Sunday, June 15, 2008


I attended a 'Survive 'N' Thrive' Single Mothers' Conference this weekend. It was put on by Arise Ministries and the theme was Building a Household of Faith and the question was asked: Who is the architect and builder of your home? Shelley Pulliam was the emcee and Pam Kanaly and Laura Sabin Cabinaillas were the keynote speakers. It was hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, and they were very gracious. There were many volunteers from churches across town. The breakout sessions covered a wide range of topics and were full of information and insight. We also had a chance to connect with each other and share both our challenges and triumphs, encourage each other and make new friends. Everyone involved made us feel welcome and loved - the volunteers even gave each one of us a rose and we arrived.

~ Bye for now.


Thought I would share a couple of cards I made this week.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

National Cancer Survivors Celebration 2008

The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivors Day and is celebrated across the nation. They go around the room and each survivor has the opportunity to give their name and tell how many years that they have been a survivor - last year one woman had just been diagnosed a couple of days prior to the event. I have posted a photo from that day for 2006 and 2007. This picture is from this year's event and is of me and another cancer survivor whom I have come to know in support group over the past several years and his granddaughter whom I have seen grow up before my eyes from a child into a young woman. John always strives to appreciate life and those around him. We all need to appreciate and thank God for whatever time we have on this earth to share with family, friends and all those we can connect with.

~ Bye for now.