. I am overwhelmed with love for... well... everyone, because of your selflessness. I have several options for how I may use the money, but I am taking my time making a decision. I want to use it wisely.

*I could use it to boost my Stampin' Up! business.

*I need some more pairs of shorts (I have 3 now), as I really want to follow my husband's leading and get used to it being warmer in the house so that we don't need to use the air conditioner as much this year. That will save us even more money in the long run.

*We could use it to take our family somewhere special and create some lifetime memories.

*I could get 1,111 pictures developed from Snapfish, which would keep me scrapping for a very long time.

*I could have loads of fun at the local scrapbook or stamp store.

*We could all go out to a really nice dinner somewhere fancy that we don't usually get to go.

So many options!! I don't know what I will choose yet, but I just wanted to post publicly about how thankful I am to have such generous people constantly touching our family's life.

Thank you again!! God bless you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good News and Scrapping Stuff

Here is a project I worked on for Bonnie and Caleb's grandma. Caleb's grandpa passed away last week after a tough fight with cancer, and the funeral was held on Tuesday. This card opens up to about 6"x8", and it fit a 5"x7" picture of his grandma and grandpa on the inside. I won't show the picture for privacy reasons, but here is the rest of the card. When open, it will sit up so that she can have the picture and sentiment showing all the time if she wants to.
The front says "I said a prayer for you today."
The inside says
"Praying for friends
to comfort you,
faith to uphold you,
and loving memories
to heal your heart."The back says "And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love,
but the greatest of these is Love." I Cor. 13:13

My next project is a file folder scrapbook. I had a ton of pictures that I had taken of a walk we went on several months ago. The light outside was just perfect, and I realized after the pictures were developed that the boys had on somewat color-coordinated clothes, which made picking colors for this scrapbook SO easy! It's not finished yet, but at least the pictures are in it!

And now on to the great news! I had my PET scan on Monday, and my doctor's visit on Wednesday before I went in for chemo treatment #5, in which he told me that I am officially cancer free!! I have 7 more treatments, and then a month of daily radiation treatments, and then I'll be free from needles and this port and all of the unpleasantness that comes from having cancer. I'm so happy!! God is so good. I have had so much support, from money to gift cards to care packages to meals to phone calls and cards and letters in the mail... as well as many, many prayers lifted up on my family's behalf. We appreciate everything so much, it is so hard to show just how grateful we really are, and I know I have forgotten to thank people individually... just know that we are ever so thankful!! God bless you all.