Thursday, August 27, 2009

Long Post.....

As some of you know from a previous post, my Brother in law had surgery for a brain tumor a few weeks ago, he did well & went home in 5 days, but the results of the tumor was a Glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of cancer, he was suppose to start Chemo & radiation today, but a week ago he started having headaches & was flown to Baylor/Dallas (that's where surgery was) and the small piece of the tumor that they could not get out has grown 3 times in size in the 3 weeks! He has a lot of swelling in his brain & cannot receive therapy. They have flown him to Mount Vernon (Texas) and is now in Hospice. It is 20 minutes from their home in Scroggins. We are devastated & cry daily, but also pray!! I have made arrangements for my husband to fly back home to give his sister some support, and hopefully Paul will still be able to recognize him in 2 weeks. I talked to him today & he seemed in good spirits & even told me " I have to get better so I can come to Hawaii & see you folks again" talk about breaking my heart....
I made this card to send to my sis in law, to let her know we are there for her, and to send her some love & hugs. I used a Tilda image I got from Jodi. The next card is also made with a Tilda image that I got from Cami, and the idea of her sitting in the flowers was from Jodi. She showed me this idea this weekend. I used different colors to make it look cheerful. Cut the layer pieces with my nesties, and embossed with Cuttle bug folders, I also used the larger dew drops that I got from Jen at Little C's. Took a side profile pic so that you can see the stickles on her wings.













These next 2 cards are made with Nancy Kubo images.
I have a "play date" in a few weeks & need to have 2 cards for a swap that Cami will put together for us. These were fast & easy to make, I hope the recipient likes them

I told you this was a long post! I ask that you keep my Sister in law & Brother in law in your prayers. I have been crafting a lot to keep my mind off things & relieve stress, but it's been Tough!

31 comments:

Kris said...

Denise - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I'm very sorry, i wish we didn't have to go through these situations! i try to craft too, to keep myself busy and try not to stress... but lately, somedays i just can't think straight! Love the cards that you made!! the Tildas are adorable... and i LOVE all the embossing you did... i just love texture... God Bless my sweet blogging sister! We are all thinking of you!!!! hugs, Kris

Jenny said...

Dear Denise,
My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope your brother in law pulls through. We lost my father-in-law this past year and it hasn't been easy, so I understand what you all must be going through. I had a hard time reading your post. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jenny
Crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

joni h said...

Sorry to hear about your BIL. Hope he gets better. Your cards will brighten their day. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!
ps-thanks for the reminder about the 2 cards! I forgot...oh, the pressure!

Cheryl said...

Oh Denise, so sorry to hear about your BIL. It was hard reading your post about his condition. Your cards all turned out beautiful! Take care!

Michele said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your BIL, Denise! I know this must be a very difficult time for all of you. Crafting is a good stress reliever and the cards you made are wonderful! I'm sure your SIL will love the card you made for her. My thoughts are with you and your family! HUGS!!

Kim Y. said...

Oh my goodness, Denise. I am in tears as I read your post. I am so sorry to hear about your BIL. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Love your cards!

Islander Girl said...

Oh my! Your BIL and SIL will be in my prayers! Big (Hugs) to you and your family!!!!!

I'm sure the cards will definitely cheer your SIL up!!!! Every bit helps and this card was made from the heart which means so much more!!!

Cyndi said...

Wow, sorry to hear what has been going on. I will pray for your BIL and everyone else close to him! I'm sure your lovely cards will cheer his family up! Btw, thanks so much for the images! Didn't expect all that! Along with the other images besides Magnolia! Super cute! Thanks again and please take good care!

Cami said...

Denise, your sad message brings tears to my eyes but I want you to know that you and family are in my thoughts and prayers. It's good Jim will be flying over to be with his sister in this difficult times. Your cards are beautiful and it will brighten their spirits. If you need to talk or whatever, email me and I'll give you my phone number. I care about you too. Hugs, and love, Cami

Crystal said...

Hi Denise, I want you to know your family is in my prayers...HUGS to you!!

Your cards are all SOOO adorable, thanks for sharing

Berenice said...

Denise My prayers are with you and your family. :)

Marisa said...

Your cards are beautiful Denise. I'm sure everyone who receives them will love them. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I know that this is a difficult time for you all.

Fay said...

Denise-so sorry to hear about your BIL. I'm sure your SIL will appreciate the beautiful cards you made. My thoughts are with you and your family--hope he pulls through.

Maylee said...

So sorry to hear of such news Denise, please know that your brother and sister in law are in my prayers. Take care and lots of hugs!

Kelli B said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless you all. Take care! love the cards!

Liann said...

Denise-your cards are beautiful and will bring warm thoughts..take care and my prayers are with you and your ohana

Joy said...

I'm so sorry Denise! Taelyn has a gift of prayer...we will keep you in our prayers! If you need anything please let me know. your cards came out so lovely! I know that crafting is good for the soul. I'm sure the card will be comforting knowing that the family is behind them. you take care of yourself. I will try to stop by this weekend.

Jill said...

aww Denise I will put you all in my prayers tonight, I'm thinking of you all at this awful time, hugs Jill xx

Teri said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family as well as for your SIL and BIL. Sending big hugs to you! xoxo Teri

Brenda said...

We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay strong and take care!

Rita said...

Oh Denise I am so sorry, I will keep your brother-in-law & you & your family in my prayers.

All of your cards are so beautiful & your sister-in-law will appreciate you thinking of her & sending a little ray of sunshine her way!

Enjoli said...

Dear Denise,
My heart goes out to you and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know exactly how you feel. My grandma's sister had breast cancer that spread to her brain. When we went to see her, she was so happy to see us. I was so surprised that she recognized my son. Your BIL will be very happy to see your DH. I love how all of your cards came out. Big Hugs, Enjoli

Nannieflash said...

Hi Denise, Im so very sorry to hear of your brother in laws problems and of course I will be praying hard for him.
Your cards are gorgeous and will be well received knowing that youve put so much heart and soul into them. With love and hug Shirleyx

Risa said...

Oh Denise,
My heart goes out to you and your family dear. Just reading your post brought tears to my eyes, I'm so sorry. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Your Magnolia card is beautiful! The colors are beautiful and Tilda is colored in beautifully!
I love your other samples also! So cute and cheerful!
Big Hugs
Risa:)

Rina said...

Denise, thank you for sharing your family with us and for blessing us with the opportunity to stand in the gap, for you and your family. As I type, I pray God's healing, comfort, and peace upon your brother-in-law. Not only physically, mentally, or emotionally but most of all...spiritually. Above all, I pray God's will and His hand upon every part of this situation. I pray for God's traveling mercy upon your hubby, as he travels. May you all stay close to Jesus and trust in Him first. Always remember, that He will never leave you nor forsake you. In Jesus' name, be blessed!

Rina said...

btw...love your beautiful cards. They will definitely put smiles on one's face.

Aloha and God bless~

Maria said...

Hi Denise. . .I'm so sorry to hear of your BIL's illness and that he is now in hospice. What a sad time for your family. I will have your BIL in my thoughts and prayers and I wish the best for him.

Your cards are beautiful and your SIL will surely appreciate your kindness. It should bring comfort to her.

Take care and stay hopeful!!

Maria

Jenny said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I love how you made your cards. This will definitely cheer your SIL up!
Take it easy. See you soon.


Jenny

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Oh Denise, I am so sorry. I will keep your family in my thoughts. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do. Take care.

Hugs,
Michelle

Jodi said...

These are all wonderful cards Denise!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!
Big Hugs
Jodi =)

Jen said...

Hey D,

Beautiful card creations. Thank you for sharing your current trials with all of us. May the Lord's healing hands bring comfort and peace to you, your family and most of all your brother in law. We will hold you n' your family close to our hearts, and in your prayers.

Blessings n' Hugs,
Jen