Thursday, December 18, 2008

A gift for Sarah

Life's funny. Over the past few weeks I have been hit with a great deal of good news & wonderful things have been happening, everything just seems to be falling into place. Little things, just the other day I got a flat tire, which normally is horrible. But I decided to stop in my chiropracter for an unscheduled visit & when I came out I had a tire on it's way to being kaPooT! Luckily I was right across form a service station, and they put on the spare. Now had I gone to Wal-mart as planned it would of blew on the highway & that would have been ugly.

My husband got a promotion! I got my Christams stuff done, on time! My ex-husband's estate finally closed & the long 4 years is over! I got some new Malabrigo sock yarn! All GREAT news.....but it seems that for every 2 things that happen good, I would get some kind of bad news.
I got an e-mail from an old high school friend telling me that a friend of ours was recently diganosed with Ovarian Cancer. She had just given birth to her first child, a beautiful little girl, Louisa. She is stage 3C & in for a long road. I know this because as many of you know my mother was diganosed with stage 3C Ovarian Cancer almost 2 years ago. Oddly, the same day I got the news about Sarah, I got some news about my mother. The cancer has spread throughout her body, her options are none. There is really nothing else to say. I know what comes next from other peoples stories & online reading, the nagging question that hangs so cruely in the air for all of us is, "How long do we have with her?" I hate surprises. I just want to know. So I will be spending time at home with her in Altoona, driving back & forth. Jack turns 1 on January 10th, this calls for a party at Grandma's house!

I sat down last night to knit Sarah a pair of fingerless mitts, chemo can make you cold. I know she'll love them. I have to get them done tonight. They will be sent off with a care package that a girl from our high school is putting together for her. I hope she has a very Merry Christmas with her family. I know I will.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

You are very thoughtful.
I'm keeping your friend and mother in my thoughts and prayers.

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh No Keana. I am so sorry to hear about your friend and your mom. So sorry. My heart is with you guys. OOOXXX

Abi

KnitPastis said...

Oh Keana, I am so sorry to hear this about your old school friend and your mom.
That's just like you to make something special for someone. The nurse that delivered your baby(hope I have that right),girl that took of the estate, your mom and now your old school mate. You are a doll. God Bless!

a friend to knit with said...

keana....i am so sorry about your mother. and your friend. i will keep all in my prayers.
you really are so nice to make sarah some mitts. she will so appreciate them.

Carrie K said...

Oh no. Your bad is pretty bad but it's nice that you can still have some good in there.

tiennie said...

I am so sorry about your mom and friend. My best thoughts are with you and them.

I'm glad that you have some good news too. Congratulations on the estate closing, getting your shopping done and especially on Matt's promotion! Good for him!

nicole said...

you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers this holiday season.

Yarn It said...

You are so sweet. I am so sorry to hear about your friend and your mother.