Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sisters

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I have often wondered what bonds sisters together. It is only biological? Or is it something else. Does everyone have it? Or is it something you have to work on?

I was 23 years old when we lost our mother and it's been hard not having her around, especially when times are difficult. We still have eachother even though we are far apart! I am so thankful for text messaging and facebook (something I've just started using) to keep us up to date on our daily happenings.

The day after Thanksgiving I found out that I have several brain tumors. My oldest sister Jen (on the left) flew in from Ohio and my younger sister Julie (in the middle)drove from St. George to spend a week with me before my first surgery. Huge sacrifices were made by both of them (and their husbands and children) to be with me. It was so comforting to have them close during such an uncertain time. Looking back, I am so grateful.

It's been three weeks since my first surgery. I've been through a lot and experienced many miracles and praying for a few more. One of the most important thing I've learned through this experience is to enjoy those whom you love now. Take time for the most important things in life and be happy.

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Amber Hall of Amber Hall Photography took our pictures (on super short notice). I love her and thank her for it! To see more of her work go HERE.

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18 comments:

passingdowncrazy said...

I'm signing up to pray for miracles for you!!!

Shannon said...

Amy I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. Please know that your are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can help you with please let me know. Hope you are feeling better and real soon.

Annelies said...

One of my favorite quits was made with your pattern and your fabrics. It makes me smile when I look at it. I will pray fervently for you, knowing that our Father watches over you. I send you cyber hugs, XXX

Carol said...

I just made a baby quilt with your pattern Vintage Baby. It's always been one I wanted to do. When I posted a picture of it on my blog I had a few of my followers tell me about you and what happened with the brain tumors. I read about you on Material Girls blog and all I could think of was that I so hoped for you to recover completely and as quick as possible. That's awesome about your loving bond with your sisters, family is forever. I wish you a speedy recovery. Here's my blog address if you want to see a picture of the baby quilt I made with your pattern: carolscraftblog.blogspot.com.

Mama Pea said...

You have been and continue to be in my thoughts. I am so sorry you are going through this, but I am happy to hear you have the support of your family. Big hugs to you.

Dawn Heese said...

Get well soon!

onlymehere said...

I pray that you may have a good outcome and that your prognosis will be excellent. God bless you. I have six sisters and we aren't as close as you are with yours. I've always longed for that but I believe it's something that has to be worked on, as well as biological, and I need them to work on it too. Maybe someday. I'm so happy you have the love of your sisters.

Cherisa said...

Amy.
I had NO idea what all was going on!! I am so glad you were able to have your sisters come and be with you. Coming from a Family of all girls I understand beyond belief what the "bond" of sisterhood really means and what a wonderful thing to be a part of..
You continue to be in my thoughts.

Janet said...

I'm thinking of you Amy and saying prayers for you. Your sisters are wonderful!

Mary Jo said...

Amy! I wish had a chance to see you and Melda at the show last year, I am sad to hear that you are suffering but my prayers are with and your special family. Please update your blog more!! Love and miss you guys!

Adam,Emily, Paisley, and Hayden said...

Amy, you are such an incredible lady! my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hopefully you have a quick and speedy recovery!

Karen said...

Wishing you all the strength in the world for a speedy recovery.

Wendy P said...

Praying for your healing. All things are possible through Christ, who strengthens us.

Also: Positive thoughts are sooooo important.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I also have two sisters but unfortunately we aren't close but once a year when I drive back from Ohio to ND to visit. Communication is the key. Such great photos! I know how blessed you must be to have them during turmoils with your health. I pray all goes well with you during surgeries and healing.

Kate Brown said...

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. After being diagnosed with cancer and going through the treatments etc, I find that the way I deal with it is just be myself, do the things I like to do as I am able and be thankful for every moment. Let your body heal without guilt, do what you can not what you think you should. Rest, take care of yourself.
You are blessed to have sisters! The pictures are just beautiful. I have 3 brothers and I always dreamed of having a sister. Best wishes and blessings to you.

Yvonne said...

Shannon told me about your illness. What a shock that must have been to you but what a blessing to have such wonderul sister's by your side. You will be in our thoughts and prayers here in Holland too. I am sure they will reach you!

Tiffany said...

Love you!

Carole Kurth said...

Hi Amy, I've always been a little envious of sister-relationships that seem close and natural. I have a younger sister, and there are 4 years between us. When we were young, we were playmates. then, later, we had nothing in common except our parents! Now, as grown adults, it's much better, but we've had to work at it, and learn to find common ground. i am thankfull for her and she's one of my greatest cheerleaders.

I'll be praying for your miracle too. You have been blessed with your sisters. Great Photos! Hang in there, Amy. May God send his Angels to comfort you, and bless you with His Divine Healing.