I received in the mail the other day, a wonderful Christmas present. It was homemade applesauce that a dear friend made and shared with me. It was sugar free (which she knows that I like) and she had shipped me four jars of it. What a treat and what a treasure her friendship is. We first met this sweet girl when she was in High School and after many hours and days in our home, she became like family. It has been amazing to watch the transformation that she has made over the years. She is now a young mom of 3 and very busy, still she found the time and effort to send me HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE! I have to admit I haven't been sharing it very well, it just makes me feel very loved every bite I take and so this gift was much,much more than just applesauce!
Today I tried to get the last part of the wedding stuff done and then we were able to do some last minute shopping tonight. We also got to have dinner with Amy, John and Angie... that is always a high light of our week, you can tell we are thrilled to get out or to just have company. This being snow bound has it's down points. Tonight when we got home there was a package on our front door...who from? You guessed it...one of my angels! She shared a few last minute things that may help me get ready for the wedding, what a blessing.
This has been such a hard experience with having Cancer again, but I am always amazed at all the wonderful people who have encouraged me and cared for me along this terribly hard road. I know life would be so much harder if not for these wonderful family and friends in my life. So I will close tonight with a few quotes that go with this thought.
"ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER. MANY TIMES A WORD OF PRAISE OR THANKS OR APPRECIATION OR CHEER HAS KEPT PEOPLE ON THEIR FEET." -------------Charles Swindoll
"YOU CAN WORK MIRACLES BY EXPRESSING FAITH IN OTHERS. TO GET THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE, CHOOSE TO THINK AND BELIEVE THE BEST ABOUT THEM." -----------------Bob Moawad
"THERE IS MORE HUNGER FOR LOVE AND APPRECIATION IN THIS WORLD THAN FOR BREAD."----- Mother Teresa
"NEVER GIVE UP ON ANYBODY." ---------------- Hubert H. Humphrey