Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I everyone I’m home! It’s only for a few weeks but I'm here. There were so many things I needed to do that my mom and I decided I should come home for awhile. My kids started school yesterday and really needed their mom to be here for that, also a big surprise is happening this weekend and I needed to come home for that too….so hear I am!

I want to thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. It was such a shock to me to find out how sick my mom really was and your prayers definitely made it easier for me to deal with some of the stuff I had to while out in Idaho. She has a great support system in place while I’m gone so I know she will be well taken care of.

As for my mom…she is Stage 4, End stage with her breast cancer. Hospice is helping deal with the pain and other issues that she is dealing with so that is a blessing. She is so young, only 63 that it just doesn’t seem right but I know its part of God’s plan for her and us.

While I was gone, Angela sent me a box of stamps and I was sooo itching to ink those babies up so today was the day!! And can I just tell you how good it felt to stamp! I really needed to do something ‘normal’ for me so I turned on Rush Limbaugh and stamped away….it was the best!

17 comments:

Latisha said...

I've been thinking about you and your family.
The cards are absolutely beautiful! I have not found a radio station down here that has Rush on it, I will have to look online. I hope you have a beautiful day!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Oh Natalie...not a day went by that you and your mom weren't in my thoughts...your new cards are beautiful...I'm glad you found some time to "play" and have an outlet to just let things escape from your thoughts...even if it was just a brief moment. ((hugs))

twinsand2boys said...

Youve been in my thoughts. Glad you were able to do something "normal".

Giselle said...

Natalie - I've just read this sad news about your Mum. I wish you strength & love to deal with whatever comes your way & will be thinking of you :)

Anonymous said...

Natalie I will keep you and your mom in my prayers. I know I don't talk alot on the boards but I still wanted you to know I will be thinking of you..
diane aka grandmastoy

SmilynStef said...

Beautiful cards ... great to hear from you ... our thoughts are with you and your mom.

Torn-Paper Jen said...

you're in my thoughts, Natalie. you have a lot on your plate - i wish you lots of strength and peace. xoxo

Nina said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!
Being creative is the best therapy - so keep up the good work.

Leah said...

Beautiful cards as always Natalie. Hugs and Prayers for your mom and your family.
I'll see you tomorrow for "somethin special" :) (wink wink, lol)

Tanis said...

So glad you're back safe. So sorry that your mom is so sick though...will continue to pray for her and your family.
Super cards Nat :)

Jessica said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Will be praying for you both. Glad you could have some time to stamp. Beautiful cards :)

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, Natalie! I'll keep your family in my prayers!

Glad you had some goodies to look forward to, and a chance to do something 'normal' and just for you! Fantastic cards!

Mel said...

Hi Natalie, I'm so glad to hear you were able to spend some stamping time centering yourself. You and your mother have been in my thoughts. The cards you created are so beautiful and serene!

Christi Snow said...

These cards are beautiful, Natalie. I am praying for you all! (((hugs)))

The Wuthrich Family said...

{Nat} my heart breaks for you...prayers continuing to go your way...glad you are getting to do some playing...your cards are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Mom, but glad you were able to spend some time with her. I will pray for strength for you.

Swedie

Laura Davis said...

Natalie, my heart aches for you. I am so sorry and I hope you find peace in all of this!
I am glad you are back, I missed you:) Your new cards are beautiful! :)
{{{BIG HUGS}}}
Laura