Saturday, February 23, 2013

Things are looking up!

Well I have been slipping with my posts, I apologize. Things have been hectic, I am on the downside of my Masters (I graduate in May) and the school year is quickly flying by ( I can't believe it is almost March) and now with the snow storm of the season I haven't had a moment to write or craft or anything :(

I did want to take a moment to tell you a little good news about my mom. We have been waiting on a call from the hospital about her surgery. As you may remember they need to approve it before we can schedule it because she doesn't have insurance. We have been waiting since last December and they finally called!

Here is the skinny, the hospital ordered 4 weeks of therapy and braces for her arms. At the end of the 4 weeks she will be reevaluated by her surgeon. While that is good news in a way it is kinda frustrating  because she has already had therapy and braces before and it didn't work but they want to try it again one more time. Of course I was afraid since she didn't have insurance that we would have to pay for all of the therapy but the hospital said they are going to cover the therapy since they are the ones who ordered it.

My mom is one step closer to getting the help she needs and deserves.

I want to say thank you for everyone who has continued to pray and send happy thoughts. My mom's spirit is boosted by this latest news and I am excited as well.

Mom, I know you will read this so let me say to you, I love you and Dad and I am glad we finally have something to look forward to!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Update on Life!

Hello World!

OK I know it has been a while but I have a good's called life. Many of you know I am a teacher and I love to make creative crafty projects; what you may not know is I am also completing my Masters in Education. I just started the program last summer and all year I have been doubling up on classes so I can graduate this May. Between work and college I have had very little time to craft. I hope once everything calms down I can begin to create again and share my visions with the world.

Speaking of creating I have an update on my mom. We are still waiting on word from the hospital to know if she qualifies for a program to help pay for the cost of the hospital's part of the surgery bill. Until we get word from them we can't schedule the surgery which just frustrates us all to no end. Every day that we have to wait is one more day she is in pain. Why or why do things happen this way, we have the money for one hand and if she had the surgery today she could be back to painting a little bit in 3 months or so. Ugh! I am not good at waiting but unless someone has a magic wand they can wave I guess we will have to continue to wait. On a good note, my mom received a card the other day from Deborah in Pennsylvania with a donation of $50 to the surgery fund! We were all blown away by this very generous and thoughtful gesture.
I wanted to take a moment and share this wonderful news, this was a nice ray of sunshine in our sometimes gloomy days.

Before I head off to dream world I want to leave you with a creation I made a while back. I love this card because it is cut a little differently and I added charms for a bracelet to accent the card. The colors complement each other so well too :)

Happy Saturday night and if you have a moment click the etsy banner to visit my online store. We are still selling our handmade items to raise money for the rest of my mom's surgery costs. I appreciate all the support.

Night Night,