Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Rx: hearts & sparkles & everything else

To the loving mother that did an amazing job raising an incredible man...

You did it once. Twice. And you can beat it again for a third time.


Jay sends to you, lots of "hearts and love and I-love-yous and more hearts."



Lola sends to you, lots of "glitter and sparkles and more and more sparkly glitter."


And Fifi sends to you, everything else that is missing, at once. She, the third, completes the picture.


And I send to you, every inch of our stubbornness that must run in our family to give you the strength and the courage you need to fight breast cancer for the last time.

Forever grateful for what you created. Fight.

88classy comments:

OHmommy said...

I really want to thank ALL of the incredible friends I have on twitter for your suggestions. The ideas you had, that poured in all day long, were incredible.

A million thanks. xoxo

momof3crazykids said...

Oh those are beautiful! You should have them framed and then give them to her. Perfect!

Kelly said...

Beautiful works of art, both your children and the canvases. My thoughts and prayers to your MIL. Cancer is such a horrible thing and for her to have beaten twice...well then she must be a tough gal, she can do it again! Best of luck to her!

BookMamma said...

What a gorgeous idea! I can only imagine the strength & comfort your mother-in-law will get from this precious artwork. Great job!

My thoughts & prayers are for your family!

Momo Fali said...

Beautiful. Just perfect.

Wishing and praying for your mother-in-law.

Kel said...

praying for your MIL's recovery...beautiful gifts full of love, I'm sure she'll get the boost she needs.
~K

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Those are gorgeous!! She'll love them! I'll keep her in my prayers.

Marinka said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job. DId the kids help?
;)

Scary Mommy said...

OK, I love those. You could seriously auction those off to raise money for breast cancer. They're gorgeous.

Sending your MIL lots of good thoughts...

Miss said...

Beautiful. Full of love. You are all amazing.

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Wonderful! So very wonderful!

MommyTime said...

Those are gorgeous! I send best wishes for your mother and your family, and I hope these cheer her through her fight.

Designher Momma said...

fantastic, fantastic, fantastic post!

Feener said...

beautiful

Hailey said...

How beautiful!
Praying for you and your family.

Maura said...

Really lovely. I'm sorry she's going through that again and wish her nothing but the best. I'm sure the obvious love represented in those pictures will help.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Those are one of a kind, straight from the heart, beautiful!!

Sending good thoughts and lots of prayers to your MIL.

Lisa

Rhea said...

Those are so creative and so beautiful! Really nice way to honor her. I'm so sorry she's going through this, but I have confidence she'll kick cancer's butt with you guys in her corner.

Krystyn said...

Oh, those are beautiful. I'm sure she'll love them.

And, the inspiration they will give for her fight is unspeakable!

Tara R. said...

Those are truly fabulous works of art. I'm sure they will be treasured for many, many years to come. Prayers for your MIL, and your whole family.

Beth said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way.

And the art work is beautiful. From one amazing mother to another.

jen said...

perfectly awesome ... and a sure inspiration to engage the courage needed to beat it ... again.
thinking of you and your family ... and sending as much stubborn as i can muster up ... to help her, as well.

ShallowGal said...

Gorgeous! I bet they give her the strength she needs !

xoxo, SG

The White House said...

I will pray for your MIL. She should be inspired to fight with those great meds you and your kids have prescribed!

TheScrappyMama said...

How beautiful! Good luck to your MIL.

The Daily Stroll said...

Beautiful works of art! She will love them. I will keep your MIL in my thoughts and prayers.

krissy said...

What a courageous woman batteling it for the 3rd time. She is strong and will prevail once again.

Prayers for your beautiful family.

Cancer sucks. That's all there is too it.

Momo-Mama said...

Warm thoughts to you and yours...and that last picture is just TOO MUCH!

Melissa said...

I love the pictures. And I'll bet grandma will, too.

3 times? Wow, let's hope this 3rd time is a charm and will be treated and cured easily. :)

the mama bird diaries said...

Beautiful post. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

Perfection.

Flea said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry to hear this. The art work is wonderful, though. Perfect sentiments from all four of you.

carrie said...

It's a perfect prescription. I hope everything goes well.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

That is such a great gesture, and I am sure it will be loved and appreciated. Stay strong and never give up! Many thoughts of wellness for your MIL!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a touching post. I hope she beats it for good this time!

MsMommy said...
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MsMommy said...

As blasphemous as this sounds, I was blatantly defiant of God when I found out my grandmother had breast cancer. I was in college. She had seen me through some major troubles, when everyone else hung me out to dry. So when I found out, I clearly remember saying, "God, don't you DARE take her from me. Not now." She won. I hope your MIL does, too.

brown eyed girl said...

Those are so precious, your children are beautiful people. So are you, I hope all is well with your MIL.

Indy said...

Lots and lots of prayers for your MIL and your family.

MIT Mommy said...

heavy sigh. I'm here. Trying to think of what you might need. Not feeling very creative or witty.

Megryansmom said...

Saying a prayer for your MIL's full recovery.

Mama Smurf said...

I'm sure you put a smile on her face. Great idea.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That is so sweet. I am sure she will treasure them!
Praying for a quick recovery for MIL :)

Tracey said...

I'm so sorry that she has to go through this again... May you all keep that stubbornness through it. And I hope this time around is as easy as it CAN be....

3 Peanuts said...

I am praying for your MIL and for your hubby and your family. It is so hard. Cancer takes so much from families.

Kim

amanda said...

i love the artwork. as i look the possibility of cancer in the face friday i can't imagine what she is going through. again. i'll be praying!

♥ spoiled mommy ♥ said...

My thoughts and prayers are w/your MIL.

What beautiful artwork...love the face in the last picture!! :)

Stephanie said...

So sorry to hear this. But I'm sure this totally made her day. What beautiful pictures!!! Definitely frame them!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

My mother has battled breast cancer (10 years ago), lung cancer (2 years ago - considered a recurrence of her breast cancer) and brain cancer (last year - more recurrence). And she's STILL here and still fighting and still maintaining a good quality of life. Cancer research has come a long way - and this combined with your mother in law's strength will get her through another fight. Hopefully she really won't ever have to live to fight another day. She can just live to live. Much love to all of you.

Nap Warden said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...sending strong vibes to your MIL:)

maggie said...

Just beautiful. Sending good and strong and fighting thoughts.

Elaine A. said...

Those are gorgeous and so beautiful and treasured! And cheery and wonderful! I could go on and on! What a wonderful idea to do that for her.

Prayers for your MIL and all of you!

Blessings From Above said...

Praying for your MIL as well as your entire family.

Love the paintings. You are so brave to let Fifi play with paint!

Irene said...

Yes, I agree, that was the absolutely most perfect idea. I love them and I definitely can imagine how much your MIL loves them!!!!

I'll be thinking and praying for your family!

Courtney said...

So sorry your mil is fighting for a third time...I think this will lift her spirits...Good luck and I will keep your family in my prayers

Don Mills Diva said...

I know, truly know, what you are going through.

This was a gorgeous and inspirational post and I am praying with all my heart for your MIL's recovery.

xoxox

Kat said...

Oh Damn.
My MIL just finished her chemo and radiation for BC. I hope your mother in law fights this beast and comes out of it beautifully.
Prayers.

anti-supermom said...

What beautiful treasure your children created - that she had a hand in making.

May she have a FULL recovery.

Noob Mommy said...

Wishing your family extra love and support during this tough time...

Kellan said...

My thoughts and prayers to you MIL!

Kellan

Cecily R said...

What an amazing and fitting thing to do for someone who sounds amazing herself. A wonderful tribute and what a treasure for her!

My best to your mother in law. And to her supportive family!

mpotter said...

the pictures are gorgeous & happy-filled. perfect for a time like this.

i wish you all the best.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

How awesome to have a MIL you are so in love with! I hope she fights very hard and the pictures are a perfect present.

Amy said...

Beautiful paintings, I'm sure they will make her day!!

Rachel said...

You are amazing. You are blessed to be a part of each other's lives.

Those are perfect. Prayers for her and the doctors and strength for all.

You are raising three amazing children and they are a tribute to you, hubby and her.

{hugs}

LaskiGal said...

This is truly lovely . . . such a wonderful gift.

Blessings and prayers for your MIL.

kristacooks said...

This is so incredibly sweet! You are all lucky to have each other :)

krista:)

Michele said...

Beautiful pictures. I know your MIL will greatly appreciate them and it will make her smile to know her beautiful grandchildren made them in love. What a thoughtful and wonderful thing to do. Our prayers go out to you and your family. My grandfather beat cancer 2 times. He did pass away almost 4 years ago from leukemia but I know your MIL is young and she can beat this.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Those are awesome.

Sending good thoughts and prayers to your MIL!

Every Day Goddess said...

Beautiful cards, I hope this adds to your mother in laws feeling of being loved! I am praying for her and your family, so tough to have to do it again.

Lisa said...

that made me tear up. Here's to an easy fight - and I know those beautiful pictures will remind her of all the reasons she has to win this battle!

prayers being sent to your MIL!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

That was really touching. Very cool. I am not even going to add sarcasm or a joke, because I really mean it.

A Crafty Mom said...

How absolutely wonderful and perfect. The paintings are exquisite. Prayers for your MIL, I'm so sorry.

Crystal D said...

OHmommy, your MIL and family are in my prayers.

Im2Sexy4MyVan said...

So beautiful.
Made me cry for you/her...

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Your MIL is surely full of fight, for those three beautiful kids that she gets to help grow and love.

The kids art is so precious and so obviously full of love. They did great!

Prayers for your MIL and the whole family. Stay strong!

the planet of janet said...

precious. and amazing.

hugs and prayers for you and your family.

Zoeyjane said...

That turned out simply amazing.

Robyn said...

This had me in tears. I'm sure your MIL knows exactly what and who she's fighting for.

Clare said...

what a beautiful idea and post! i will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers! love to you! Clare

judithshakespeare said...

Perfect, honey. Just perfect. My thoughts are for your MIL and your family.

smallland said...

So beautiful and thoughtful. Best wishes for your mother-in-law's speedy return to health.

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Those are absolutely beautiful - what a gorgeous testament of your childrens' love for their grandmother, and to you for being such an amazing mom and daughter-in-law. I hope your MIL has as easy a time as possible kicking cancer to the curb. She certainly has some amazing support behind her!

Kelley said...

My heart is breaking for you babe.

She will fight it.

She will win.

I demand it.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful. Praying for your MIL.

just jamie said...

Wow. A fighter. And a lover.

Beautiful.

Jaina said...

Those are absolutely beautiful. I will be praying for your mother-in-law.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

I don't know how I missed this post.

What a wonderful tribute to your MIL. I pray that she fights and wins this battle again.

(((hugs)))

 

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