Last week I lost an old friend to colon cancer. Carol was just sixty two, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Nearly four hundred people gathered to celebrate the life of this beautiful caring woman whose life ended far too soon. The doctors said they could have saved her if only they had seen her sooner. Carol put off having a colonoscopy even though her dad had died of colon cancer.
Today I saw a gynecologist for the first time in years and I will schedule a colonoscopy before the year ends...and a mammogram!
I'm determined to grow up to be an old woman.
I hope my story and Carol's story will inspire those of you that need a little urging to take care of yourselves.
This morning we walked Michael and Sarah to school. This is their first week of second and fourth grade. I heard on the radio that Overland Park, KS was named the #1 place in the country to raise a family and I would agree. Neighbors greeting neighbors as they walk their dogs and children along trails surrounded by green beltways, beautiful homes and lakes. A great place for sure.
I'm convinced that these kids would thrive wherever they were planted though. What a pleasure to stay with two children that get up, make their beds and get dressed without urging. They are busy, happy, responsible and confident.
A very charmed life for sure.
This afternoon we'll get "Brianna" out of her box and see how they take to sewing.
Bill and I are flying to Kansas in the morning for a long weekend with our grand kids.
After my cancer scare I got to thinking, what if I should die before I show my grand kids how fun it is to sew? After all, they are seven and nine - the perfect ages to see what all the fun is about. How could I let another year go by without sewing with them?
So I packed up a Bernina, filled the box with sewing supplies and shipped it ahead to my grand kids house in Kansas with instructions not to open the box until we get there.
My daughter in law called to say that the kids are so excited to see the "Brianna" in the box and to see what it can do.
We are going to have so much fun making key chains for everyone they know. And maybe a pillowcase or two. We'll see.
One thing I do know for sure. We'll make lots of memories if nothing else.
I think I'm probably more excited than they are and you can bet I'll be taking lots of pictures.
One of the best things about owning a quilt shop is seeing all the creative things our customers do.
When Carolyn Sherman told me about the embroidered team logo baby blankets she was making I knew that I had to order one for a customers baby. At just three months old Henry has already been to a Dodger game. (And besides I thought his daddy just might approve of this gift for his little boy, unlike the "stockings" I gave him when he was born). = )
Carolyn is a stay
at home mommy with three active little boys. I love that she is making
a little extra money with her sewing while doing the most important job
in the world - raising her children! If you would like to chat with
Carolyn about designing a blankie for your little one you can contact
her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Encourage one another,