On Tuesday I received one of the loveliest surprises of my life. A parcel was delivered to my front door and on opening it I found the most beautifully hand-made teddy bear and a lovely hand-stamped card.
I had never met or spoken with the sender, a very sweet, caring lady, Pauline McArdle, who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator based in Napier. She had heard of me through a friend of mine who is also a SU demonstrator and had read my blog.
Pauline if you are reading this I just want to again thank you most sincerely for the beautiful words you wrote and your caring thoughts.
I love my beautiful teddy bear and as the little card that accompanied him (or her?) says "Bear Hugs" have decided to call him Huggy. This name goes well with the warm fuzzy feeling I get each time I look at him.
So many other people have sent me their love and wishes and it really makes me feel like I can get through all of this. One hurdle has been overcome - my husband is now home and recovering well after a (5 - guess that's a quintuple) bypass and over a month in hospital. Now sometime during the next few weeks it will be my turn to go into hospital then once I have recovered sufficiently from the operation I will be starting six months chemo - but I've done it before and I know with all your prayers and thoughts, I can do it again.
Oops - it has now gone midnight so sweet dreams to all of you.