Before we get to the details of the Year End Close Out Sale that starts tomorrow, I thought I'd share an update on my cancer journey. Today will mark number 14 of the 30 radiation treatments I will have . . . so after tomorrow, I'm half way there! Yay! Each day I hop off the table, I'm rather excited to tick one more off the total! I have my last one on December 22nd . . . a timely Christmas gift, don't you think? Even though I'm nearing the end of treatment, I will still have to wait to find out when my final reconstruction surgery will be completed . . . most likely sometime this spring. And so here I am . . . in God's waiting room once again. (I guess I need more practice!)
While I have been feeling good and my tissue seems to be tolerating the radiation for now, the nurse reminded me yesterday that I'm nearing the point in my treatment when most people start feeling their fatigue level ramping up. I'm hoping that I get to skip that part (that's the optimist in me speaking), but will deal with it as it comes. The Lord has been faithful to walk with me one step at a time, one day at a time and each day I have to make a conscious choose to put my trust in Him and His promises to me. Trusting is up to me . . . the choice to trust is easier some days than others, but no matter how you cut it, at the end of the day, it's still my choice. I've walked this path for a little while now and I have come to KNOW the difference His Presence makes in my life.
I'm sharing one of His promises that I've chosen to dwell on each day . . . it's from Isaiah 43:2 . . . "When you cross deep rivers, I will be with you, and you won't drown. When you walk through fire, you won't be burned or scorched by the flames." (Message version) I think cancer qualifies as crossing deep rivers and walking through fire. I've put my trust in those words and they have given me courage and spoken life into my daunting circumstances. I'm so grateful for a God that personally invests in me! He's not just there for me. What river or fire is in front of you today? He's there for you, too! You can trust Him.
There have been so many ways that God has used people to encourage me through this journey! Recently I received a package and card in the mail from a dear demonstrator friend, Cindy Baughman. Cindy is a living example of someone that shares God's love with others. This is just one of the times she has blessed me with her creativity and generosity! I absolutely love the card and doggone it . . . I just had to purchase another stamp set because of it! lol! In fact, I had missed this stamp set completely! Just in case you did, too, it's called Strength and Prayers and it's on page 50 in the annual catalog.
And just in case you're wondering where the breast cancer ribbon is from, it's a cursive "l" from the "hello" in the Hello You Thinlits! The tiny flower is part of the Tree Builder Punch.
One of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the amazing people I have had the privilege to meet! Even though she lives in Hawaii, Cindy manages to brighten my days quite often! Her friendship is one of the many blessings I count daily! You can learn more about my sweet friend on her blog!
Cindy's Stampin' Supplies
Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and has some amazing deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and some current high-inventory catalog products. You'll definitely want to check here on my website on December 1st to see them all!
Here's a heads up on some of the details:
• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of my online store.
• Year-end closeout items may be added to any order,
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
• Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
• Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
• Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
• Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.
You'll want to check back on December 1st to find a detailed list of sale items!
Have you considered purchasing the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle? You get an additional $26 in FREE product (and FREE shipping!). Starting tomorrow, you can even add Year End Close Out items along with products from the NEW Occasions catalog (coming Jan. 4th) to your kit! Wouldn't you love a guaranteed discount on ALL your future purchases? Click here to learn more! (Simply email me if you need to see what's in the upcoming Occasions catalog!)
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