Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blessed With Kindness

Kindness planted in the soil,
of another with a need...
Will one day blossom back to you,
a product of this spirit seed.   Kate Buxbaum-Prado.


Hey all my friends out there in cyber land.. I just wanted to check in and post a quick entry to show you how blessed I am in my life.   The following are not the best pictures but I am long over due in thanking so many during my recovery.  Look at all of the goodies I have received. 

 
This beautiful blanket was hand knit by my friend Peggy.. It is gorgeous.  She has been a rock during this long road..I love the colors and the pattern is beautiful.  Thank you so much Peggy..


This sweet little angel, books, and cd came from my friend Cheryl.. I have read the books each night and the angel sits by my bed..:)  The music is my favorite as it has many of the same songs we sing at church.. I can't wait to get back to church..Thank you so much Cheryl..


I was blessed also with so much happy mail.  Not only did it make me happy it made my son happy too. He was in charge of opening each envelope and he did it with such care..There are 40 cards here.. 

 This next project is probably one of the most touching things.. It is a card shower called the road to recovery. Cindy Motherway organized this.. She hosts the Teapot Tuesday challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The teapotters got together and created all these beautiful cards.  Each and every card has a flower...(My Splitcoaststamper's screen name is flowergal36)  They wrote a personal message on the back of each of their creations.








There are 57 different cards on the ring.. Is this incredible or what.. I think I need some lessons from all these floral stampers.. This is an amazing act of kindness from so many different stampers.  A huge thank you goes out to Cindy for organizing all of this.. She is the best.


This gift came in a box full of other goodies.. I am in awe of this ladies talent.. My friend Michelle's mom created this gorgeous table runner for me.  It is reversible.. One side is Christmas the other side is snowmen.. It is all so perfectly stitched..  They have blessed and enriched my life in so many ways..
 Lastly, I would love to thank all those that sent flowers.. I wish I had felt well enough to photograph them.  I appreciate my Flourishes Design Team for all their support, cards and flowers too.  
Thank you to all of you that called me, emailed me, and surrounded me with prayer.  I think the prayers are what guided me safely through this time.  I am so blessed to have all of you in my life and I know that it made such a huge difference in this recovery.. I am so happy to report that my test results came back as cancer free and I just have to be watched very carefully.. Thank you SO MUCH... I have so much to be thankful for this holiday season.

37 comments:

  1. Hi dawn just read yout post hope you are on the mend, hugs chris xx
    what a beautiful selection of kindness

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  2. Dawn I did not know you were ill!! I am so sorry.
    But you are so blessed to have so many arms wrapped around you.
    God Bless
    Rebekka
    sending hugs&love to let you know I care. :)

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  3. What beautiful acts of kindness...so happy you are doing well!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I can hardly wait to see what you post next year1 It will be awesome no doubt!

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  4. Wonderful to see you up and about and sharing your beautiful cards and gifts, Dawn! I have been thinking of you. Hope you are enjoying this time visiting with family and hope you are feeling better and better every day. Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing you early next year when you are feeling up to it! Hugs!

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  5. Dawn I never realised you had been ill, do hope you are mending now. Such gorgeous cards and gifts for a wonderful lady. Take care and have a Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year.
    Hugs Annette x

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  6. What beautiful friends you have, and such thoughtful gifts.
    Take care of yourself
    Warm hugz Fleur xXx

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  7. I know that you had been having health issues, Dawn, but had no idea to what extent. I'm so glad to hear that you are now cancer free!! What a relief for you and your family. You have obviously been supported by such a wide circle of friends. What a blessing! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

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  8. Aw Dawn we're just glad you are recovering and I hope you are having an awesome visit with family now! Have a wonderful Christmas!!! Your Christmas bag of goodies is here waiting for you! :)

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  9. Hi Dawn. thanks for sharing all of the wonderful things you have received. I'm so glad to know that you are feeling better and i hope you continue to stay healthy! Merry Christmas to you.

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  10. Dawn, what wonderful news you have! I just recently read where you were getting better and didnt recently know the circumstances. I am so glad you had no cancer diagnosis. You are so special to so many people and I am sure they are giving prayers for your wonderful report.
    I know Christmas will be even more special this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  11. Huge cyber (((hugs))) to you Dawn :) What a fabulous array of cards you received, not to mention gifts. Glad you feel so blessed and encouraged and are on the road to full recovery! Lots to be thankful for this Christmas :) Have a blessed time celebrating!

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  12. WOW so much kindness to a very special lady :) I am sooo happy to hear you are feeling better and the test results came back cancer free!!! Big HUGE Hugs and have a wonderful Christmas hun!!!!

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  13. Hi Dawn and I'm so sorry that I didn't know you'd been ill :(! I wish you a very speedy recovery and I'm so happy that your tests came back cancer free. Looks like you've had great support from your friends with so many beautiful gifts and cards, they must have cheered you up so much. Huge hugs from me to you, take good care of yourself and I wish you and your family the very happiest of Christmases which I know it will be now. Will be thinking of you. Chris :)

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  14. I am so happy to hear that you are Cancer free. What a wonderful feeling that must be. I didn't know that you were having problems. Did you post about it and I missed it? You are such a sweet woman...it doesn't surprise me that you received so many wonderful cards with wishes and prayers for good health.
    Merry Chrismtas!
    Hugs,
    Heather

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  15. You get as good as you give. Although I've not known you long, I have been touched by how you've taken the time to leave comments and words of encouragement, when you have so many many followers. I am so happy you are feeling better. Prayers and a wishing you a very Merry Christmas,
    Gail

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  16. This is such wonderful news, Dawn, and we know who deserves the praise! I've got tears of happiness for you and there is one thing you can gather from all the responses and that is that you are loved!! Christmas hugs to you!

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  17. What a wonderful thank you you posted here Dawn! You certainly did not need to worry about taking pictures.....we know you are appreciative!

    So many teapotters want to show you kindness which is all due to the person you are! Thanks for being you...I hope you are doing better and better each day!

    Hugs to you! Take care and you are most welcome!

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  18. Rejoicing over your test results! You look great & well rested! May you enjoy a peaceful Christmas. Considered yourself hugged!

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  19. What wonderful suprises, each and every one! Isn't it amazing how many wonderful friends you make along the way! This last year has been an eye opener for me here in blog land. I have met so many giving and talented ladies. I'm glad you are easing through this little episode and beginning to feel better. What a wonderful Christmas present! May your Holiday Season be blessed!

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  20. Dawn, what a blessing. I love how the ring of flowers turned out. Cindy did a good job. Is Cathy's the one with the cow and the checks around the edge? So many pretty floral images. It looks like there weren't any duplicates. That in itself kinda suprised me. That blanket looks so warm and comforting. I pray that you will continue with your recovery and that your life will be filled to overflowing with blessings. I hope you get to enjoy time with your girls this Christmas. Happy Birthday Jesus!!

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  21. So awesome, and it's so wonderful to hear it wasn't cancer!!

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  22. Oh Dawn ... how did I NOT know you were ill?? I'm so sorry to hear about this but am thankful that you are now on the mend! Please know I will keep you in my prayers that you are 100% very soon! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! Here's wishing 2011 is a very HEALTHY, HAPPY new year for you!! Hugs my friend!

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  23. Well you girl, why do don't say anything, I thought you were just taking easy and a bit not feeling well.
    Now, now.... I really will want to have your post adress ( renkata69@gmail.com)to send you something sweet........
    Not beacuse you are ill, Just beacause you are always so nice and kind to me.
    Wish you all the best dear.
    big hug's
    Renkata

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  24. It just shows what a lovely person you are Dawn, and what people think of you. I am so glad that the news is good for you, you can now enjoy your christmas with your family. Have a lovely christmas and keep up the good work with your recovery xx

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  25. We love you Dawn! May God bless you abundantly!
    Love,
    Michelle & Momapoo

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  26. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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  27. I think it can be said by anyone who reads your blog that we are all glad you are doing better. Keep Warm and here's to a Merry Christmas!

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  28. Awwwww, stampers are the best!...SUCH kindness!!

    Soooooo glad to hear the tests came back as cancer free!!

    Have a VERY Merry Christmas, Dawn!! {{hugs}}

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  29. Hello!

    You are much loved!

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your family! I hope the coming new year brings you much joy and good things!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  30. Dawn, so happy you are feeling better. Thank you for showing us all those lovely pictures. Cindy is so creative with her ideas, and I am happy for you that she came up with this wonderful idea with you in mind. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas...Blessings, Jill (JD from Pausa at SCS)

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  31. Hugs to you at Christmas.....hope you enjoyed this wonderful day...what a blessing to know that you are on the road to recovery and a diagnosis ruling out cancer

    Take it easy......and we look forward to your full recovery AND coming back to inspire us with your talent

    hugs
    joanne

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  32. You know when you are truley loved and cared for when you see all your thoughtfulness come back to you 10 fold. Beautiful gifts, cards and prayers! Miss chatting with you Dawn. Working on getting back into blog land and stamping today. Hopefully you will be back soon. hugs.

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  33. You are loved and blessed, Dawn. I'm so glad your test results were good. Hugs to you, friend!

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  34. Do glad to hear of your good results! My Mom had a mastectomy 22 years ago this summer and she was just here this week cleaning for me. I truly love her.
    Praying that you'll be continue to heal and be back stamping soon.
    Beth Greco

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  35. Dawn...I obviously haven't been to your blog often enough as I didn't know what you were going through. So glad to hear you are cancer free! Looks like the stamping/crafting community was very generous to you!

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  36. This just proves how special you are to so many people.. you touch many lives and it's only natural for all of these lovely people to want to do something for you. So glad you are feeling better. You are a very special friend. Hugs, Peggy x

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  37. Oh Dawn I just read about you and I am so very happy that the results are cancer free! YAY!! All of your wonderful cards and gifts are just beautiful, and so full of love!! Great news Dawn!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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