Sunday, May 26, 2013

Something AMAZING and beautiful!

A few months ago I shared that an old friend had been diagnosed with breast cancer. (Here's the original post). Well, guess what?

She had surgery - a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction - on April 9th. She goes back to work with a clean bill of health TOMORROW, May 27. Without chemo or radiation. The surgery was well-done and her lymph nodes were clear. She is cancer-free. She will of course be monitored but right now? She is healthy and good to go. I cannot tell you how happy this news makes me - I cried writing the post telling you about her diagnosis, and I'm crying again writing to tell you that she kicked cancer's butt.

She had two tumours, and two more cancerous areas that did not show up in any of the pre-surgery diagnostic tests but were discovered in pathology. You already know it, but early diagnosis is key.

So, I saw the challenge at Papercraft Star this week - Beauty. What do you find beautiful? I wanted to make a celebration card for my friend. This is momentous! But, well, it had to be a little sassy.

What do I find beautiful? My friend, who has amazing strength, grace, and beauty. Her recovery, which is miraculous. The fact that her family has a healthy mother and wife again. And the fact that she has been my friend for 20 years, and will be around 20 years from now.


Supplies: paper from Bo Bunny; clip art & sentiment from Crafty Secrets; Little Yellow Bicycle wood & heart pins; Prima bloom; May Arts ribbon; Wilton doily

I cannot tell you how much fun it was to make this card - that clip is genius. Most of the time we favour making cards for happy occasions - and that's very true. So this is on its way to Vancouver tomorrow with some yummy handmade truffles, handmade jewelry, and as many hugs as I can stuff into the box!

Thank you so much for sharing my joy :)
xoxo,
Jessi

19 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Oh Jessi what fabulous news for you, your friend has battled and won, I am thrilled for her and you. The card is so special I am sure she will love it along with your other gifts!

Dawn said...

That is fantastic news!!! I am so happy for both of you! Your card is amazing and just perfect for the occasion :)

Hugs, Dawn

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card for your friend ... Thanks so much for playing at Papercraft Star!

jimlynn said...

Jessi, that's absolutely wonderful about your friend!!! So happy for her - and you!!! She's going to adore this cute and pretty card!
Lynn

Lindsey said...

I don't think you could have created a more perfect card for this great news.

walchowDesign said...

Your are such a wonderful friend, Jessi! So happy for your friend that she is off from the tumor and healthy.

Very special card and am sure your friend will treasure it!

lostinpaper said...

Such wonderful news and a fun card for your friend, I know she will love it!

Linda Pekrul said...

What wonderful news Jessi! It's so great to hear. You've made the most wonderfully cute card for her too. It's absolutely perfect for the occasion!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

I am tearing up writing this. I am so happy for your friend.

You are a dear friend and I bet she treasures your friendship. She will love your card.

Hugs.

Lyndal said...

FANTASTIC news for your friend & her family Jessi!!! FABULOUS card too :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Amazing news for your friend, Jessi! I'm really happy for her and for you! That card is hilarious and perfect for the occasion.

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Awesome news, Jessi! I'm so pleased for your friend. Nice to know that miracles still happen for good people. :)

Your card rocks! That clip is awesome and you've framed it so perfectly!

Allisa said...

Great card for awesome news! So glad that your friend is now cancer free! Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Jenny said...

What wonderful news Jessi and what a fab, thoughtful friend you are :0) your box of goodies sounds like the ideal way to celebrate the good news and I bet your friend will love this card too.... Fun photo with a serious message :0)
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

awesome news, post and card:)

Emily Keaton said...

So, so glad that your friend is now cancer free. That is amazing and so encouraging! The card you made for her is sweet and sassy--I know it will be appreciated along with all of those lovely goodies and hugs. Thanks for sharing her good news. I am rejoicing with you both!

Stacy said...

I am so happy you will continue to have your friend in your life. I wish her the best! Your card is just wonderfully perfect.

Barb Murphy said...

Love that your friend is so well now! It's an awesome card and I think that she will be overjoyed to receive it.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh what wonderful news! I know how this has been heavy on you! Your card is awesome! Love the image and the papers! Woohoo big time! Makes me smile when I read happy news!