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IF YOU ONLY HAD THE THINGS YOU GAVE THANKS FOR YESTERDAY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE MISSING?
Friday, October 12, 2012
Good News and Bad News and Good News
So day before yesterday my husband found out he has prostate cancer and will have surgery next month and will be home for four or five weeks. While I am sad he has cancer and has to have surgery I am happy we can be together and he doesn't have to go to work. The timing is good because I only have one quick trip to Seattle and then I am home. :0) We are both strong believers that everything that happens is all part of the divine plan and when our son was five he was diagnosed with leukemia in the years that the treatment was worse than the disease. We think this will be a piece of cake compared to the tears and times we both suffered and being under insured those years left our little family learning to do without. Now when my kids look back, they don't remember doing without and wishing that had more. I suffered thinking it was unfair that they didn't have the latest toy or cool clothes. It just goes to show you that LOVe can replace needs or wants to "things." It was a good lesson to learn early on.
Now we'll see how our insurance does and if Mark can retire in a year and a half like he wanted to. I can live with anything as long as my family is together and happy. And we will all support Mark through this. :0)
I loved this little thing about pretty on the outside because my daughter is beautiful and people always tell me this. I see her beauty on the inside and how good she is for a daughter and a friend. That also goes for people that might not be attractive some people think but when you know their inside, they are just beautiful. I know so many wonderful quilters like that....so many beautiful beautiful souls. It is uplifting not to judge people by looks or what they have. Do you know what I mean???
Hey, it is almost time to bake those pies- don;t you just love pumpkin and pecan pie this time of year?
I am getting ready to go to Tahoe and quilt with friends. I am leaving you with this little photo of this nice couple. It might be a couple or a Mother and son...whatever it is, it is apparant there is love between them and if kind of melts me to see this as I love to see loving things and internalize them. Why? Because Love is a positive action and with all of the junk we see daly and things we listen to and petty little squabbles people get into where they want you to agree and say they are right. Stay OUT of things like this and you will be calmer and smarter and nicer to be around. Don't stir the pot and don't talk about others to make matters worse. You know the BIG dividend of this? You will be someone people want to be around and you will do better art! It's a fact! And while you are at it, laugh at something or find something to laugh at and give away compliements...they borh feed your soul.
Hope you enjoyed bits and pieces of some of my quilts- I love you for stopping in and seeing what is new.
I have much to be thankful for and as I tell students I try to add then things a day. I am thankful for the gorgeous leaves outdoors, the laughter of my Grandson when I try to kiss him and he runs, oatmeal with blueberries and pecans, good smelling hand cream, an email from a friend, fresh tomatoes ( I still have a few left), my husband of 43 years, cool fabric, good smelling sheets that hang outdoors,and a great neighbor named Connie.
Blessing to you until I write in another week!