Tuesday, February 1, 2011


This is a very very hard post to write. 
But I believe in the power of prayer!  We NEED, WANT and COVET your prayers.  Tonight my precious son, Shawn (37)called to say he has testecular cancer that needs immediate attention.  Via testing his whole body then directly into surgery on February 15th.  I am scared and I need Gods' peace about this whole thing.  I must be strong for him and his beautiful family.  Please please put Shawn on your prayer list.  (My brother is dieing of the same cancer and my father passed away from prostrate cancer a few years ago so the concern is unimaginable.)
Second: I have a daughter that has slowly been starving to death.  She has NO auto immune system left. She is not doing this on purpose and it is not anorexia.  It has attacked her lower and upper colon.  She was wearing size 24 and is down to a size 4-6 now.  It is robbing her of the ability to fight all infections plus making her weak and extremely tired.
See that sweet little girl on the far right well she turned 15 in Nov and has run away twice and found, plus she failed most all of her freshman grades.  Her name is Katiebug, (to her Nana), and she needs our prayers too.  So as you can see my heart is breaking for all of my babies.  Please please please pray for us.  There is just so much one can bare without the Lords' help.

Here is Melissa after loosing 178 pounds.
I was going to post something wonderful about the One World One Heart giveaway.  I HONESTLY wanted to But my heart is just too heavy right now. 
So this is what I will be sending to you if you are drawn through the random number system.  It is a lovely piece made of pearls and Swarvoski crystals.  Just leave a note and I will get it out as soon as the drawing is over.

Thank you from: Sharon, Shawn, Melissa, Katiebug and my wonderful daughter in love, Tammy and Ethyn!  I love you ALL so very much,
Mom, Nana and Friend


Cimbilimbi said...

I will light a candle for you Sharon and your loved ones. There is a difficult path ahead of you, I wish with all my heart that you all come out of this stronger, better and wiser. Love, Adrienne from Hungary.

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Dear Saron,
i will definitely be praying for you and your family. Nothing is as painfull as watching our children go through such trying times. A sword pierces our own heart as well!
Big hugs, Gerri

Theresa said...

OH Sharon... I'll be praying for your Son, your Daughter and your sweet Katiebug! First thing I want to do is give you a {{{{GINORMOUS HUG}}}}! Now, I'll get back to praying! I can hear the pain that your heart is feeling! I pray that GOD surrounds you with his love, heals those who are in need of healing and brings Katiebug back to her Nana! Love to you my friend! Keep in touch! I'll be praying!

Eveline said...

OMG, Sharon what sad news!!! In our family are also many people who have a cancer....I feel with you!!!! God bless you and your family!!!!
Hug and kind regards

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

oh sweetie, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. I will be putting all of your family in my prayers. Any one of those aweful things would be the worst to bear all by themselves but I can't imagine them all at once. Praying for some miracles for you guys, you definitely deserve more than one. Keep hope in your heart, big hugs!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh Sharon.. I am heart broken for you and your family... I will keep you all in my prayers. Mircles do happen...

Terri said...

One World One Heart it's about all the good and joyous things. This is true. But it also can be about all the sad and grievous that may be in our hearts aswell. So if we can leave posts to help lift your spirits I think that is the least we can do. We look forward to the promise in the scriptures and we are assured that it is impossible for God to lie when he says in Rev 21:4&5:
4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”
Until he does we can support one another with our words of comfort and prayers. I hope you can sense mine are being said in your behalf.

Kate said...

I will be keeping Shawn, Melissa and you all in my prayers. As unfathomably hard as this must be I am confident that the Lord has a plan for you and them that is perfect even when I cannot hope to comprehend what it is.



Sarah said...

You & your family will be in my thoughts. Sending love & good thoughts your way.

artbrat said...

My heart aches for you and your family. I have recently received a cancer diagnosis in a close family member and it is terrifying. I hope you hang in there. I am praying for your daughter, son and your entire family.

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is awesome.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Hermine said...

What a heartbreaking story, will lite a candle too!! Take care

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful!!!!

Saskia said...

Sharon, You and your family are in my thoughts!!

Sweet, sweet greetings,

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I will be praying for your family. Our God is a great and mighty God and He is with each and every one us at all times. I pray He also brings you comfort and peace during these difficult times with your family members that are suffering. I know you are worried!!

Blessings from Jessica

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

gpc said...

My heart is reaching out to you, I wish you peace.

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic givaway!please enter me!
visit mine too!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your pain, but praise the Lord for your faith to reach out to strangers for prayer. I've prayed and want to tell you that my dad had this cancer when he was 34. Two years later he fathered my twin brothers. Dad is now a hearty 85! Don't despair. God has his arms around your whole family!

Anonymous said...

I have you close to my heart and in my prayers...know that God is still in control and have faith..I know at times this is hard, but try. I know your heart is burdened...but place those burdens at Jesus' feet and let Him carry them...He will bring you through this....I will keep your entire family in my prayers....Hugs to you...and your precious family.

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

I'll be praying for you and your family.
Luv ya,

Melody said...

Sharon, I can only repeat what others have said about God being in control and that He will carry you through it. He knows your heartache and has His arms wrapped tightly around all of you. I am praying for you all, too.

LUCILA said...

I"ll be praying for your son, for your family, God bless you and your Family!

fairyrocks said...

Awe, hugs for you, I am sending postitive thoughts your way.
Your work and your blog are gorgeous.

Karen Taylor said...

what a great time to get prayers from around the world...
In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow too...love new followers but most of all I love new friends!


Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.
http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

Lori said...

It is with my sincere love to reach out to you in your time of need, stay strong, I will pray for your family, but also for you as a caregiver. Love and prayers to you new friend, Lori
I will add you to my side bar and keep up with you!

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey! I am meeting so many wonderful bloggers, including you!

My prayers and well wishes are sent your way...((HUGS))


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Sharon,
I will pray for you and your whole family...Sending blessings to you as you go through this difficult time...I am taking part in the OWOH challenge--and I do believe we meet people through it for a reason--and I will continue to pray for you.

Femmy said...

such a heartbreaking story, you and your family will be in my prayers.

Elsina said...

I am so sorry your family is going trough such a difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and my daily prayers.
Shalom from Israel, Elsina

Lisa aka Myran said...

Sharon, my thoughts are with you and your family!

Susan said...

Dearest Sharon, My heart is so heavy for you. I have not dealt with any cancer in my life, but i have the issues with the kids like the 15 yo , only worse than just the failing and running away... none of my kids are speaking to each other on and off and only one of them is speaking with hubby and I...too much to go into, and you do not need to hear all the dirty details. Just know I am soooo right there with you!

I am no longer Christian, But I certainly will pray and keep a candle lit for your family as well as direct healing, positive, and peaceful energy your way!! Funny thing...I am still down below 100 on the list but I decided to go to the end and start picking out blogs that seemed to call out to me, and here you are!(another piece of Fate)

much love and gentle hugs,
Pieces of Fate
#209...if you are interested.

Sea Witch said...

Prayers for you and your family. Sea Witch

Deci said...

Your work is exquisite and your son is in my prayers.

Michaele said...

Hugs, good thoughts, prayers, and faith are being sent your way from Kansas. Take care of yourself and continue to let others in so they can help you as you continue to help your family.


Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

HI Sharon,

I just said a prayer for you and your beautiful family. I Pray for God's strength, grace to sustain you and let you overcome all these circumstances..God bless!

* laetriciajaniel (@) gmail.com

Robin said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

My prayers and good thoughts to your son, Sharon. I sincerely hope that your son comes through it all alright.


Jennifer Hall
My Email: Miss.Jennifer.Hall@gmail.com
My Blog: http://slyfoxcrafts.wordpress.com/

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Sharon-It's heartbreaking to hear about all of the misfortune that you have encountered. I am praying that things turn around for your family. Your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous! You have quite a talent for color, too.
Please drop by to see the bead woven necklace I am giving away.

Jeanie Callaghan

trisha too said...

Sharon. I am so sorry.

Okay, yes, I know this is easier read than done, but it's one of my favorites, and such a blessing:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Cyber hugs and real life prayers
for you and your family, Sharon!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Paper Bagley said...

string me onto you list...your blog has alot of time and heart into it...I stay awhile in awe...relaxing my thoughts and venturing them into you pieces. you have done well with "you and life" I am sending a hug your way for your success'...me nothing as brillant as your work but come have a look see in Oregon...Tootsie

Paper Bagley said...

Prayers...good energy to you and yours...I almost lost my good friend...my son afew years ago...prayers do work...what will be will be...
It took me awhile to clear my memories of the hard times for they take time to clear...our children are our treasures of Love and straight...he will be holding your hand at all times.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

This is an awesome giveaway.
Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.

Hoopie said...

Prayers are with you.

I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

Please stop by mine OWOH 2011


Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sharon, I am so sorry for all of this personal turmoil you are going through. Good grief, one would be bad enough but you have 2-3 going wrong at the same time. I will definitely say prayers for you and your family. Thank goodness you know to lean on God for help to get through all of this. So sorry, keep us updated.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon, I knew God had led me to participate in the One World One Heart blog hop for a reason. All of my blogging is Spirit-led and I rarely participate in such big blog parties unless He leads. I am not here for the giveaways or even to gain traffic on my page. He leads I follow.

My dear friend suggested I visit your page because she knows that prayer is one of my passions and callings. To top it off, God has given me a profound compassion for the heart of a mother and I pray He sends me moms who needs prayers for their sweet babies of all ages.

I am the mother of a 21 y/o son and a 17 y/o daughter. When I tell you I am praying, I am praying. Please do not hesitate to stay in touch. I am praying for your sweet babies. My heart grieves for you because of He who lives in me. I don't even know you but He does. He sees each and every tear and knows you are tired and burdened. Do not look to tomorrow for today has enough burden. He will carry your tomorrows.

Feel free to visit any time and you may also email privately at homeiswhereoneheartis@yahoo.com .

God is in your midst. He has gone ahead of you. He loves your children more than you love them. Think about that and let it sink deep in your heart.

Love and blessings. Praying.

Lisa said...

My heart gos out to you, I know the feeling of getting hit with news like that...I believe in the High Holy Healers and will send them on to you...my gift to you!


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I am so sorry for all of
the trials that you are going
through right now !
I will definitely be praying
for you and your family ~


antmee said...

As a mother who lost her beloved young son to brain cancer I really feel for you and your family. Your son Shawn will be in my prayers! I also have a daughter who has put on so much weight that I worry about her too. She has started exercising to lose it and has lost 10 kilo so far and thankfully seems to be not dieting just changing her eating habits. May the Lord walk beside you during this hard time. hugs

jonaks said...

sending prayers for your son!!! its a lovely necklace. Be strong for him.

Sandi M said...

We are dealing with a very bad cancer in our family, but it is only one person. I can't imagine having all this to struggle through at the same time. I will be thinking of your family and saying some prayers. Hugs, Sandi

Kim said...

Great giveaway - I would love to win :) Thanks for giving me the chance.

Kim said...

While I am not religous and do not pray, I do believe in the power of love.

I am sending loving & healing vibes to your children and your family.

Believe anything is possible :)

Floss said...

Thank you so much for sharing what was really on your heart. Surely this is part of what OWOH is about. I will be remembering your family in my prayers now. God bless you all.

Gale said...

I don't want to enter the giveaway, but I wanted to let you know I was praying for your family!

cheekyradish said...

Thoughts coming to you and your family.

Hugs to you~


Jingle said...

Sharon, you and your family are in my prayers. I can't imagine what you are going through with so many things weighing on you right now. I only hope that you are able to meet some wonderful, kind friends through this event. Your giveaway is beautiful! I pray that your life will be, too.

Mimi said...

Heavenly Father, please watch over this family and bless them with healing that only YOu can provide.

Hugs & love,

Hoerauf at comcast dot net

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Christina said...

Sharon you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers..
Big hugs being sent your way!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Sharon, I am sending love, ligght and prayers of hope for you and your family. Take care of you thrugh all of this too.
Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

I am going to pray for you and your family every day. Even though I don't know you, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I really cannot imagine what you are going through.

Sigrid said...

A wonderful Giveaway. And I like your Blog also very well.
I try sometimes my luck with you to win the Giveaway.
Visit me, nevertheless, also... OWOH #646

Barbara said...

There is a wonderful old song with the lyrics; "all things are possible, only believe." You and your family will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. So many miracles have happened in my life and I am a firm believer in prayer.

Your work is beyond beautiful and God has blessed you with an amazing talent. I would love to win one of your amazing pieces.

God bless you and yours,

random thoughts do or di said...

You are receiving so many prayers from people who do not even know you. You must feel very loved and comforted. Please include me in those that are praying for you and your family. ANd please keep us updated about the outcome of your son's surgery. He can look to Lance Armstrong as inspiration!

Astrid Maclean said...

Dear Sharon,
You and your family will be in my prayers also, you are so brave to post your very special post. I feel with you and can only partly imagine what you are going through. The power of prayer is incredible, I know that, and in my thoughts I will try to surround you with love and warmth.Don't give up hope!!!

WindandHoney said...

Sometimes life is just simply too much! I am so very sorry you are going through this. These are the times when we know that we know, that God carries us because we simply could not have done it otherwise. I pray that your family will know physical healing as well as emotional. And that you will know the healing and strengthening power of the presence of Yahweh.

Sara said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Belinda said...

Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
hugs Belinda

MarieNeige said...

Gorgeous, do count me in... and pop over to my blog too at #218.

Lori said...

Dear Sharon~
I found you through my OWOH travels and was so saddened to hear about the health problems your family is having right now. I will definitely keep you in my prayers that God will grant you all a miracle. My MIL was just recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but we just have to continue to have faith and hope. ((((hugs))))

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

May you soon find the peace you are searching for...and may your children once again enjoy life as they were meant to...Happy and healthy.

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Wendy said...

My prayers are with you.
Wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sharon honey I will of course pray often for you and your family. I wish I had know you were going through this. We have lost touch over the past months and I am so sorry for that.
My brother is going through thoart cancer but with all the prayers from my blog friends he gets stronger every day. I do believe in the power of prayer.
Thanks for entering my giveway on OHOW. This is my first time doing it.

Que Bella said...

Hey Sharon, I am so sorry to read about your family and their illnesses. It's so hard to watch a loved one battle any sickness. There is power in prayer and positive thoughts, both of which I'm sending your way. May God bless you in your time of need. ~Michelle, OWOH participant, 598

Grace Wong said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I hope the best for your family. Don't give up!


Brandy said...

Prayers have been sent for you and your family! I hope everything turns around......Your creations are beautiful and would love a chance at winning.

Sylvia Smiser said...

Dearest Sharon,
May your son receive God's love and light in the way of healing. May you be at peace knowing everything will turn out well. I will be praying for you and your family tonight. Stay strong.
# 711

cottageprims said...

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Healing Woman said...

When I was down because of family situations, my father said to me, "Honey, you know, no matter how bad you have it-there is always someone out there who suffers more. My reply was-"Dad, it was me they were talking about when they wrote that helpful quote." I understand only too well what you are going through. My oldest daughter has cancer, one of my son's is a scziphrenic and one of my granddaughters went through the same thing as yours. (and there is much more) I have been and always will be "Nina" to them and I'll always be there for them. I know by your writing that you are a very strong woman. You will make it!

I'd be honored to receive anything you make or give, especially at this time when your heart is full.

Cheryl-Healing Woman

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi, I will say a prayer for your family, I think you are very talented in your beaded jewelry, it was so nice meeting you today
please stop by my blog if you have time

mitz said...

...its horrifying to go thru what you are going thru..been there, done that.. my prayers are with you and your family..Hopefully there will be a calm in your life soon..Thanks for the opportunity here. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

AlwaysInspired said...

Stay strong! Our prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Thanks for still thinking of the OWOH giveaway through all of this.
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

BluMoon said...

Sharon, I am thinking of you and your family, you have my prayers of course. Blessings to you my dear and don't despair.
with love

Susan Burgess said...

Sharon, thse are such hard times right now even under normal circumstances. So I will deffinetely be praying for you. My ucle had prostate cancer and he survived. It was frightenig for him though as his dad died from it too. He's clar now though, for now anyways. We are all grateful. I also had severe depression from age 11 to 41 I was suicidal and I'm not anymore. God does answer prayers but sometimes not fast enough in our opinoins. Why He allows soe to suffer and others to even die is incomprehenseable to us in this form.
Is your daughter sick from her own doing or is she habing a rare illness? I like to pray specifically. So am I praying she be cured of anerexia or does she have an auto immune issue that's making her so thin? That wasn' clear to me. I will pray either way she gets healed and stops running away. I pray that she begins to pray and if she's already praying that she pray harder and that her prayers if they are Gods' will for her life are heard. Because of what I have been through I am a better person but it was oh so hard to get through. I am far from perfect or eve normal but I am so much better. God does answer prayers. I pray for your peace of mind Sharon, that you know God is hearing you and watching over you and your family. let the whole world pray...AMEN. Love, Sanna

Aimee Jeffries said...

My thoughts go out to you and your family, and hope the clouds over you part soon.


Dawn said...

Words seem to be such empty comfort when one faces the incredible challenges such as the ones you and your family are going through right now, Sharon. I pray that the Lord will give you all strength to face the days ahead with courage, and that He will grant healing both physically and spiritually.
May God bless you all,

Teresa Carns said...

You are "amazing" and I will add you to my prayer list...

May the Lord send his angels down to protect all of your family and may they provide You with peace and understanding during these most difficult times (amen) remember you are always in God's care, just call on him constantly.. I do :)

You can email me anytime for further prayers, and I will continue to be there for you. (please-)


True :) said...

Wow, I feel so bad for all of the struggles your family is facing right now. I will say a prayer for all of you.
I am soooo crossing my fingers right now! LOL!
I am now one of your followers. I hope you will "Fly On The Wings of OWOH" over to MY BLOG, have a peek at my prize, and maybe even follow me too! :)
It's so nice to "meet" you!
True :D
My email: TrudySjolander@yahoo.com

creative sandwich's lovely proprietors said...

This site is Bessie & Bea approved :)
Come see our blog too (#789)
Bessie & Bea

HHCampbell said...

Sending prayers for your family, and wishing you peace of heart.

Sonja said...

Dear Sharon,
Such heartache for one person to have. I will send you strenght from the other side of the world.
Warm regards, Sonja (#785)

Antonella said...

Oh Sharon, I will keep your family in my prayers. Blessings, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

*hugs* Thank you for sharing what is happening. I am lighting candles and praying for the restored health of your son. Bless you for offering such a generous and beautiful giveaway. You honor us with this spirit of yours!! I'd love to own a piece of your work and would you please add my name to the draw, thanks! Norma 95

Dragonfly Creations said...

Reading your blog made me so aware of how precious life is. I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Your beadwork is totally awesome, what incredible work.

PEA said...

Dear Sharon, I truly believe in the power of prayer and please know that I've added mine to those of the others. This is all so heartbreaking and I can't even imagine how worried you are. You are not alone, we're all here for you.

Hugs, PEA in Canada xox

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You've got my prayers; my husband is going through treatments for cancer now and it's hard enough with only one health problem. God bless you and your family; may He give you strength and healing.

RosA said...

A very difficult time. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

my heart goes out to you and yours. this is what it is really all about. connecting, love, living, finding kindred souls across the miles. that is what OWOH is able to do. to be able to write so honestly about how you are feeling right now and to reach out to strangers in your time of need takes courage and hope. never let go of the hope. it will carry you through. i will have you and yours in my thoughts.

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Sharon,

I am praying for you and your family.
You are going through such heart wrencing times and I will pray that God will be with you and comfort you and your family.
God is the worker of miracles.
I will pray that Miracles will surround all of you and embrace you with his everlasting love and peace.

Love and Hugs,


Anonymous said...

What a helpful post! I have always been a big fan of jewelry. Keep up the great work, I will check back again for sure.

Janice said...

Oh my goodness, How much can one family bear. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Atypical Girl said...

Sharon, I am praying for you and your family right now. I hope you feel God's arms wrapped around you tonight.


Lynn Stevens said...

Healing thoughts and prayers sent your way for your family.
Hugs Lynn

Micki said...

I am sending you prayers as i know your family is going through so much. I can't imagine how scary it must be for you all.
Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Kimberly R. said...

Saying prayers for your family.

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I will certainly pray for your family! Hugs to you all! ♥

just me said...

with OWOH you will have all of us bloggers praying for you and your family. the power of prayer is real and we are many.

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Geri Centonze said...

My heart breaks for you...I have to admit, sometimes I flip through these blogs so quick to leave my little snippet and on to the rest...but I spent some time here and I ended up in tears. I can only imagine your pain (as a mother and grandmother). Sending a big hug and you are already on the prayer list of one of the most faithful prayer warriors I know. I'm going to follow your blog to see how things go after the surgery.

Shaiha said...

Oh no. I am so sorry for the health issues that are attacking your family. I will be sending energy your way.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


discodog01@hotmail.com said...

I am so very sorry. How hard this is I can only imagine. I am sending healing mojo your way for your family's health.


Esme said...

Let me say a poet for you and your family

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Please stop by California.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sharon! My heart goes out to you! What pain and heartache your dear ones are having to endure at the moment. Thank you for sharing it with us... such a fantastic opportunity for us all to lift you and your precious family into our Loving Heavenly Father's arms. I pray that you will know His peace standing as sentinal in your heart and mind... guarding you against all doubts and fear. Rest, my dear friend, in the knowledge that you and your dear ones are more precious to Him than you can ever even imagine and that all things are possible in Him. May you know His presence, courage and strength today and in the days to come.
Hugs Jo xx #263

Danielle said...

So sorry to hear about your struggles. My father was a survivor of testicular cancer and went on to have a full life and 3 kids (I'm 1 of them!). I will definitely add you to my prayers, hang in there.
Blessings to you!
binafan at hotmail dot com


Kim Dellow said...

Lots and lots of good wishes to you and your family at this difficult time. Kim

Megan Chamberlain said...

I am so sorry for all of heartache and worry that you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Your beadwork is awesome and beautiful, thank you for offering such an amazing giveaway when I am sure your mind is on other things.

Diana said...

we'll be sending positive thoughts for the health of your family. the pendant is beautiful. thank you for being so generous during your troubled times.


Sharon, we can certainly understand if you are unfocused on anything but family right now, We shall join in holding hands across the globe in prayer for your family. Life throws us many curves, but when it's multiple it is overwhelming. May there be many miracles in your life. Much love and prayers, Wanda in Ohio #220

mary helen said...

Hoping that all the strength and hope you and your family need during this difficult time, is given you. Hold one another tight as often as you can and believe that miracles do happen everyday. Huge hugs to you all, with thoughts and prayers. ~mary helen

Connie said...

I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers.

Francine Cronos said...

Praying for healing, strength, and peace for your family.

Noemi said...

Hi Sharon,
My prayers will be with you and your family. God is able.
A big hug from Spain.

SLucy said...

I am sorry and will be think of you and your family in your time of need
canadianmadeskyy @hotmail.ca


Sam said...

My thoughts are with you and your family this week, especially on the 15th.

CathyH said...

Prayers sent. I hope all of us together can make a difference. Please take care of yourself too.
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

Karla Rosendall said...

Your work is beautiful and so is your heart. Keep strong my friend!


s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Rusted Wings said...

during these trying times, you must know"all things work together for good" and "in quietness and confidence is your strength"
Prayers for peace and healing will be with you & your precious family.
your work is beautiful and you have a lovely offering!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list.
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

sasa said...

May God adorn you with peace of mind, hope and comfort - for each moment -and each day. God can handle whatever you are feeling - so draw close an shelter, shout or just be - whatever you need.

Sarah (662)

Gracie "Neky White" said...

I will send you my prayers and will ask to God that your family can pass through this difficulties of life with good fortune and you can endure it with patience and faith. Hugs for you and your family!

Tattin' Kat said...

Prayers sent up for you and your family!

Dianne said...

I am so sorry for the health of your family members. I have a son named Sean myself.
Prayers for you all.

VintageCrafter said...

Oh Sharon...my heart is aching for you. Please know that many thoughts and prayers are being said for you and your family.
Peace and healing are my wishes for you.

Mandy said...

your prayer has been said...i wish you all well in your endoevour to finding peace...you are most welcome to pop by my blog ...if you can...take care friend...xxx

Susanna said...

Light and Love for you and your family! It must be very hard for you also to go through all this....
My father is just cured from prostate cancer, he was lucky and I was lucky too....
The crafts you make are so light and a pleasure, I hope you keep on doing this, especially when the time is not so nice for you.
Again..I wish you lot of light and love.
-x- huge Susanna

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Best wishes for you and your family. I know this is a hard time but it seems that you have lots and lots of prayers and good wishes flying towards you from all over the world - mine are joining in as well - and I hope they will help in some small way.
Love your 'bling' as well! Very pretty jewellery.

My Journey to Hope said...

I'm so sorry! I'm praying God's peace for you and yours. I believe nothing is impossible, and that God can and will use all suffering for good. Be encouraged today- you have many on your side, agreeing with you for restoration and hope!

:) Michelle

Carolyn Phillips said...

My prayers are joining the others from all over the world. With an event like this, coving the world and all time zones, whenever you need it, there is someone there, holding you and your family before the throne of our loving Father.

Praying for peace, for grace, for healing, but most of all for the arms of the Everlasting God to surround you all and uphold you.

Very glad this OWOH event has enabled us all to be here to join in prayer for you all.

Mallory said...

Sounds lovely, count me in :)

Electra said...

My preyers some to you, Sharon, from Canada. Miracles are possible, and with all the love coming your way, I know one will happen for your and your family.



Cory said...

I will put them in God's hands as I send prayers and light.

May God bless you.

Annie said...

Dear Sharon, you and your family are in my thoughts, hugs from downunder (Australia)#819 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

Diane Writes said...

Hi Sharon! Greetings from the Philippines. I'm praying for you and your family.

There's always a rainbow after every storm. Keep on fighting and hoping.


Ketutar said...

Dear Sharon,
I'm sorry to hear you are worrying so much, and will be praying for you and your family. May God's will happen and may you find courage and strength to accept it and see the best in what is happening.

I know it's not easy to accept that sometimes God's will IS that people are sick and tired, and die, sometimes too soon in our minds. My father is dying slowly of prostate cancer, that has spread into his skeleton, so it's very painful for him. I wish I could take away his pain. I will be very sad the day we finally loose him, but also glad because he won't be in pain anymore.
I have FM, which causes me to suffer pain like having needles stuck in the joints of my hands and feet. There are days I don't walk, and days I don't craft. Nevertheless I believe this too is the best and God's will, and I hope I learn what I am supposed to learn from this. Perhaps it's humility and kindness towards the rest of the world, perhaps I need to learn to count on others, as I have been self-sufficient. Only God knows what I need to learn, and what you need to learn, and guessing will only cause resentment and anger, because we usually guess wrong.

Remember Psalm 46. Fear not, Sharon. Try not think about the day that comes when someone you love is no longer with you, but live this day, when they still are around, and make it the best day of your lives. I hope you will find hope and manage to rewrite this blog entry again, and focus on the good things in your life. Count your blessings, because they are many (one of them being the ability to create beautiful things), and be comforted. Light a candle, don't curse the darkness. Having a personal experience on suffering gives you a wonderful opportunity to have compassion towards the rest of the suffering world.
May God and angels walk with you and turn your face into light.

I hope I haven't offended or hurt you with my words, and I hope you can forgive me if I have, believing that I say what I say with all the best intentions and in all sympathy. If I have said something that causes you pain, delete this comment.


Carol said...

How painful and challenging for you. Love and hugs.

OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

baglady said...

Sharon- it sounds like a deep valley that you are in right now but God is faithful and loves you. He will be by your side during this time of struggle- depend on Him! I will add your precious family to my prayers and may His peace surround you. N

danit said...

Dear Sharon, I wish all the best for your family. Your love must be the best gift you can give them and it sounds you do that the best way possible. They are lucky to have you.

JBlanton said...

Greetings from western North Carolina.
You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having such fun checking out all of the OWOH participant's blogs.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I will say many prayers for you but especially tomorrow which is Sunday. I will say mass tomorrow for your family. I am so sorry you and your family are going through all this.
God Bless,

me said...

Oh my dear!! To heck with the drawing ~ I want to send you and your family all my best thoughts and wishes and prayers...

Beckie Holso said...

I, too, believe in the power of prayer and my heart is touched by your great need for God's blessings... may His comfort be with you during these difficult challenges.

artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

stampgram said...

i am so sorry to hear of your trials. Sometimes it seems life throws more at us then we think we can bear. But I believe that nothing is impossible with the Lord on our side. You and your loved ones are in my prayers. Please know that He is watching over you and that even though we do not always understand why we must go through these things, He does, and will turn everything to our good if we just trust Him. Much love, Connie (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
If you haven't done so yet, please do stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very warm and caring nature. I am sorry for all that has happened to your loved ones. I really enjoy your jewelry. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Gina said...

I always trust that all will be well. Take care of yourself so that you can be there for the others.

Best wishes

Sandy said...

My heart goes out to the trials that you are going through. If you haven't visited my blog, please do so. Even though I've only promised to make 100 Bottles of Hope if you are more than the 100th visitor I will make one on behalf of your son.

Gale Varland said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. There is only so much a person can bear on their own. With family and friends (even internet ones) the weight is so much more bearable. Please lean on those you love and all your friends. They will get you through, no matter what God's decisions are.
You are in my prayers.

Sandy said...

Please know that others are praying for you and your family.

Leslie H. said...

Hi dear I hope you read this and maybe it helps. There is a book called the Maker's Diet. It is primarily for overall health but is really to help CURE diseases. The doc who wrote it had incurable Crohns disease and was able to cure himself. Also he cured his grandmother who had 6mo or less to live from cancer and it's been over three years. His name is Rubin Jordan and you should be able to locate it easily. I've prayed for your family and hope you find this post quickly. Let me know when you can. www.beckoningoflife.blogspot.com Leslie

Teri said...

My prayers go out to you and your family. May God embrace you and protect your son and daughter.


Thanks Teri abella4@att.net

Deborah said...

Oh Sharon, I have not been by in so long and I missed your postings but I knew you had been working so did not worry. Now my heart is breaking for you and your loved ones. I will pray for you and am sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Done! I will continue to remember you and your family in my prayers.
Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com


Aviya Glass said...

Hi from chilly England! Thanks for letting me take a peek into your world I will pray for God's peace to be with you and your family, nothing it too much for God. Your work is absolutely beautiful, please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404 a warm welcome awaits. Take care xx

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog: http://tuscanroad.blogspot.com/
Email: tuscanroad@sbcglobal.net

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i am a mother too so my heart aches for you. i have written your prayer requests down and you can be assured of my prayers. i wonder if you have considered alternative treatments and healing verses for your children. my mom was diagnosed with cancer in her tongue more than a year ago and since traditional medicine had little to offer (she would be disfigured and have very poor quality of life), we opted to go the alternative way plus she recites healing verses from the bible on schedule, just like medicine. she is doing very well and living a normal life. i pray that your trial will turn into a testimony of God's goodness!

Jules said...

Oh my, I will definitely pray for all your family. I am so sorry that so much has been laid on your shoulders all at once. Keep hope and faith in your heart - God does work miracles - my DH has recovered from melanoma, prostate and bladder cancer and I am also a melanoma survivor. God does work in mysterious ways and sometimes they are meant to strengthen our faith or be faithful witnesses to others. I certainly pray that God will grant you and your family tender mercies and miraculous healing. Stay in His word and He will guide you.
Jules in TX

Digital Misfit said...

My heart goes out to you and your family during these trying times.
I wish you son a speedy recovery from his surgery, with a clean result, strength for your daughter, and courage for the sweet misguided teen.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011, even during your time of struggle. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog,#51, on your journey.
hugs from ON, Canada

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Prayer does heal in one way or another. I do pray that your son's surgery tomorrow goes well and your daughters body finds healing. Your granddaughter finds piece and tranquility. May you and your family fell the hand of God placed on your shoulders not to push you down but to let you know He's there.

joe said...

so much heartache. such a lovely family. my thoughts and prayers are going out for you and yours each morning. each evening. may you all be held in divine embrace!

joe in montana

M. Estes Zywar said...

Hello Sharon,
You certainly have a lot to deal with
right now. Please know that my prayers are with you and Shawn and Melissa. In fact I have said several just while reading your blog and writing this message.
Hugs to you!

LamoreAllure said...

Dear Sharon...I will include your family in my prayers. I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles.

When you have a moment perhaps you will be able to visit me at my blog.

my email is:
Lamore225@gmail.com if you care to write to me.

Warm Hugs...Linda L

Mia J. said...

You and your family are in my prayers that they will be well soon and that you will have strength and peace to make it through this hard time.

Anonymous said...

just to wish you and your family well. I send you my prayers.

shawkl said...

May you and your family be blessed with peace of mind and good health soon. I pray for your strength...and hope the other challenges in your life will resolve for the good as well.

Sussie said...

Very beautiful jewels!

Come and visit my giveaway too if you didn´t do it already!

Warm regards
Susan nr 471


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

With prayers for your family....

Carolyn or Connee said...

Hi, Sharon
Our children certainly do tug at our hearts for good and bad things. Be strong, you have a big chain of prayers for you and your family from the day this challenge started.God does answer prayers. Hugs from all of us.
Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

email: cmkights@tc3net.com
another email carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

ladybug said...

Prayers, white healing light and love, love, and more love to you my friend. May God give you the strength you need during such a troubling time. Peace.

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I hope everything will be better for you, your son and daughter soon. God will help you I believe.
Thanks for the giveaway. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Beadwright said...

Shar Don please know that I have you and your family surrounded in healing light and prayers. I am so sorry all of your are going through so much. Please email me anytime. I am here for you.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Sharon, your story and heavy burdens have touched my heart. I,too, believe in the power of prayers and your family will be a part of my prayers. I would absolutely love to win your precious jewelry piece made of pearls and swarvoski crystals. Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers. The clovers have a sweet story that I will send along to the winners.

martha brown said...

Good luck to you all!

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog: www.luluscottage.blogspot.com

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Sharon. I am so very sorry to hear of everything going on with your family right now. I wish there were something I could say to make it all go away... but unfortunately that's not possible. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Dear Sharon, Sometimes we don't understand why, we just have to trust and find mountain moving faith. Praying for you and your loved ones.

janil said...

Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Kells said...

Sending prayers your way. It is wonderful for your generosity here. And all these new friends praying and sending good thoughts to your family. I think that is so important.

I just want to send all good things your way. Thank you for sharing and wishing you the very best answers to your prayers.

Tammy said...

I am VERY far behind on following up on blogs as well as updating my own blog and I didn't realize that you posted this. I've taken care of you baby and everything is SO much better now!! He healed from surgery just in time for the warmer weather so he can now work on his Spitfire and get that up and running. Sending lots of love from Iowa!

Love you mom!


Woven Victorian Elegance Swarovski Crystals

Woven Victorian Elegance Swarovski Crystals
My favorite Necklace but will sacrifice for $85.00



Butterflies Galore

Butterflies Galore
Can be made with your favorite colors!

Bead Embroidery

Bead Embroidery


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Nothing But Netting

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All Buckled Up

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Copper Peyote

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Red Black Purse Ear Rings

Red Black Purse Ear Rings

Purple right angle Will Make in Your choice of colors

Purple right angle Will Make in Your choice of colors
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Swarovski Crystal Purple fantasy

Swarovski Crystal Purple fantasy

Gold and Green Herringbone and Cab

Gold and Green Herringbone and Cab

Holler for Hoops

Holler for Hoops

Floral Motif

Floral Motif

Lovely Purples on Copper Pendant

Lovely Purples on Copper Pendant
Stunning Purple (SOLD)

V Vine Fantasy with Reversable Pendant

V Vine Fantasy with Reversable Pendant
Blacks and Tans with Antique Crystals Necklace $55.00

Dramatic Bump Bracelet

Dramatic Bump Bracelet

Celini Spirl Blue and Gray

Celini Spirl Blue and Gray

Freeform nest

Freeform nest

Fiori Necklace Swarvoski Crystal and Amethyst Crystal

Fiori Necklace Swarvoski Crystal and Amethyst Crystal

Pearls on Mother of Pearl

Pearls on Mother of Pearl

Twisted cuff

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Copper Chocker

Copper Chocker

Delicious Copper Cubes

Delicious Copper Cubes
Choker Necklace $60.00

Copper & Earring combination

Copper & Earring combination
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Twisted Bugles

Twisted Bugles
Twisted Bugles with crystal bead drops $55.00

Fringed Cage

Fringed Cage

White on White on Gold

White on White on Gold