Friday, April 25, 2014

The Friday Freebie (and a little info)…

Before I share this week’s freebie, I just wanted to briefly let you know what’s been going on with me.  A little less than one month ago, my 23-year-old daughter was officially diagnosed with anorexia.  It’s been a long month of tests, blood work, ECG’s, more blood work, struggles, heartache, anxiety, did I say struggles? .. you get the picture.  She is a very sick young lady and we have a very long road ahead of us as we do everything possible to help her overcome this horrible illness.   I am sharing this with the hope that you will be understanding if the freebie is delayed, or perhaps not even available from week to week.  Although I love to create and I do find it helps me relax, my daughter’s health must take precedent.  My only request is that, if you have friended me on facebook, I’d appreciate it if you do not mention this on my fb wall.  I know my daughter would be very upset (and maybe even angry) if she knew that I put this out there to the world but I truly believe in the power of prayer and felt that it was something I needed to do.  Since she’s is a facebook friend, this isn't something I want published on my facebook wall. Private emails or private fb messages are fine.  Thank you so much.
Today’s freebie is dedicated to my “little girl” in her struggle to keep on living. As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!
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Don't forget to come back next week for another Friday Freebie!

39 comments :

Suze said...

This is so perfect for her. May you find strength in each other. I definitely understand where your priorities lie at the moment. Put you and your daughter first - anything else can wait.

Kimberly Goodman said...

Your daughter has a long road to recovery. I am sending prayers her way that she makes it.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Family is priority. My 12-year-old niece was hospitalized for this after she passed out in school. My brother and his wife had no idea. She has been struggling for almost a year and has been in counselling (the whole family goes as well). I hope your daughter gets the help she needs - this is a tough disease. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your daughter.

Maryann Laursen said...

I´m sooo sorry to read this, and I definitely wish you both all the best of luck in the world. I had a girlfriend when I was young, that had this terrible disease so I know, what you´re going through, but when that is said, the chances are really good for a total cure too,and that girl from my youth is a wonderful and happy granny today, so don´t fear too much, I know, you can beat this together, and if you ever need any help and support feel free to write any time okay.
Thanks for this awesome freebie and please don´t worry about anything gets out one day or another, just when it feels good for you to do it, as we certainly don´t expect anything like this for certain okay?
Have a nice week-end now after all and take good care of both of you okay.
Biiiiig cyber hugs from me.

alice smith said...

Much love & prayers go out to you & your family. May God what over your daughter & give her strength.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the freebie. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter and hope that you can get the right help to make her well.

Gail said...

Thank You for the freebie - sorry to read about your daughter - I hope the right cure comes quickly and helps her - have a blessed day.

Heather G said...

Keeping yoú ànd yoúr family in my thoughts and prayers. God will provide thê streñgth when yoú need it.

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers your way!

Ema M said...

(((hugs))) and prayers. xx
Ema

Sue said...

Just sending you both a lot of love and wishing you both strength to fight this.

Tami B. said...

Thoughts and prayers for your daughter and all others involved. Thank you for the wonderful sentiment.

toni said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter and hope she gets through this ordeal. This saying will be sent to my daughter since she has a daughter that is cutting herself and my daughter is getting her help but this also is a slow process. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Penny Yoder said...

My niece is a recovering eating disorder person. She is doing well now, but, yes, it was a long road. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Penny Yoder said...

My niece is a recovering eating disorder person. She is doing well now, but, yes, it was a long road. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

grandma's joy dqheart said...

thanks so much for the saying, keep it in mind as your family goes through this journey. prayers for all of you. keep us updated when you can know that a lot of us are cheering your daughter and family for a successful journey.

Diana said...

Sending lots of hugs to u both. I know the long road ahead for her. To many people have this. So sad. Hugs to all who fight there way back. We all probably know someone who has issue, u just might not know it.

Kathleen said...

This is a lovely sentiment, thank you and good luck to you and your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Blessings to everyone in your family. Make this journey be a short one.

Tine said...

Sorry to hear of the difficulties faced by your family at this time. It will be a long road to recovery but I hope you all find the strength to keep going.
Thank you for sharing the sentiment.

Pat Kinkaid said...

You sentiment is so appropriate ... for many of us... as well as your own struggle. May God bless you, and bring healing to your daughter.

Debbie Caldwell said...

It's a very nice sentiment, and very appropriate for the situation. I am so sorry you and your family are having to deal with this terrible disease. I will say a prayer that all will work out well.

Cynthia said...

Thank you for the lovely sentiment - I plan to share it with my daughter who is going through a rough time right now.
I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers that she is able to overcome this disease.

loyaz said...

What a perfect sentiment. My heart goes out to you. We have been down this road and it isn't easy but there is always hope, just hang on. Loving prayers are sent your way

Kiwi said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter,and pray she'll be on the road to complete recovery very soon.Thank you for the lovely freebie.Hugs

Robin said...

I can't imagine the pain your family is in. You all are in my prayers. I know it will take great strength to overcome this disease, but with prayer your daughter will hopefully become the wonderful woman she is capable of becoming.

Tina said...

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all of you.

Tina
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Miriam said...

Thank you for all your freebies and you take the time you need to help your daughter. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. Family as always comes before all else.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Sharon this is such sad news and my heart goes out to you and your daughter. May your strength and your motherly love and caring bring her through the tunnel of darkness to the light on the other side. Thank you again for such an inspirational sentiment.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lady Anne said...

Sharon, I just can't express what is in my heart for you as you travel this very hard life pathway. I will be sending healing thoughts for all of you and I will continue till I hear that everything is back on track. May you and your beautiful daughter always walk in the light of love...

Vicky Gould said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your daughter as you go through this awful struggle!

Angela Hoynes said...

Sending you love and keeping you and your daughter in my prayers. I came to leave you some love, but I really like your quote too, so thank you for that.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Saying a prayer for your daughter and your family!

Betty said...

Sorry for the struggle you and yours are in today ~ here is to much strength tomorrow...

Thank you to the lovely word art.

Anonymous said...

I wish you both strength

Mehrll said...

Love and prayers

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Sending thoughts of strength to you both.

Cindy John 3:16 stampartistry.blogspot.com said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I am going through some personal struggles right now too, although a different kind. Trust that there are a LOT of people who will be praying for you and your daughter. She is your #1 priority...don't worry about the digi world...take care of her first and foremost.
God's blessings to you!