Friday, June 29, 2012

Thank You

Hi there.  Just wanted to express my gratitude and say thank you to everyone for all the prayers, condolences, cards, and hugs received during my sister's battle with cancer and her untimely death on Saturday, June 23.  I flew to Florida on June 4th and stayed with my daughter.  Together we made the three hour drive a couple of times to visit with my sister, Deb.  I am so thankful for those visits because her condition deteriorated very rapidly. 

Here we are having a little party in her bedroom.  My daughter, my brother, his wife, and I had margaritas to celebrate Deb's life.  Deb is having tea - but in a margarita glass so she doesn't feel left out.  Deb was having a good day that day and joked right along with us.  She really had us going at her some of her one-liners.
So to all you smokers out there...QUIT!   My mom was 58 when she died from lung cancer.  Deb was 57.

My  awesome Pieces of Heart Stampin' Sisters had this beautiful plant sent to me.  I was (and still am) very touched by the outpouring of love and support - and for the beautiful handmade cards I've received from all of my friends.  Thank you so much ladies!

Last weekend I attended the "Little House on the Prairie" Stamping Retreat in Mahomet, IL.  Our hostess, Pam D'Urso, graciously opened her home to eleven of us for some stamping fun and provided meals!  It was awesome - we had such a good time.  Pam is definitely the hostess with the mostess!  We had a shoebox swap on Saturday.  I will share pics of those cards at some point.  Unfortunately for me, this event was overshadowed by the sad news received of Deb's passing early Sunday morning.
I don't know how often I'll post.  I'm just taking one day at a time.  But now you know the reason for my absence.

Thank you for coming by - I do appreciate your visits.

1 comment:

  1. Thinking of you, Judy. Hope you are doing well.