Monday, March 26, 2012

Coincidence?? No Way...

Look what I found over on WolfCrochet's blog...

a book full of Chemo Caps and Shawls. No, I don't believe in coincidences! Things like this happen for a reason.

Normally I don't post in the middle of the day, (this is my lunch hour):) and I never post twice in the same day, (or week usually) but...after I found the book I was going through my emails and had a comment left from Becky who saw one of my pictures on flickr today and she left me this comment:

"I found a picture of your work on Flickr and I decided to head over to your blog. It's amazing how the Lord will put someone in your path who is going through the same thing you are. My mother has been fighting stage 4 brain cancer for about 20 months now and just went through her 3rd brain surgery. I just wanted to tell you ENJOY the time you have with your friend now, because you will cherish those memories.


My heart pours out to you, and thank goodness that we have a craft that we can escape to when we have a rough day!"

Coincidence?? I think not...God is working overtime in my life today. 

Thank you all for your kind words and support. I hesitated mentioning Cindy in my blog because I don't want to be "Debbie Downer". Over the weekend I read the post and ALL (45 at the time-now it is up to 52 today) the comments over at yarnroundhook. Her post titled "The truth about blogging" caused a lot of us bloggers to stop and think. I am one of those that keep my blog all about the good stuff, my crochet, etc., all of the happy go lucky things happening in my life. I hesitate to blog about those days that life is just difficult sometimes. It really helped me to read her post and all of the comments that followed. 

Why shouldn't we post about the not so great things that are just part of everyday living? None of us live in a bubble where everything is wonderful all day everyday. Personally, I am so glad that I did share what was going on with my BFF Cindy because I would have missed out on the comforting words and inspiration from each of you. Anyone that doesn't want to read about the realities of life we all have can choose not to read that post on that particular day. We should all post what is in our hearts. There is no right or wrong way to write in your blog, each of us can do whatever we want with it and I for one will post what is actually happening in my life...good or bad.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing!! I have had a lot of family and friends who have suffered through cancer. It is a tough thing to deal with but having the Lord got me through those tough times. I love to make the prayer shawls for cancer patients. I haven't done the chemo caps yet but that is something I would like to do also.

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    1. Thank you Mel. I am going to continue making caps to donate. I'll post the site where we can send them.

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  2. I agree Eileen - God works in our lives everyday. Hope you're having a good day. :)

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    1. Thank you Debi. You have a good day!

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  3. I was down with the flu this weekend and missed your post about your friend...until now. Oh my dear...indeed there are NO coincidences in life. In fact, if you were to receive an email from me, you would find that my pre-made, attached to every email signature line includes the phrase "There are no coincidences." We are always right where we are supposed to be at the time we're supposed to be there...and we see what we need to see when we need to see it. Get to making...you have many caps to create! Cindy is oh so blessed to have your love to wrap around her. There is nothing more special than our girlfriends...they know how to love us best! So sorry for your pain...cancer, any cancer is insidious - but brain cancer is just...uck! Hold strong, my dear - she will need every bit of your love - YOU are in her life for a reason! Hugs, Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette! You are so right about our girlfriends, they are special gifts. I love making the caps and plan to continue and donate them.

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  4. Dear Eileen,
    This is Becky, who left a comment about my mom fighting stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly my mom lost her battle to the cancer on march 31, 2012. She did fine through her surgery, but she was too weak to recover and the tumor was growing quickly to the point the gap in the brain that was cleaned out, would have grown back in a week or two. I just wanted you to know since I've opened up to you about her. And for your FYI: to support your friend-sport a gray ribbon, which symbolizes brain cancer awareness. I hope she is doing well during this difficult time in her life! Be strong! Philippians 4:13 :)

    Becky

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    1. Becky,
      I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my prayers. I wasn't aware of the Gray Ribbon for brain cancer awareness. I will definitely start wearing one. Thank you for sharing with me. My friend Cindy is getting weaker and weaker. Her tumor is in the brain stem so it is inoperable. They have done something called a gamma knife and it seems to have gotten part of it but, it started growing again. She had a bad reaction to the Chemo, a rash, etc. so they stopped treatment for about a week and are going to start up again on a lower dose. My email address is echrisjohn@gmail.com if you would like to stay in touch. It helps me to be able to talk to someone that is going through the same thing. (((Hugs))) Eileen

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    2. I will def. keep in touch via email! I hope Cindy is doing well and is excepting the low dose Chemo. Both of you are in my prayers!

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