Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beautiful Fall Day

We learned this week that my baby sister has lymphoma. Please put her on your prayer list. I needed to do something crafty to help me out with my feelings after hearing the news. I made a trip to Staples and found a leather notebook that I liked. I decided that she needed something to help her keep all her apts, doctor's names and numbers and most of all a journal to write about "her journey" . I divided the pages into 3 categories., with page dividers. The journal, the calendar, and addresses. On each journal page I put an inspirational quote. I added a place for her to put her address in case she was to misplace it. The calendar pages have a front and back. The front page, list each day and the back has the whole month at a glance with a picture of a bird. (she loves to feed the birds). I attached some ribbons, to use as book markers. I also included a personal message on one page. Then I found a lined basket to put it in, along with the extra pages. I added some tissue, a tag and made it into a JOY basket. Please keep her in your prayers as she starts this "journey".

6 comments:

Butternutsage said...

this is a beautiful gift for your sister and I am sure it will help her during the times that will not be easy for her. I think it is perfect and will beocme a treasured possession for her. I will keep her in my thought Shelia. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Great notebook and promise to remember Valda in prayers. pyt

Robyn said...

Such a thoughtful gift, Shelia! I especially love the 'joy' basket! (She's in my prayers!)

Valda said...

The pictures do not do it justice.
They don't show the love that went into each and every page. I am going to be fine. Too many prayers being lifted up for me.
Sissy, I love you so much!

Pat said...

You did such a beautiful job with the journal and the Joy Basket. I'm sure Valda will treasure it. You both are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful gift for Valda. You both will be in my prayer each night.*