Saturday, January 23, 2016

A box kindness arrived......

Years ago when I first started blogging I got to meet Kris Hurst who blogs at Blissful Elements.  I have gotten many wonderful holiday graphic CD’s from her over the years.  She sells at Etsy.  I was scrolling through her blog one day and happened on some items she had made to sell locally and I just fell in love! Hopefully next year they will be in her Etsy shop too.

People….she makes the boxes and all of the lovelies that go in them!  I contacted her as I just had to buy some of these as you all know my love of retro Christmas kitsch!
We talked back and forth and she asked me for my address….I told her I would pay for whatever she made….she said it was a gift…..I was so touched!  

First she sent Valentines, and not just any Valentines there are really big ones and little ones and adorable repro boxes for them! The photos do not do them justice….the large one are almost a foot tall! Adorable retro boxes remade by her, just like the Christmas ones....such a neat idea!

Then I opened another little package and this was inside….

One big box, with a medium box filled inside that and then a smaller box inside that with tags!  So many pretty images and SHINY BRITE boxes! Reds and greens, pastel pinks and mints!

These are the wonderful cards that were in the one large box….

Behind these cards was this image….

the photo is glued to the back…:)

as well as this one too…..

here is another size and style of different box….had sweet cutouts in it…

The smallest box had tags….the most adorable tags….

Needless to say I was overwhelmed…..such kindness….with all of the pain and heartache we are suffering as a family, this was such a gift !   I cannot think of words that convey how I feel Kris! 
Thanks for all of this wonderful Christmas Kitsch!

An Update on Chris:
I want to take a moment and thank everyone who has prayed, called, sent notes, and supported us through this journey we are on….we are halfway there, the surgery is done, the damn cancer is out….I am going to show you a photo of the evil that wanted to take my son….warning…it is GRAPHIC!

This is a normal femur bone….

This is what the cancer had done to his femur….this shot is of the bone on it's side...


They ended taking most of his femur, but replaced it with a cadaver bone and flat brace…he will never go through an airport machine without lighting up all of the bells and whistles!  We have between 12-24 more rounds of chemo, depending on the results of the biopsies….but the cancer is out of my boy!  Thank you God!

Monday, December 7, 2015

We are so thankful for so many things….


This is the face of cancer…..

August of 2015

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November of 2015

Nov 5th 2015

December of 2015

Chris December 1, 2015 # 5

When I see these photos my heart just breaks….he is fighting for his life…he has really good odds of beating this disease, he is my son and it tears me apart everyday to see him suffer so……

He has an incredible spirit and I thank God everyday for it….

This disease is not just for the person who has it, it is for everyone who loves them!

I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you for the prayers, the good thoughts, the help you have all given us….we have a bit of a ways to go yet.  Surgery the first part of January to take out about 7 inches of cancer ridden bone in his thigh, then 12 more treatments….but we have learned to take it one day at a time…

So during this holiday season hug your loved ones a bit harder and be sure to tell everyone that you love them!  We are so thankful for everyone who has joined our fight….

And please…keep praying for my boy….


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