Tuesday, September 30, 2008



Greetings from southwest Missouri! The weather is perfect lately. Muffin is enjoying it very much.



We had an exciting weekend. We went to St. Louis with my friend Susan. We went to the art museum, the Basilica and ate lunch at the Lemp Mansion. We all came home tired, but had a great time.




My friend Susan is a breast cancer survivor. She told us almost 2 years ago that she had breast cancer and I can honestly say I never heard one negative word from her. She had the Best attitude and helped Us through the ordeal. We were heartbroken. She’s been my best friend since we were little girls and my kids think of her as their aunt.



She had a mastectomy and had to have a year of chemo and a month of radiation. She is a trooper in every since of the word. Her mastectomy was on a Thursday morning and she was back to work the following Tuesday. She runs a daycare center from her home and has for the past 25 years. She has no children of her own, but considers that she has helped to raise over 200 kids.



She also received the Silent Hero Award. She is always trying to do things to help her community. Needless to say we are very proud of her and are so grateful we have her in our lives.



I thought since next month is breast cancer awareness month, it would be a good time to tell you about my remarkable friend.



Thank you to Deb, who we had a private swap with. She sent Lindsey and I some very nice treats and we appreciated it so much. If you have not met Deb yet, you should visit her blog, Garage Sale Gal. She is always entertaining and very sweet.



Cherish each passing moment,
The laughter and the tears . . .
For days go by swiftly,
And gather into years.
- unknown



Wishing you much happiness! Twyla

14 comments:

countrygirl3031 said...

Good morning Twyla...you got so many good treasures from Deb. I just love her!

Thanks for the story about your friend; she sounds like a wonderful person to be around!

Have a great day!
Hugz,
Michele

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
Glad to hear you had a good weekend with your remarkable friend. Thanks for sharing her story. I loved seeing your swap treats. Muffin is gorgeous.
Lindsay

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Just lovely Twyla. And what a remarkable woman and friend to have in your life.
Lisa & Alfie(who sends a sniff to Muffin)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

So much to admire about your friend...God bless her!!

Wow, that's a nice pile of goodies there--lucky!

Thanks for the comment on my blog yesterday--I laughed so loud that I scared my cat! Twyla--you are one heck of a schmoozer! Good luck!

Smiles, Karen

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Twlya,
You stinker :)
That is a great picture of you and Susan and what a dear freind to have. I also have a friend and she has had brain cancer/tumor. breast cancer and strokes and she is my age and the brain cancer was 14 years ago, breast cancer 4 years ago and she also has NEVER complained...I should tell her story..it makes me cry..she is now living in an assisted living cottage as she can't live alone...breaks my heart.
I hope you are having a nice day off. Muffin looks cute in her little outfit:) Take care.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Vintage Tea said...

What a lovely weekend it sounds like you had and what a truly inspirational friend you have.

Victoria x

Happy @ Home said...

Hi Twyla,

It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your friend Susan. She sounds like a great friend to have and a real inspiration too.

Your swap treasures look like a lot of fun.

Thanks for visiting me. I hope to be back to blogging real soon.

Hugs,
Kim

Alex said...

Thank you for sharing your friend with us today! :) And I really liked the quote that you put in.

KatCollects said...

Hi Twyla,
What a great friendship, thank you for sharing her story with us. Your weekend together sounds very special.
Hugs,
Kathy

Linda Lou said...

THANK GOD YOUR FRIEND HAS SURVIVED BREAST CANCER. WHEN IT TOUCHES SOMEONE SO CLOSE TO YOU, IT FEELS LIKE YOUR GOING THROUGH IT TOO, I AM SURE YOU WERE A BLESSING TO HER DURING THAT DIFFICULT TIME.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

What a wonderful tribute to a brave lady! May God bless her with strength.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Twyla! What a wonderful friend you have!! And I can tell you are a wonderful friend, too! Cute pics of then & now. Loved your swap items, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Melissa said...

Hi!

I just stumbled upon your blog. I think it is wonderful that you wrote about your friend. She is quite a hero.

I was diagnosed almost one year ago with stage #0 breast cancer (it's pre-breast cancer).

Please pass on my good wishes to her.

Thank you.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Sherry said...

How lucky you are to have such a great friend and how lucky she is to have you!!

Your goodies are so cute and I love the swap package you sent to Suzie! Everything looked so nice and the slippers looked so cozy!

Sherry