Thursday, March 8, 2012

Prayer Request, Updated...

Hello Gals,
I'm popping in real quick to thank all of you who have prayed for our oldest daughter's best friend in her fight with leukemia.  Her bone marrow transplant occurred and she is progressing along as she should, thank god.  Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words.

My daughter has also read your comments and we appreciate the prayers for our daughter as well.  She is strong for her friend but we've also hit a few emotional bumps in the road when she is missing her, to be expected of course.  Now with her senior year coming to an end and prom season fast approaching it is particularly hard, that has been something they usually do together, the planning, the shopping for their dresses, getting ready and pictures so she is working through the emotions of that too.  She often claims that she feels guilty partaking in all of the events that come with senior year and missing her friend is often very hard for her. She knows very well it's most important that she receives treatment and healing, and she of course wants that more than anything.

As I've said before, the blogging community certainly is full of caring, loving, supportive, and uplifting friends and I feel so blessed to be able to connect with so many of you.  I truly do appreciate the time you all take to leave your comments and sweet emails.  I know life can be very busy for us and yet you all make the time anyway.  Thank you....

Take good care,

Hello Friends,

Many of you know from reading my blog that we have had one heck of a year dealing with illness.  Loved ones, family members and friends.  Some (thankfully) recovering and those who are still fighting.  I appreciate all of your powerful prayers and believe they play a big part in recovery.

Well I have a prayer request to ask of you all once more.... 

Best friend on left, my daughter on right...
being normal silly teenagers a few summers ago, without a care in the world.

My daughter's best friend, Lauren, has been fighting an aggressive type of Leukemia for the past year.  It has been a hard battle for her but she is one strong and determined young lady.  While many kids her age are experiencing milestones like driving, proms, and making memories, she has missed all of her senior year of High School instead spending her days inside the confines of a hospital room receiving chemo.  Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she has befriended other young sick children on the floor, played with them and kept their spirits up....simply amazing to me.....  

This Friday she will be receiving a bone marrow transplant, and I am asking for prayers on her behalf.  She has already been blessed with a large group of family, friends, that love her dearly and and a community that has rallied for her and her family.  I'm so grateful to say she has recently found a donor match and what a blessing that already is.

Please pray that this transplant will be successful and for a speedy recovery so that she can once again be healthy and resume a normal life after having experienced this fight. Please pray for her family as well.

My own daughter has had a hard year coming to terms with her friend's illness and is missing her friend terribly, these two are the type of giddy girls that can be silly together...laugh so hard they pee their pants (truth), look at one another simply start giggling...even when no one else gets it.  They just get each other.

They haven't been able to see each other as much as they would like to during the past year due to treatments, sickness, and keeping germs at bay which could be dangerous for her friend.  My daughter also knows the most important thing is that she gets back to being healthy as quickly as possible and what a treasure a friendship like this one is.

Make sure you congratulate Tammy in the last post, she is the winner of the beautiful Shabby Apple Dress giveaway!  I have a very overdue Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Giveaway that I will be posting on Saturday.....please stop back to sign up, I know how you all love GBP!

Take care,

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Shabby Apple Winner!

Hello Gals!

I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner of the Boogie Woogie Dress from 
Shabby Apple, there have been some goings on here at the Farmhouse....

Tammy from Flat Creek the winner of this lovely giveaway!  Your comment was chosen by an antique random number generator called the old pick a number trick.....hubby picked and I counted, lol!  Stop on by her blog to congratulate her!

I sure hope that you get to go on your dream date with your hubby, girl....please go dancing in this adorable number....I know it's hard to carve out time for ourselves as wives and mothers but life moves all too quickly not to make time for that every once in a while!  I hope you are inspired when you see your dress to put on those dancing shoes!  

Oh, and send us some pictures if you like...we would all love to see how beautiful you look in it!  I will send your info along to Shabby Apple if you let me know the best way to do so in a comment below. Congratulations, xo! 

I read each of your comments and I so wish that you all could get your dream dress for your dream dates....sometimes it is fun to dream though, isn't it?  I hope that most of you took advantage of the coupon that Shabby Apple offered and bought yourself something adorable....they have so many cute things!

Stop Back!
I have another awesome GBP Cookbook Giveaway that I'm trying to get posted.  Hopefully it will be up in the next day or two, so be sure to check back!  Thanks for stopping on by, I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Take Good Care!

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