Let's get the "not so much" out of the way first and end on a happy note.
A little over a week ago, I discovered a breast lump. It was a Saturday. By Tuesday, I underwent a mammogram, ultrasound and needle biopsy. By Thursday, I had the diagnosis of breast cancer. Since that time, my emotions have been a rollercoaster, sometimes peaceful, sometimes terrified. As Mark and I have started the process of sharing the news with our family and friends, I have received amazing support. Charlotte and I had made a date awhile back to go to Color Me Mine. When we made the date, I could never have anticipated that this is what I would decide to paint.
And also, while I only read horoscopes for fun, this was mine a couple of days ago. I'm saving it in my journal.
Now on to the good stuff!!
Charlotte was baptized on Sunday. Mark and I were fortunate to hear her testimony on Wednesday night.
Carrie has been quilting my "Finding the Way to My Heart" quilt. The interesting back story on this is that Carrie is a breast cancer survivor. I was fortunate to meet her in person at QuiltCon in Pasadena this past February. In the past couple of weeks we have been texting and talking on the phone as we have discussed quilting designs. After I received the phone call about my diagnosis, she was one of the first people I shared the news with--she knew exactly the new emotions I was going through. My quilt is finished and on its way back to me. It is beyond my wildest vision.
On a funny side note, I showed her my initial concept sketch. You see the "vision," right?? I'm nothing if not graphically challenged. Ha!
But the most important thing to me is that I am sure it is not a coincidence that she was the specific person working on this quilt, at the specific time I received my diagnosis.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow (here in the States), I hope you are thankful for the important things in your life, which are not "things."
Oh, and good food. Don't forget the food. :)