Friday, August 7, 2009

First the Bad (Sad) News..........

I have been sitting here thinking. I read some bad news on my friend Renees' blog. Her nephew the one who was operated on for what they thought was a form of lymphoma has found out he has a rare cancer. The prognosis is not good. He is 25. My son John was 25 when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He is in remission. He, and we, are truly blessed. Poor Sheldon has received the shitty end of the stick, and yet he is handling the news with the grace and wisdom of someone much older and wiser than anyone four times his age. I feel for his mother Jacquie, she is battling her own cancer demon and must now face losing her son. I pray for them. I want to believe in a miracle for them. Then you have dear Renee, she has lived hand in hand with cancer for a while now, knowing that her time here is measured out. These are good people, this is one family, this is just not fair.
If you could please say a prayer for them, visit Renee's blog and let her know that they are not alone. I want to send a card. I want to let them know I am thinking of them, praying for a miracle. Do you hear me Renee? I am there with you , praying and hoping alongside you.
Today I received my last two tags from the Marie Tag Swap that Arielle hosted. The Pretty Pink one was from Deborah McNutt, and it is stunning. The Tantalizing Teal one is from Leslie.
Both these ladies arrived a little late, they had a little help in that department by the Post Office. It seems Deborah's was sent back to her (she accidentally had the wrong zip code on it), isn't it lovely though. Seriously well worth the wait. She even sent a little extra something with it. Thank You Deborah.
Poor Leslie's was delivered to the wrong address! I spoke to our regular Mail person and he explained that a temp had delivered it to "W" instead of "E". Same house number, different sides of the road. I have to apologize to her because she kept saying she mailed it out on the 24th, and I doubted her. Leslie this is lovely and I am sorry.
I also received this yesterday. It is my prize from the "Tatting Chick". The book has a DVD and there is the shuttle and thread, she even gifted me a beautiful tatted heart she made. I do not know her "name", but I love her blog. I am going to have to sit down now and watch and give it a try. I have always wanted to learn this, and with this great prize I am off to a good start.
Even the card was pretty, and just look at the tatted heart, I wonder how long it will take me to make one as well as hers? Thank You so much "Tatting Chick"!
I wanted to share my day with you. I was sorry to relay such sad news about Sheldon, with all these good things, but I am hoping that all you sweet and kind Blogger's will join me in sending prayers and good thoughts to them. I also want to again thank Deborah, Leslie, and the Tatting Chick, rays of sunlight on a very dark day.

7 comments:

TattingChic said...

Hi There! Glad you got the package okay. Good luck. BTW, it's a shuttle I have sent you, not a needle. Big difference! You will be learning shuttle tatting. Woo Hoo! :)
Love
TattingChic

P.S. Sorry your friend is going through such a hard time. Hope things get better for her and her family.

Joy said...

Debra, I will be praying for them and am so sorry to hear this.

You did get some stunning tags - what will you do with them?

And congrats on the win - no doubt you will pick up that talent very quickly.

Renee said...

I hear you dear heart.

Love Renee xoxo

The Victorian Parlor said...

Debra,

Congrats on your lovely treasures:).

I will continue to pray for Renee and her family. Thank you for updating us on her family.

Blessings,

Kim

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i am soooooo very sorry to hear the news of our friend and i will remember everyone in my prayers.

the tags are beautiful and i always loved tatting. not as easy as you think, but you'll ace it i'm sure.

hugs,

Art by JoyMac said...

Congratulations on your win from TattingChick.
I am so sorry to hear the news of your friends son.....my thoughts and prayers are with them
Hugs
Joy in OZ

TattingChic said...

LOL! Oh, I feel so sheepish! I just wrote on your 8/2/09 post that I hope you got everything okay, LOL! I guess you did and I knew about it. Well, that's what happens when you visit a few hundred blogs a week, LOL! ;)

~TattingChic ♥