Sunday, October 25, 2009

where my heart lies

I love this heart I bought from my friend Stephanie Lee right before Valentine's Day. It has been fun to see where it will show up, as my husband and I leave it for each other in different little places.

It also has become a reminder just how fragile life really can be. Like the words in Mat Kearney's song Closer to Love,
"we are just one phone call from our knees".


When I read of the battle a Texas friend was going through,
my heart knew where it should go.

I ache as I know of the road she is walking. It will be a long and winding one. It is not a road I have walked. It is one my mother has walked as she has fought breast cancer.
My friend's name is Tina Wright.
She is battling colon cancer. A friend's note:
Dear Friends,
We are hosting a benefit dinner and silent auction for Tina W
right on October 29th near College Station. Proceeds of the benefit will go towards Tina's brave fight against cancer. We need your help and support to make this event a great success. Please let your creative juices flow and send us items we can use for the silent auction by October 28th. My address is: 3206 Von Trapp Lane, College Station, TX 77845. If would like to attend the event or need more information, please email carolyn.mccully@wwrd.com or call 979-575-6458.
Lovingly,
Carolyn McCully

Brazos de Dios, Harley Owners Group
How could I not respond to this? Could my heart really be that hard? What if it were me battling cancer? Maybe one day it will be.
These earrings will be slipped into the mail today.

"1920 pearls"
The pearls I used are vintage Japanese, bought from
Sandy Schor at the International Quilt Festival a couple of weeks ago. They have the most gorgeous buttery glow.

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
John 13:34

10 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

A beautiful, heart touching post Diane. I love what you are donating and I know that your contribution will help to raise the money needed. I also love what you and your husband do with the love rock...how beautiful indeed!! ♥

Daryl said...

There but for the grace of the gods go you or I .. I can identify as I have a dear friend undergoing surgery today for lung cancer.. we are all hopeful that its a very low level carcinoma and they get it all so he can look forward to seeing his children grow up, marry and give him many grandchildren.

Your friend is in my thoughts.

Esther said...

beautiful earrings.. very very beautifuls.; I 'm sure it will help a lot!! thanks for sharing.. this post was very touching!

sharon said...

Very beautiful! It will all come back to you someday .

stregata said...

Seems this disease is in my face all the time, everywhere I turn, at the moment. Love your contribution!

Narrative jewelry said...

All my thoughts every day for every one touched by cancer and other illness. I saw my father died last year by pancreas cancer. No one is safe from.

Sure your contribution will help. And these earrings are so lovely.

With love,

Riki Schumacher said...

Diane, your heart is as big as the state you live in. Those who know you are luckier in life, including me. I send big, big hugs your way my friend. Can't wait to see you. Riki

Cindy said...

Diane
What a wonderful, kind and caring person you are. Your thoughtful contribution will make a difference. Thank you for sharing.

Jen Crossley said...

You are a beautiful soul Diane we all face many challenges in life cancer takes so many we love I lost my mum to it,now my friend is 10years cancer free from ovarian cancer.
You are a beautiful person and I respect you so much

The Texas Woman said...

Thank you, Diane, for offering these beautiful earrings for auction at Tina's benefit tonight. I WON THEM! And I am wearing them as I type. Although Tina couldn't make the benefit, I know she was there in spirit with her many friends. I am in treatment for breast cancer myself so I'm balder than my husband but still, these wonderful earrings make me look great!

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