Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I bought a stamp set called "Prayer Journal" from Clear Dollar Stamps (in my website list on the side) before Christmas. I have plans to create some prayer journals to sell online, but it's one of those things I would "get around to doing" but had not until last week. I had started this, but had not finished it. Well, last week I finally got to drive out to Lake Medina, outside of San Antonio, to deliver some Girl Scout cookies to my friend Carol. Carol is a cancer patient, but has defied all odds, by the grace of God, and is still alive one year after being sent home to die. She has had surgery and still has cancer, but takes each day as it comes. She is a joy to have as a friend. She is 75 years young and is a stamper! She's not able to get out to her studio as much now that she is sick, though.
I wanted to take something special to Carol. She is diabetic, and considering we were loading her up with GS cookies, I didn't want to take another sweet. I thought of a plant, but didn't know if that would be just right. Then I remembered the prayer journal set. I had stamped out some crosses, and had covered one journal. The colors are bright and cheerful, reminding me of Carol's personality. I knew I HAD to assemble this and take it to her.
Carol is such a sweetheart that she took us into her studio and blessed ME with a gift of some amazing stamping supplies! Markers and cardstock to add to my collection! I was so surprised and thrilled! THANK YOU CAROL!!!!
I'll be posting more about our visit and the beautiful area where Carol lives on my personal blog, www.chefmama.blogspot.com so be sure to stop by & see a picture of us soon!