to all who prayed, sent well wishes, and groovy vibes on behalf of my friend Val. She went to the surgeon yesterday and he believes it may be only a 1% chance that it is a cancer. He will be doing a biopsy, but he thinks it is not cancer. He's also decided to stop the MRIs every three months. Amen for that. They have been doing them due to the nonhodgkins leukemia that she has, but the surgeon seems to feel that they will always find something questionable and to put her thru this every three months is not a good thing. I agree with that. They will wait until there is a problem and then do the MRI. I can't imagine the stress that she must feel when she's told every three months that she has another lump. Then the waiting to see the surgeon has to just be devastating. She's the strongest person I have ever known, but how much can one woman take? So....I do believe in the power of prayer and again, thank you all for sending those to God. I hope He knows how much I need her in my life.
I haven't got much of anything done since my last post. I have one of those families that puts the "fun in dysfunctional". One phone call, and I've been a wreck for two days. All the reasons don't really matter, but suffice it to say that I have for several years refused to participate in the nonsense. Well, I blew that and unloaded on someone. The someone being my Mother. Yep, years of sucking it all up came pouring out. And her response? "Well, why don't you and Garry and Cindy come out for dinner?" Huh? My husband won't even speak to you. He's the most passive man on the face of the earth and you've even alienated him. Oh well....time to put it all away and live my life the way my Bible tells me too. I struggling with the forgivness part. I feel that I have to find a way to do that, in order to not lose my relationship with God. Man.....He sure knows how to make it hard to be a good Christian. For all my faults, that's my biggest worry. I'm sure at some point, I'll find a way to forgive, but any words of wisdom about how to forgive would be appreciated. So....on to something else more fun.
I got so many responses to my last post. So....yes, I must be insane to do 1/4" quilting. I'm hoping that when it's finished, it will be worth all the time and thread it's taking to do it. The last picture I posted with the blues, tans, and reds are from a pattern Amy posted back in March, I believe. I made the kit up for retreat and couldn't for the life of me remember where I got it from. Then Amy was so tickled with the pattern and it hit me that it was from her. She's too funny! And...if you haven't visited her blog, run there now. She puts me to shame with how much she manages to accomplish. She just finished a Double Wedding Ring, king size I think, and WOW!
Tomorrow is craft day at our church building so I need to be there by 9:30 to unlock the building. Val is having a euchre (it's a card game) party tonight, so I'll be there trying to smoke the rest of them. It's a lot of fun and Val is the hostess extroidenaire! There is nothing that woman can't do and do better than most.
I want to publicly thank my friend, Patti. During my meltdown, she's been there, calling me, stopping by and even brought me chocolate and fat quarters. Now who doesn't need an amazing friend like that? It'll help to me that I get to spend the day with Patti and Val tomorrow....and we'll be sewing at the church building. If that doesn't heal my spirit, I must be a lost cause!
Sew....I'm off....I think I'll go put some blocks together, or do some quarter inch quilting.....
Here's hoping to a great weekend for one and all! Thanks again to all of you .......