Monday, May 28, 2012

FREEBIE - One Nation Under God




I love patriotism!  I love red, white and blue.  I love the freedoms we have in our country.  I'm grateful for those who protect that freedom.  I made this freebie last Fall after feeling inspired by seeing the new 9/11 memorial in New York City and wanted to remind you it was in my freebie library.

If you are a Facebook Fan... you can download this PDF as a freebie!

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I also wanted to take a quick minute and update you on our family.  This month has obviously been brutal.  Getting a diagnosis of cancer turns your world upside down and finding peace is difficult.  I am, however, surrounded by angels both seen and unseen that have made this unpleasant journey manageable.  My hubby's tumors are extensive and inoperable.  They are like a webbed net of cancer from his neck, to his armpit, across the left side of his chest down to his diaphragm.  He was staged as a 2BX Hodgkin's Lymphoma - which means we caught it on the earlier side, but it's fast moving and agressive.  We are so very lucky that it had not spread to any organs or to his bone marrow. He's displaying amazing strength and often teases us that he's got this cancer in a head lock.  I don't know if he's actually got it in a head lock yet... but he's a fighter and he's giving it his all.  We have 6 months of chemo ahead, he had his first round last week.  This certainly hasn't been an easy experience, but we've grown in faith like I can't even describe.  We feel close to God and know he is watching over us every step of the way.  Thanks to all of you who have sent me amazing, uplifting emails.  Keep them coming!! :) I have saved each one and will read them on the hard days that are surely ahead.

God Bless...

10 comments:

Lucia13 said...

thinking of you and your family!
May God protect you and pass you through this difficult time!

Lusine
Enjoy Teaching English

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your husband. My husband also had cancer a few years ago & I can say it was one of the worst & hardest experiences we have ever had to go through, but it also brought us closer together & helped strengthen us in ways not possible otherwise. May God bless you during this difficult time!

nurturedheartgal said...

Our blessings and prayers to you and your family, Colette!

Bastian Family said...

Colette So sorry to hear about your husband. Heavenly Father has a plan for you. Our family will be praying for your family.

Heather said...

Thank you for the wonderful freebie! I will be praying for you and your family!

Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

Merry said...

Bless you Colette for thinking of us with this freebie and sharing you talents again.I continue to pray for your family through this trying time. Please know that you are loved and the Lord is mindful of your situation. Take care-♥

Nikki said...

I am so glad to read an update. We're still praying for you and hoping that you'll have lots of happy memories during this difficult time.

~Lindsey said...

Thank you for the freebie! Many thoughts and prayers for you, your Hubble and family!

Lene said...

Thanks for the update. A positive attitude works wonders when fighting cancer and your husband sounds like a real fighter.

(((cyber hugs)))

One Scrappy Gal said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I'll pray for you all. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art work!