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« on: February 04, 2014 12:30:49 PM »

My best friend and I have been friends for a long time but it wasn't until we were both diagnosed with autoimmune diseases that we became the very dearest of friends.  We were the girls that were making something out of life while being sick.  We often spoke of our paths in life and how motherhood was not for us.  So imagine my surprise when last June she walked into my house crying and said "I am pregnant."  She was happier than I had ever seen her, it was a beautiful moment that I will treasure forever.  I immediately got onboard and came up with a bunch of crafts for us to make together.  We were having a great time getting ready for Shane (baby's name) when Jen (my best friend) found out Shane is very sick and may not live past birth. 

I felt so helpless in the face of her heartbreak I didn't know what to do at first.  Then I remembered I believe in miracles, I believe that anything is possible with God and I believe in the power of prayer. With this in mind, I went to work on putting Shane on prayer lists around the world.  I also decided that as Jen's best friend it was my job to make sure she keeps hope alive.  I was immediately inspired to make a series of postcards that I could send to her for the rest of her pregnancy.  I had no idea how many I was going to make but I decided as I made them I would pray for Shane.  It turns out the magic number was 10 postcards.  I named them a Series of Hope.

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#4 Shane's initials are SEA


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The first one was sent today.

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014 12:37:49 PM »

I wish all the best for your dear friend and her baby. I am sure that your cards will help keep her spirits up, they are beautiful and full of love.
Keep us posted.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014 12:55:31 PM »

You're a very special friend and this is so beautiful and touching. Thank you for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014 02:04:53 PM »

Wow, this is so beautiful.  Of course the postcards, but also your spirit, friendship, and the hope you are passing on to others.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014 02:26:23 PM »

Your cards are beautiful.  What a very special thing to do for your friend.  I wish your friend and her son the very best.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014 02:45:48 PM »

My prayers go out for your friend, too. And what a wonderful gesture. And beautiful artworks. I just sent my best angel. When your friend's belly gets warm...it arrived. I pray to three different spirits. You might want to encourage her into Zen. It can bring her comfort and peace. I am glad she has a wonderful friend like you.

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014 03:16:54 PM »

Beautiful.  I wish the best for both your friend and her baby boy.  These cards are something that will lift her up and she will cherish forever.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014 03:17:51 PM »

Thank you all for your kind words.  Any and all prayers, thoughts and love are very appreciated.  Miracles happen!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014 03:20:36 PM »

They do.  Sending lots of love their way! 

I also must say that these really touched me personally.  My mom has terminal cancer and sometimes it's hard to smile and remember to continue to hope.  Thank you for sharing
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014 05:57:49 PM »

Thank you for sharing your beautiful works of art and your deeply personal story as well.  It looks like they will inspire not only your friend, but many people here as well.  God bless you, your friend and her baby.
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    « Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014 02:46:08 AM »

    Rocking this, what a thoughtful loving gesture, you are an amazing friend!
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    « Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014 08:07:30 AM »

    These are not only thoughtful, but very beautifully done!

    They will be cherished by your friend forever.  My thoughts and prayers for her.
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    « Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014 12:00:39 PM »

    These are beautiful. They made me happy (& sad for the story), but mostly happy. My soul was cheered.  Smiley
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    « Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014 06:00:14 PM »

    I am so touched that people are being moved by my little works of art.  Jen got the first one today.  She texted me only saying "thank you." I took that to mean i did my job as the BFF.
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    « Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014 08:39:04 AM »

    These are all so beautiful, you are truly a wonderful friend. I will also keep your friend and her child in my thoughts, and hope for the best for both of them. I'm sure she is comforted to know that you are always there for her.
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    « Reply #15 on: February 06, 2014 08:51:53 AM »

    I am sure that she is really fragile right now, so you are a good friend to know that she probably can't say a lot more or else she might lose it...please keep on sending them to her to at least let her know you are around no matter what...again, beautiful...just beautiful work.
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    « Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014 11:46:17 AM »

    Stunning.  They're gorgeous works of art.

    As another person with several chronic illnesses (who also is not bound for motherhood), and one who had a miscarriage four years ago, you are an amazing friend.  Someone who can share hopes and fears and joys and who understands is almost impossible to find.  That's proof of a miracle right there.
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    « Reply #17 on: February 12, 2014 07:54:44 AM »

    Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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