Saturday, October 17, 2009

GETTING INSPIRED


I have been trying to feel inspired to write in my blog and it has been a couple of weeks now.

I have been trying to sell a custom designed card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to raise some money for a Christian sister named Anastasia. Her mom has terminal cancer due to breast cancer and she is in hospice care.

I realize the economy is really tough now and spending is difficult but I just keep hearing in my head, that the Lord gives back ten-fold.

I am a seller on Etsy.com and have had very little sales which is fine by me but when it has something to do with giving - I am there.

I belong to an online Christian Women's group on Etsy called Team Christian Artists and Crafters. What a wonderful group of women and if you need prayer - this is where you go.

You might already know that I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 at the age of 50. Being new to all of that, I went along with a lumpectomy, chemo therapy and radiation. I was angry the entire time and it might have been my anger that pulled me through all of that. Three years later I was diagnosed once again and this time, knowing more, I opted for a bilateral mastectomy, after which the lab came back to tell me that there were no cancer cells in the breast tissue. My oncologist suggested a little chemo therapy, to which I replied "there is not such thing as a LITTLE." I put my faith in the Lord and the lab results and I am a breast cancer survivor now for 10 years.

Not everyone is as blessed as me and I believe that the Lord has plans for all of us.

6 comments:

Renee said...

Congrats on being a breast cancer survivor Sue! That is a beautiful card. Just a suggestion, maybe you should put a link to the listing on your post. :)

Christie Cottage said...

I love that card! But since I had it featured on my blog twice this past week, I guess you already knew that!

Praise GOD you are a survivor!

Creative Coquette said...

This is a wonderful idea. I just tweeted the following:

Support a Cure:Order this card & 50% of profit goes 2 a fellow etsian whose mom has terminal cancer http://bit.ly/rOj8l pls RT #beatcancer

Hope that helps spread the word.

Best wishes,
Z

O and in case you would like to see the actual tweet you can visit my twitter page:

http://twitter.com/creativecoquett

Dionne said...

Pink is such a happy and positive color, I am glad that it is associated with finding a cure for breast cancer. It's great that you are creating for a cause!

AMKreations said...

I believe that the Lord knows your heart Sue...don't be discouraged! The card is lovely...beautiful in fact. Etsy is what it is...and I can completely understand your thoughts/frustrations. God bless you!

knitblitz said...

I'm so glad you survived!