Friday, March 30, 2012
For My Friend
Last week, a friend of mine, a stamping sister and sideline SU demonstrator, lost her battle with cancer. I am still dumbfounded, because we had just had lunch together a couple weeks prior, and were making plans for Convention and to get together for brainstorming project ideas for our customer friends. My heart breaks for her two teenage sons, as well as her husband.
More bad news; my father is back in the hospital. The infection has reappeared, and this time it's around the stent holding together his abdominal aortic aneurism. They're pulling out the heavy artillery to try to knock the infection down. He says his appetite is still good, so I hope he can keep putting on some weight, despite the hospital food.
And, since bad news seems to come in threes, my cousin's daughter Rayanna, who has been fighting leukemia so bravely for the last five of her eight year life, is in the ICU with a brain infection. They have never been able to get her well, despite the perfect-match bone marrow transplant. It's been one thing after another after another, and I'm really afraid this might be the last straw. Her little body just can't take any more.
So, dear visitors, I am sorry to be a Debbie Downer today, but it's really hard for me to put on a happy face. If you're the praying type, please keep Cindy Ring's family, my dad, and Rayanna in your prayers. They all could really use it.
Stamp: Loving Thoughts
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Mocha Morning DSP, Crumb Cake DSP (retired Hostess Pack)
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede
Accessories: Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, i" Square Punch (cut banner ends), Stampin' Sponges