Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Breast Cancer Ribbons . . .

One of my best friends, Bob,
is a cancer survivor.

He had breast cancer and underwent
treatment and was cured.

My other best friend, Donna,
decided to stitch
enough ornaments to fill a
Christmas tree
and auction it off at
Thanksgiving by way of a raffle.

She has had a lot of help in this undertaking
and there are very many
beautiful ornaments up
for auction.

So l . . .
stitched some ornaments in
memory of some of my loved ones.

Bob is one of those people. He is now
81 years young and is very dear to me.
And thank God he survived ~ many don't.

My Aunt Maribel also had breast cancer
and she lived for some years cancer free
after her different forms of treatment.

Then she didn't return to the doctor
after she was cancer free
until it was too late.

The cancer came back and got into
her bones and before she died it
had spread all over her body.

She had many broken bones
because her marrow was so porous.
She even had her arm broken once from the blood
pressure cuff.

She was a Bible scholar and she knew anything
about the Bible you would care to ask her.

She has been greatly missed.
My cousin also had breast cancer. When she died
she was only 56.
She also did not go back for her check ups
after she was cancer free until it was
too late.
So to honor her I made this Breast Cancer Ribbon.

I plan to make them into ornaments. They will
be backed with a floral for my
Aunt and cousin
and a swirl, for Bob.
Then a ribbon will be added around
the piece. I will also put a little hanging ribbon.

I will post pictures when they are finished.
Tonight I found out that my x brother-in-law has
pancreatic cancer.

After the biopsy is studied they will know more.
What stage it is, if it has spread and what
kind of tumor he has in the pancreas.

He is very frightened so all your prayers
would be appreciated.

I will keep you posted on his progress. He is very
dear to me and I can't believe this is happening
to him. He is a funny guy. I have know him
for about 42 years.

If you are interested in participating in the raffle
just leave a comment and I will give you the info.

Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments.
Take care and God Bless ~


  1. What lovely ornaments. You have really been touched by C a lot, haven't you? I'm sorry for that. The tree for raffle is a great idea.

  2. Cancer really touches us all doesn't it. Your ribbons are beautiful and a wonderful tribute to your family and friends.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these stories.I'm so glad that your friend Bob went to the doctor soon enough to be helped.Most men don't make it as they are too embarrassed to go to the doctor until it's too late.I thank God my dad and mother both went in time! These are verly lovely ribbons by the way!

  4. Ornaments and memories are beautiful. Prayers for your x-BIL.