Saturday, May 2, 2009

Finally some stitching, but not from me

I have some lovely photos to show you. My friend Jeannine sent me these 4 ornaments. I love the way she cut out the pink angel. That must have taken some time. Her finishes and stitching are just lovely. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post these pics!

I also received these two beautiful tatted ornaments from Laura. She did such a lovely job. As I have said before, one of these days before I go to meet my maker I hope to learn to tat.
This week I had our annual Blood Donor Banquet. It is always nice to see the wonderful donors, volunteers and coordinators that help save lives each day.
Thursday night was the banquet. I have a very special donor that is mentally challenged and his wife who is also challenged that come to our banquet each year.
I had a woman come up to me and tell me hello. I didn't recognize her. She was bald. But once she started talking to me I realized this was that donor's wife. I will call her "S".
S tells me that she had breast cancer. They removed both breasts and several lymph nodes. She is undergoing chemotherapy. I was stunned.
Now what I am about to say may sound crazy. I have always felt that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. But I have always also (here is the crazy part) felt that if you have one really big problem, you got a "free pass" for other big problems. So S being special, I never imagined that she would have to deal with CANCER.
But I was wrong. She and her husband are dealing with it. Her husband seemed more "mature", quieter. I can imagine this is really scary for both of them.
I immediately asked her if she had contacted ACS and she said yes. They have given her two wigs (she said they were too hot to wear that night) and had helped her with a prosthetic bra. They also have provided transportation to therapy for her and and helped her to network with all the folks who can help her.
None of us are immune. We can all have this dreaded disease touch us. I better get to stitching. We have to do something about this for all of the S's in our lives.


crossstitchbibs said...

Beautiful ornaments!!! You have some very talented friends!

Rene la Frog said...

More beautiful ornaments. I sure feel for your friend "S" and pray she comes thru with flying colors and becomes one of the survivors.

Karan said...

Beautiful ornies! :0)
So sorry S is having to deal with more than her fair share of challenges - sending lots of positive thoughts her way.

Cindy F. said...

Donna, God bless you friend! You have such a beautiful heart:)
I am so sorry to hear about your friends, but I know they are blessed to know you.
Jeannine did an absolutely beautiful job on those 4 ornies!!
and Laura's tatting is amazing!

Cindy F. said...

Hey Donna...Breast Cancer goes somewhere other than???

Donna said...

That is new Cindy. I don't know how it happened. It just disappeared. I will try to find it and replace it.