19 January 2010

Wrapped in Love

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One of those most wonderful things about being sick is that it tells you how much you are loved. It is amazing to me how many people extended their helping hands to provide food for us during surgery and recovery. I received flowers from coast to coast (California, Ohio, Texas, South Dakota, Florida, and Maine) and from friends here in Missouri. I received cards from around the world. I am totally grateful.

But one of the most amazing things is that two wonderful friends made me quilts. I know, what an incredible thing. Jenny made me one of her famous Zippy Strippy Quilts (her own creation) from the most incredibly soft corduroys in browns and pinks. Jenny has a incredibly funny blog you can read here: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/




Then my high school friend Myra made me a prayer shawl. The fabrics are all related to breast cancer. Myra, Laura and I were good friends and were all in band together! Any way, Dr. Myra made me this beautiful shawl that she handpieced for me. I plan to take it with me when I have my next surgery.





I am so eternally grateful for these women who reached out to me and shared their talents with me in such a personal way. Much love to you!

13 comments :

  1. I know exactly how you feel. I, too, was surrounded with so much love. I kept every single card and still look them over sometimes.

    Your gifts are beautiful...just like YOU.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  2. They are beautiful quilts, Terri, and so are you.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

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  3. So beautiful! You're one special lady, with very special friends!

    Warm hugs,
    Judy

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  4. YOU .... wrapped in that blanket .... precious.

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  5. Beautiful gifts for a beautiful lady, Terri!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful quilts...made all the more beautiful because they are wrapped around beautiful YOU!!! xoxo

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  7. Those warm and cuddly gifts would certainly be spirit lifters!

    Our snow is nearly gone....whoopie! Dana

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  8. Terri those quilts are pretty special but not as special as you are my friend...

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  9. You are loved!
    Because you are such a warm and giving person yourself!

    I am so glad you have those tangible items to remember that many people think of you and pray for your complete healing.

    Becky K.

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  10. They are quite lovely, like the lady that recieved them.
    Blessing to you, Terri!

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  11. Oh my. I'm trying to do some blog visiting this morning and lo and behold...there was a Zippy. That was crazy. They both "look" great on you! I'm glad you can find cozy all over now, Terri! And you remain in my prayers every single day!

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  12. What special friends to make you such beautiful quilts. You obviously mean a lot to them!

    Manuela

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  13. Hi Terri,
    I missed a lot but I am so glad your on the mend. My Mom went through this 3 years ago and she is doing great and so will you! Love the quilts! Hugs, Cindy

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