Also inside was this wonderful card with embossed roses on it. As beautiful as the card was, it couldn't hold a candle to the sweet, touching words that were penned inside by Shelley @ Artsy Etc .
Shelley had held a drawing and was offering this wonderful Vintage Bonnet Girl Apron as the prize to the winner. Guess who won!! Melody has really gotten into the apron craze that seems to be going around.......... She is going to have such a bad case of apron envy when she sees this. If you are especially nice to me Melody, I will let you pet it. :-)
Among all of the other wonderful findings within the package was this beautiful ornament, just waiting for me to find a place to display her. Shelley, thank you so much for the wonderful treasures that you sent...... and treasures they truly are especially the items that you created. A truly gifted lady, you are in so many ways.
For all of the joy that my trip to the mailbox brought to me on Thursday, it was short lived. About 5:30 that evening we received a quick call from Tersie letting us know that she was on the way to Children's Hospital with Britt. Tersie had taken her to the Dr. for a check up and they discovered during this visit that her blood sugar reading was 286. In diabetes speak: that is a high reading. Normal range is between 70 and 120. What a blow that news was to all of us. Britt is 15 years old. A loving, active teen.
Right now she is dealing with the news very well (better than her g'ma is). This new road that she has stepped off onto, in her journey through life is not going to be an easy one. She has had a big responsibility thrust upon her young shoulders. The staff at the hospital has done a thorough job though of teaching Britt, as well as her Mom and Dad how to deal with this disease. All day Friday and today they were in classes of one sort or another. They now know how to monitor Britt's blood sugar levels and how to give the insulin shots. Tersie said they also covered what the consequences could be if the diabetes is not kept under control. Britt is a mature responsible girl and I know deep in my heart she will do fine. She comes from a long line of fighters and survivors. I have been there myself and know the emotional roller coaster she will ride from time to time. She has many people that love her and will be here to give her the support that she will need. If I am anything at all, I am a good listener. I have said this before and I have repeated it to myself over and over since that phone call Thursday evening.......... "No Child Should Have To Deal With Life Threatening Diseases!! ............ NO CHILD!!"
We went up to the hospital Friday morning to see Britt and make sure Tersie was doing alright. We brought T-Bear home with us from the hospital. She had been riding back and forth (3 hours round trip) with her Dad and Mom while they were trying to get loose ends tied up at their homes. Children just seem to breathe a special kind of life into a home and it is so wonderful having T-Bear here. Lots of hugs and kisses have been circulating the last couple of days at our house.
Before I wrap this post up, I ask that you please keep Britt in your prayers that she will be given the strength to deal with this horrible disease. That she will be able to keep it under control so that she can lead a normal teenage life. Of course if you aren't into prayers, please send as much positive energy and thoughts in Britt's direction.
I have lots more catching up to share with you, which I will do when things calm down around here in the next few days. Have a blessed day.