The Pattie's Creations PCDC#80 Challenge is Giving Thanks or Thank-You. We can all use more Thank-you cards and this is a big Giving Thanks month in the U.S. I chose to use Pattie's Mums in Basket image as I knew it would be easy to color up with Fall and Thanksgiving colors.
I made a thank-you card to send a friend, but I am definitely very thankful this year. I have a zillion (seriously) things to be thankful for, but today the situation I am most thankful for is that my Mom is still around. Earlier this year, we found out her Breast Cancer had returned and it had already spread to all her bones in her upper body (stage 4). It came back 5 years after her mastectomy, and after rounds of radiation, pills, and frequent monitoring. It shocked us all and we really didn't know if she would still be here for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Needless to say, it has been a rough year. Happily, the chemo has kept the cancer at bay and she has been happy and enjoying life all year. When you visit her, she is smiling and laughing and making cards to send others - a true inspiration. People are amazed that at 78 with COPD and cancer, you can still find her in her yard pulling weeds, in her den making cards, playing games on the computer, cooking and baking (there is always a homemade dessert on their counter), and being her sweet self. We still don't know how long we have with her, but that is true of anyone - we aren't guaranteed time with anyone we love. I tell myself this all the time, but this year it is easier to remember.
We would love to see your thank-you or thankful cards in the Pattie's Creations Challenge, and I would love to read what you are the most thankful for right now.
Hugz to all!