Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Sister-In-Law is finally crowned.....some updates

Remember when I won the contest the person deserving the crown from Lucketts.  I wrote about my sweet SIL that does so much for everyone esp. her mother, my MIL.  I have had the crown for awhile but we hadn't been back to visit for awhile with all the weather that seems to hit on the week-ends.  You can't tell much from this picture.  But this crown is really nice.  It is big, shabby and interesting.  I can see it with flowers in it on a table as a centerpiece.  We were joking in this picture.  It is heavy and has a bottom in it.  The day we gave her the crown was perfect timing because her mother hadn't been doing well and it had been a rough week. 

Some updates......Please check the previous post to see if your package has been mailed or received.  I updated the information today.Swap packages are being mailed.  I will mail most today.  Can't wait  ti lyou see how cute these are.   I will post pictures soon. Remember they are tagged so that you know who made the items.  Feel free to remove those tags as they look a little crazy with so many things hanging from them.  You may not like how I made them into banners......feel free to assemble the way you want to.  I attached with glue dots or by sewing, so you could disassemble easily. 
Spring starts tomorrow but it is still cold......hoping for warm weather soon.
Today I had a routine blood work up.  Now off to the post office and then something I really don't want to do.  I am going to the hospital to see my young friend while she is visiting her dad.  I really don't know her dad.  He is one (Gene) that I asked you to pray for.  He had stomach cancer and has been in the hospital almost constantly since November .  He lost his job because he couldn't return to work.  They are living on what my friend makes and they don't even have grocery money.  Well he has days to live now.  They originally told him his cancer wasn't terminal.  That's the sad part of all of this.  I don't want to go to the hospital but my friend wants people to visit.  The visit went well.  I prayed when I got there for strength.  The room was full the whole time I was there.  No tears.  Somewhat like a celebration.  Gene was thin and frail but very alert and when I walked in he said are you her for Ashley.....my friend (She is 25 nd you know I am old).  I didn't think he even knew me.  He shook my hand.  What a sweet man.  I can see why they want company now.  He is in the Hospice wing.  Someone left to go get him some gingerale.  They came in to see if he wanted anything.  They are so nice.  I am really glad that I pushed myself to go.  I know that it meant alot.  He shook my hand when I left. 
Enjoy every moment of every day.

11 comments:

Loretta Thomas said...

She seems to be so happy with that crown! You really keep busy young lady! Hoping your friend can find peace during this hour of need! Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Loretta

Jean Knee said...

gorgeous crown for a sweet sister in law.

there is a package on the way to your house :)
Jeannie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your SIL looks so cute with the crown! I hope your MIL has a better week.

How sad about your friend's father. I know this must be a difficult time for everyone. Maybe she just needs you to hold her hand. Sending prayers.

XO,
Jane

Julia said...

It's awkward to visit someone who is dying but it happened to me and I went even though I really didn't wanted to go and I asked for God's help.

When I went in her room I told her sister at her bedside that she was so close to seeing Jesus and that she was the lucky one and it seemed to have put her at peace.

Her sister wrote me a thank you card telling me how much my words were of comfort to her.

Happy Spring,
JB

Susie said...

Debby, I am sending prayers for all of you. You will be held in love, for visiting your friend's dad. Stay safe Debby. xoxo,Susie

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

So nice of you to see the honor bestowed on your SIL. I hope to join the swaps when I don't work so much!

Marissa said...

Debbie, what a beautiful crown your sister in law has. You are right I can totally see it on a table with all sorts of jewels beside it. Have a blessed day Xoxo Marissa

vivian said...

so very very sweet of you to go visit your friends father. Im sure it meant a lot to them both.
great crown.. yes I agree it would make a great center piece.
have a great week..
xoxo

NanaDiana said...

Debby, You are such a good soul. I love the crown passed to your sil. Sounds like she really deserves it.

I am so glad you went to the hospital. I am sure Ashley was glad to see you there and it probably meant more than you will ever know. God bless- xo Diana

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Debby, You are one of the good ones, So proud to know you my friend. Happy Spring! Love, Penny

pogonip said...

Debby, you earned some brownie points for the hospice visit! That's a kind gesture your friend will remember forever.