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.


Anonymous said...

love it! the boys will love seeing that book when they are older too :)

Natalie said...

Hi Carody! I'm visiting from Angela's blog. So happy and thankful to hear your good news! I've prayed for you!

Love the file folder scrapbook--too cute!

Donna said...

Carody, such great news!! I've been having trouble commenting on your blog. I'm using my husband's computer, and it seems to be working well.

I will continue praying for you!

angela | the painted house said...

Yea, Yea, Yea!!!!! Clayton and I are SO HAPPY for you and your family. We will continue to lift you up in prayer as you finish treatments. HOORAY!

And, how adorable is that walk book? LOVE IT! Looks like chemo hasn't touched your creativity.

Have I said "hooray" yet???? :)