Thursday, June 9, 2011

I asked and you came

Today's Shout Outs:

Barbara Diane, Kathy W, Jenn E, Donna C, Donna McE (x2), Amy P, Rosanna B, Bill R

I thought I'd share with you all that I have received over 650 cards from all of you. Can you say



Dear friends,

Thanks SOOO much for all your support the other day.  I knew if I came a calling you would know just what to say.  It is a crazy thing how one day can be so different from the next and yesterday was much better than Tuesday and today appears to be going well so far.

I know I've said this before, but seriously, the consistency is the inconsistency in all of this.  Today, I'm just dealing with lower intestinal issues.  This unfortunately is a consistent pattern that I do have to cope with.  After not eating for days it's a bit difficult on one's system to start eating again.

I also had to make a quick visit to the dentist as well.  It's not so much the chemo that is wreaking havoc on my teeth gums but rather the way I've been unconsciously grinding and clenching my teeth.  I am apparently treating them as "fence posts" and trying to rearrange my teeth myself.  This is manifesting itself in more space around my roots to allow decay as well as bleeding gums, specifically around the front of my top front teeth.  Don't ask me why there, but that is where all the bleeding is occurring.  It has been disconcerting because it has been happening when I vomit and I didn't realize where the blood was coming from until now...  just add it to the list.

But... here are some pictures of what today brought... only smiles and warm thoughts.  Here are some cookies that were brought to me by Marsha Drain (one of many angels I know).  She also brought bread but I missed taking a picture of that... that is Nate's hand :)

This is the empty laundry basket because Marsha took my laundry with her.  I can't thank her enough for her kindness as well as to all of you who offered if you were close by.  I have now officially met Marsha in real life which is a wonderful thing.  The first time I "met" Marsha was through crafting and blogging about 7+ months ago.  Amazing huh?

And finally, look at this beauty.  This beautiful orchid greeted Marsha and me as she was getting ready to leave. It is from a lovely woman who is the grandmother of a friend of my oldest son.  I have never met her in person (yet), but I know she reads my blog when she can and I want to simply say "thank you" isn't enough appreciation.

And finally, what also makes me happy is this.  I created this card while Kevin's Mom was here and I dedicate it to you all of course!

(Image from Papertrey ink)

It takes time for you to take time for me and you deserve all the goodness that comes your way.

Until next time.



Joan B said...

what an amazing post. LOVE that card. LOVE that pic of the cookies with your son's hand on one.

I am sorry about the teeth. Ouch. But thrilled you are feeling better and hope that July is a wonderful break.

Sue from Oregon said...

What a humbling post Katie. With all you go through, it makes want to whack myself when I complain about some silly thing. I cried when I read of all the kind acts of friendship you are recieving. It just goes to show you how much you are loved!!!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

You deserve all the love.
So kind of Marsha and others....
Love reading your blog!

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card! Yay for Marsha.. those cookies look yummy! and an empty laundry basket, woo hoo! I hope the bleeding gums improve soon. Thinkin' of you! : )

Claire said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Katie, I read your previous post and it shook me up.You deserve all the kindness and it is heartening that you get comfort from posting here.My time writing this and reading your blog is well spent if it gives you some more strenghth to fight. I hope things improve for you during the next couple of months.
I love your card,I'm in sore need of some inspiration for the moment.
Lots of love
Claire xxxx

Susan said...

Your improved feelings made my day. I am so happy for the help that you received. I hope also that those really awful days are very few and far between, and the good days keep getting better!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What a wonderful post full of blessings, I am glad you are feeling better and have things like no laundry, cookies and beautiful flowers in your life now! Pretty card too:)!

Kathy said...

Aww..sweet card! Sweet Marsha, sweet cookies, and ohh favorite! And that orchid is absolutely amazing. What's even more amazing is how much difference a day (or two) makes. So glad you are feeling better, Katie, though sorry about the intestinal issues! Hope that gets better soon:) Enjoy your family.

Steph Mitchell said...

SO glad you are feeling a bit better and thanks to those who have been close enough to help you out.
Love and prayers,
Steph M

Robyn said...

Wow! Thanks Marsha and the "Flower Grandma" for actually doing what we all wished we could do! SO glad you are feeling better Katie! Love Robyn

Gina said...

Huge blast of GOOD KARMA!! to Marsha, for being there and doing what we all want to!! I can feel you smiling :D And what beautiful sweetpeas from Granny Lady, again, Good Karma her way for making you smile :D XXX

Gina said...

Sorry :S meant orchid of course, and forgot to say how gorgeous your card is!! And that's how well my brain functions without medical interference! :D XXX

~amy~ said...

Yahoooo for the people that help you out...that's are those delish lookin' cookies...happy friday Katie:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie, Hats off to those who made your day so much better. Creativity is good medicine and your card was beautiful. Hold close to your heart those beautiful days to get you through the rough times and know good days will follow. God's blessings on you and all who surround you and share their love for you. Elaine

Whimcees said...

Hi Katie!

I am so happy to read that you are having a much better day! Take in all that love and use it to stay strong when you are feeling weary!

Wishing you a great weekend! You are always in my prayers.


Barbara Diane

Donna C said...

Your post touched my heart so much. That the connection forged between people who have never met can be so potent is humbling. You remarked early on that we are all in different boats yet we are all alike. We are all there for each other.

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Today's post brought me to tears. I am so thankful for all the wonderful support you have, both far and near. Friends, whether in person or through a computer, can be a great source of encouragement and support. I hope you continue to have more good days. You're always in my prayers.

Allison said...

Wonderful creation! I love that DP choice. And I am so glad you have a PSF that come and help you IRL...I know the rest of us would be there in a pinch if we could. Instead, we help our local PSFs when we can!

Tameko said...

Family, friends, cookies, flowers, and a beautiful card...I am glad that you got to enjoy these things. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family during this trying time. Blessings ~ Tameko

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