Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A few New SVG files

I've created a few new SVG files... Finally! I'm getting ready to head to work today, but I hope to get them ready for public downloading in the next few days. I'll post again when they are ready... I'm also hoping to get a chance to do a little project with them so I have something fun to show you all as well.
Here is a hint... they have something to do with what I'm involved in right now. :)
But in the meantime, go HERE to make a donation in any amount, or to dedicate a luminaria in honor of or in memory of a friend or moved one, who is fighting, survived, or lost the battle with Cancer.
I'm participating in honor of my Grammy!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Making My Grammy Proud!

    Today marks 4 months since I lost my dear Grammy due to complications from a Colon Cancer surgery. I miss her every day! It seems hard to believe that 4 months has passed. It still feels so raw, it still feels so fresh. 
   Just a short time after Grandma's passing, we lost my husbands Grandma, who also had Cancer, and My Grandfather was also diagnosed with Colon cancer. I felt like a lead weight had just been dropped on my chest!
Just a few years ago, I lost a dear friend to Cervical cancer at the age of 26, leaving behind a husband and a 5 year old son.  About 10 years ago, lost a second cousin to Leukemia, at the age of 15. She never even got to go on a date!
   But Thanks to Research funded in part by the American Cancer Society, I have 2 other cousins that have beaten cancer! One of them with Leukemia, and the other with Uterine cancer. My grandfather has had his entire colon removed, and has spent 3 weeks in a nursing home for rehabilitation. Today he goes back to the surgeon for his follow up, and to see if he will be able to go back home on his own soon. 
   I have lost too many people I love to Cancer! I'm not going to just sit back and watch it happen any more! That is why I have decided to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I want to make a difference in someones life. If it's one of my family members, or friends, or someone I don't even know, they all count. Each one of us is someones Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, Sister, Brother, Daughter, Son, Friend or something else. We all mean something to someone! I want to give everyone a chance to have another birthday, or celebrate another holiday, or see their grandchild born.
Please join me by donating any tax deductible amount either in your name or business name, or Anonymously, to me and my Relay Team; Hope & Faith. You can donate by going here:
 Grammy I hope I've made you proud!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Greatest woman I ever knew

Last night, I lost my Grammy, but Heaven gained an Angel! Words can not even express how much this beautiful woman meant to everyone who knew her. She was kind and caring and nurturing.
She passed on a love of music to my Mother who passed it down to Me and I ultimately passed it down to my children.
She was funny, oh how she could make people laugh. I remember showing her my Ultrasound pictures when I was pregnant with my third child and had just learned we were having another boy... She was hoping to get a Great Grand-daughter.. She looked at my husband and said "you know how to build a house, but you don't know how to plumb it." I laughed so hard, I thought I might pee. My husband just looked at her in awe, not knowing quite what to say, not daring to say anything. I lost a baby in between Chase and Karter, and I truly believe that was my Girl. Now Grammy is in heaven with that Great Grand-daughter she so badly wanted.
She loved her girls and her Grandchildren unconditionally. She made it a point to come to our ball games and band and choir concerts, and she was our biggest fan, even if we didn't play the best. She supported us in everything we did, always!!!
And you should have seen her face light up when one of her Great Grandchildren was around. She loved them so much, and Oh how they loved her!!!!
She was a Godly woman, who not only taught us, but showed by example how important having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is. I have no doubt that she is dancing on the streets of Gold right now, on legs that were once failing, rejoicing and singing, with a voice that was mostly gone on this earth. She is whole again, catching up with her Mom and Daddy, and seeing Aunt Marie and other family members that have gone before her. She is happy and healthy again!
I am glad she is no longer in pain, and at the same time, I grieve, I hurt, I wish she was whole again and still with us. I grieve for the memories that I had with her that my kids won't get to have. Karter just turns 2 today and he won't remember how incredibly Awesome this woman was. The only memories he'll have of her are the memories of the stories I'll tell him, or the photos I'll show him when he's older.

"Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye. In every gesture dignity and love."
Author: John Milton
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