Heartfelt thanks to everyone

 

It is now four weeks since my operation and I am only just starting to feel "normal" again.  Thank goodness I had no prior idea of how painful and hard this op was going to be and what a toll it would take on me otherwise I might have chickened out!

BUT the upside has been the incredible love and support I have received from family, friends and neighbours. Visits, phone calls, magazines, flowers, home cooking and, of course, beautiful cards expressing so much caring.

I can't share all of the above with you, but I can share the cards.  The first cards shown are all handmade by my very  talented friends:

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My neighbour and friend Joan made this card for me - neat eh!

 

 

 

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Found this lovely card from Karen together with some yummy chocolate muffins on my doorstep one morning.

 

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Remember the adorable teddy bear (Huggy) that Pauline from Napier sent me?  She also sent me another card to wish me well.

The curled and distressed edging around the roses gives this card a soft and feminine look, don't you think?

 

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Received this one from Jacque and her family. She also sent me the latest Up2 Scrap magazine via Karen. Thanks Jacque, really enjoyed reading this.

 

 

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Janine came to visit and brought this matching card and box containing ....  delicious fruit jellies.  And no, I haven't eaten them all yet!

Isn't she clever?

 

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Not sure how Tracey (Karen's sister) knew but I was reading a book and couldn't find a bookmark so was using a torn off piece of paper.  Then I received her cute card and ... yes, a matching bookmark.  Just what I needed!

 

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Not to be outdone, my cousin Ann in Australia sent me this handmade card.

Though not made by her, it is rather sweet and she had put a beautiful message inside.

 

 

 

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These cards also deserve a place in this blog as I think we may have two young and upcoming card designers!  These came from my niece's two daughters, Nakita and Toni.

You are both so clever.

 

 

Cards don't necessarily have to be handmade to be special.  The cards below also mean a lot to me and contained some beautiful messages.

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Last, but by no means least, is this card made by my youngest grandson, Tyler.  I just love, love, love this card as this little boy was so worried about his Nan and his first words to me after the op was to ask if the doctor had got rid of all my cancer.  The card he made reflects the joy he felt at knowing I was going to be okay.

Tylers get well card      Tylers get well card inside

I just wanted to share the above with you as it has been quite overwhelming.  I still can't believe that I am so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful, caring people.  All your thoughts and wishes will sustain me through the next stages - another, hopefully smaller, operation, and probably chemotherapy (I have an appointment with Oncology next week so will find out then).

My heartfelt thanks and love to you all.  xxx

4 comments:

kareNstampZ said...

wow nearly makes worth getting sick to get so many goodies - glad you're back to blogging & blathering with the rest of us - take care & continue getting BETTER & BETTER xxxx

Louise, that's me!! said...

Glad to hear things ok. I love the card your grandson made, so wonderful to see the joy he felt and something to treasure always.

Janet said...

Hello:) Welcome to group 25 of SBS:) Its nice to meet ya:)
hugs
janet

Anne said...

Hi and welcome from a new member (I hope) of SBS25 :)

Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
 
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