Thursday, December 23, 2010

So Far Behind

I just want to apologize for being so unavailable for the last week or 2.  We’ve had some major set-backs as a family and I don’t think I’m depressed but just reflecting and re-evaluating.  I believe that God is good and has a master plan but it’s hard to see that when you’re right in the middle of it.  Stamping always has a place in my heart so I’ll be sharing with you some of the things I’ve made.


This card is done with a new stamp from our Occasions Mini coming out in January.  I used Poppy Parade and Tangerine Tango—love that combination.   I changed the Be My Valentine to Congratulations because I’m sending these out to my recruiters.

Story: Our 20 year old son lost a lot of the site in his left eye in November and the week after Thanksgiving, I got him in to the doctor.  He was sent immediately to an Opthalmalogist who told him he had Optic Neuritis: he didn’t think it was a tumor but could be MS.  Sent him for an MRI that Friday and by Monday we had the results—Tyler had lesions associated with MS on his brain. 



This card was done with Glossy CS.  I brayered 2 colors of ink: melon mambo and pretty in pink onto the CS.  After the ink dried, I embossed the design with versamark and white embossing powder.  Isn’t it cool?





This past week we did a Lime test to rule out Lime disease and it did come back negative yesterday.  Guess that was the good news.  We are now waiting to see a Neurologist in January to hear ‘the rest of the story’.  One of the big stressors is that Tyler doesn’t have health insurance where he works and has been looking for a job with better benefits—although he’s been at this place for 10 years (yes, since he was a clean up boy at age 10).  So the costs of all the doctors and tests is stressing him and us  majorly.    Praise the Lord: Tyler’s eye check up on Wednesday showed that his site has improved some.  I’m praying it will continue to do so.  I will try to keep you posted as I get more info.   I’d appreciate your prayers for healing and understanding.



Here’s a cute purse that we’ve been doing for our workshops where little girls are attending.  Tash does this class with them while the mom’s stamp.  It uses the square and circle scallop dies and a lunch bag.  This is poppy parade and old olive.  Then she wheeled it with versamark and embossed, then used a gel pen to add swirls.  We glued the top on with sticky strip to ‘hold’.  Tash took our white satin ribbon and sponged one end poppy parade and the other end old olive.  It was a huge hit with the girls and their moms!  Here’s a side viewIMG_3586:

Now, off to finish shopping, bake pumpkin rolls and some cookies.


Oh, I didn’t tell you that the girls and I repainted the family room, hall and foyer!  Took us 5 days!  I’ll share pictures with you soon.


Jody B said...

We'll certainly be praying for Tyler and your family. Merry CHRISTmas!

dja maine said...

Cindy, you and your family will be in our prayers. Good luck. The new year will bring it to you, I can feel it. Merry Christmas.


Patty Bennett said...

Praying for your son, Cindy. Keep us posted. Blessings to you all this Christmas.

Anonymous said...

My dear Cousin,

I do keep up with you on your stamp'in up site. I saw the news about Tyler. I truly believe Our Lord and Savior has all in his control! Prayers for you my dear and for Tyler's healing already taking place. My Morgann's husband William had a stroke resulting in seizures and the development of a marble sized anuerism and diagnosis of Factor 5 hereditary disorder in his blood on Nov. 29th. It has been a challenging year 2010! Yet, God is ever present in our time of distress!
love you, your cousin Paula Ruckman

Cindy Fodor said...

Hi Paula, I thought I'd comment on here and maybe you'll see it--your post came through as anonymous so I couldn't email you. So sad to hear about William---what a difficult thing to happen to a young man! I pray that they'll be able to give him some good medical care and that you'll all feel God's presence and direction in all of this! It's so easy to wonder what God's big plan is but I rest in the fact that he is faithful and he has Tyler's and William's best interest at heart--just as he cares for the little sparrows!
love ya,

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