Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Angels - in real life

Attention digital scrapbookers - free digital kit downloads from Summertime Designs. I love her work. But first check this out:

First you have to take a minute and read about this little angel:
Baby Bree

Then you have to read about the Angel in Charge of This Effort.

And then you HAVE to read about all the other amazing Angels that came to their rescue.

Being a cancer survivor myself (December 7th will mark 2 years in remission for me) I can attest to the fact that it's the little things that make all the difference in the world. The Angel/Person that listens to the Spirit and just drops by to say 'hi' who has no idea how lonely you are. The person that praises you for your courage to go bald in public. The person that mows your lawn so your husband can play with the kids and you can nap. The person that brings two take and bake pizza's over 'just because'. The person who invites you over to a scrapbook night so you can get out for a change. The person that drives you to your next doctors appointment. Cancer/Chemo/Radiation/Medicine take so much out of you as you live only moment by moment. I can't imagine being a 7 month old with cancer and or being the parent who works tirelessly to save your life. But I can tell you, Angels do exist. I have seen them and every little tiny bit helps.

I am releasing a kit, a pre-made album of sorts, this week at Cottage Arts that is designed for cancer patients and their families to record their story. All you have to do is add your photos and text. There are three pages of Word Art and two BONUS card designs and 26 pages as well as a full cover design should you choose to print it at Shutterfly. Although I must say it's just so cute (hey, I put the album together - I did not design the papers) that anyone could use it. You don't have to use all of the word art the way I did. That's why we left it separate. It would make an awesome Christmas Gift for ANYONE! And guess what, I also made 6 instructional videos just for this album. So anyone who uses Photoshop Elements or Photoshop can use it. I will post the link as soon as it is up - we are hoping Wednesday. And if you want to, feel free to post info on your personal blogs about this digital scrapbooking kit. I also want you to know this, Michelle, owner of CottageArts, has a mother who has undergone treatment for breast cancer. She just retired in May from nursing. And the day I sent the first page designs to Michelle, she told me they'd been at the hospital all day with her mom and the cancer has spread to her bones. She arrived at the Mayo Clinic yesterday for testing and will start a new treatment plan tomorrow. One in three people will have cancer in their lifetime. So let's be each others angels, especially this time of the year, whether you buy this kit, help Summer's friend, pray specifically for another person, and/or do something nice for someone else. Believe me your prayers can be felt. And so will your kindness!


Cut the Crazy out of Christmas said...

What timing - I just found out this evening that about someone I know who has cancer. Your suggestions on how to reach out have already helped me. Thank you.

Andrea said...

Beautiful Post. Summer is amazing. I read about her often. I am excited to see your book. What a wonderful thing to do. You are a great example. It was nice to be reminded of some of the angels in my own life, even though I am not battling cancer myself. Friends, neighbors, and family are some of my everyday angels.

Lindsay and Mike said...

This post reminded me of Elder Holland's talk during this past General Conference. It was one of my favorites!

Krysta said...

That was an awesome post! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. Angels are all around us and we shouldn't underestimate the little things we do to help...they become the big things.