Friday, August 27, 2010

Pink Saturday Miracles

Hi Bloggerettes!  Today is a special Pink Saturday. We are joining
Kelee at the Katillac Shack  to celebrate Collette's recovery from cancer and to thank Guidepost for her room makeover. 

Today I am burning a single candle and saying a prayer for each and every one of you and your loved ones who are experiencing difficult times.  I'm praying for your miracle.
A single rose to remind us of the beauty and joy in the world.
And for those who bring happiness to others through acts of

A Pink Saturday to reflect joy, hope and love.

About my miracle....

My miracle is now 34 years old.  My son.  He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 20.  He was facing a year of chemotherapy.
It was really hard.  It changed our lives completely and everyday brought new challenges. 
During his first visit to the cancer center the doctor needed to do a bone marrow test.  A slither of bone is removed from the spine.
This is done without an anesthetic.
I could hear my son whimpering. He was trying so hard not to cry from the pain.

The tears started to run down my face and his Dads.
A young male nurse came over and got down on his knees in
front of us  and handed me a tissue.  He comforted us and told us that our son would be alright.  He spoke softly and had such a sweet gentle way of speaking.
As he spoke I started to feel as though everything was going to be alright.  It was though peace had come over me.
 My husband and I sat
 there quietly holding hands and praying for our only child.

A week later we returned to the cancer center for my son's first round of chemo.  I asked about the nice male nurse who had been
so kind to us. 
The female nurse on duty commented that the male nurse
had only worked that one day and she didn't know
if he was just filling-in for someone else or not. She said she didn't know him and he had never worked there before that day.

My husband and I just looked at each other.
We both knew that we had been visited by an angel.
I know this sounds crazy but I still believe to this day that he was indeed an angel who came to comfort us in our time of need.

Today my son is in remission from cancer. 
He still suffers from crohns and other illnesses but his life is much improved.  We are working through this too.  We are thankful for every single day and we always face each day with faith and determination to fight each battle.  We are sure that another miracle will come along soon.

Thanks for letting me share my miracle.

Be sure to stop by Beverly's at How Sweet The Sound and read other pink posts.
Also go to Guidepost and leave a comment.
For every comment that you leave there $1.00 will be donated to help with future makeovers.
Marydon at Blushing Rose.  Both of these wonderful
bloggers are co-sponsoring this event.  Comments made on their blogs also earn a $1.00 contribution to help others.



Alaina said...

Sissie that was a beautiful post. I believe too you were sent that angel to help you. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I wish only the best for your friend Collette and I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, that was a very touching post! I had tears in my eyes as I was reading it! I truly believe that you were sent an angel to help you and your husband thru a very difficult time, I'm so glad that your son is in remission from cancer! I will be praying for him, and praying for Collette's recovery! Love ya~~~ Daphne

Annesphamily said...

You are not crazy! That was an angel! I am amazed how many angels are walking the earth even today! "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this, some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2 NASB
I am very honored to know you and to know that you would share this personal story with each of us. My God bless your beautiful family. Anne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, I'm so glad you shared your story with us. I sincerely hope your son will be ok. I do believe in angels and I have no problem believing you were visited by one! God bless you all! Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday Miracle weekend.

Blessings and hugs,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh sissie this brought tears to my eyes...YIPPEE!! for your son..being cancer free myself now since 1994 I know how he feels...
I have to tell you right after my late husband died I was in a world of sorrow this mountain was not high enough to hold all my day while coming home from home I stopped by my church's yard sale as they were sitting it up and some lady came over to me and put an angel in my hand folded my hand over it and told me you need this my friend...when I open up my hand it was a PINK angel and it had my name on the front of it...shocked to say the least and at that point a big sorrow was lifted from my heart...when I asked the members from the church who that lady was no one knew her and never seen her again...she was just there to place that angle in my do I beleive in Angels you bet I do for I have been touched by one..Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

someplace in thyme said...

I have no doubt that what you saw was indeed an angel. The story about your son and what you had to go thru must have been a heart breaker, but the news is perfect and I am so happy for all of you. There is nothing worse for a mother than to hear her son in pain. Thankyou so much for sharing this wonderful story of love. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Miracle Party Sissie, Char

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

No, it doesn't sound crazy at all, Sissie. You were so blessed to have been visited by an angel in your time of need and I know he continues to watch over the three of you.

I remember the night before my mother's funeral. I cried myself to sleep. When I woke up the next morning I told my sister Mary of a dream I had, a voice as clear as day said, don't cry, Marsha, your mother is with me and she is happy. A total sense of peace came over me. My sister told me she saw my mother sitting down with a ray of light behind her and she was smiling.

Since that I day I have had total peace that my mother was home.

I also remember when I was living in Vancouver, WA I was leaving a dance studio. I was getting ready to make a left hand turn into cross traffic on a very busy street, BEFORE I could step on the brake to stop the car, my car stopped. I have never forgotten that!

Angels are among us, of that I have no doubt.

Have a wonderful weekend, Sissie!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a story...yes, I believe you were indeed visited by an angel...I am sure he is always there with you and yours.

I am praying your son will fully recover and thank you for sharing your story...

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie...That was very moving. I also believe in angels coming to us in our time of need. I am glad one visited you and comforted you when you needed it!~Hugs, Patti

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Sissie:
Thank you for sharing your miracle with me/us today. What a wonderful story about the angel who comforted you. I believe they're all around us, waiting until we're open to them. I'll go to Guidepost and leave a comment, too.
Blessings always, my friend.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks so much for sharing your miracle story with all of us. Such a beautiful story! I definitely believe that there are people here on this earth that come into our lives and are our "angels" here on earth!!! This man was your angel, for sure! I am a cancer survivor and so is my youngest daughter!!! God is good and He has carried us through these hard times in our lives. We are both doing very well. We both have such a zest for life and we live each day to the fullest. Life is too precious not to. Love & blessings from NC!

Allison said...

Sissie - What a touching, sweet and lovely post. It brought tears to my eyes. Yes, you were sent an angel that very special. I can relate very well to your story...we went through this last year with my Mom and a couple years ago with my husband's brother. I will keep your son and Colette in my prayers.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I so agree with you that this male nurse was there that day just for and your family. My family has had a lot of illness this summer...that's why I have not been posting more...things are getting better:) I will be sure to pray for your son that he will stay in good health. My daughters boyfriend has crohns and she is so good to makes me very proud of her. Thanks for your sweet comment and I hope this year will be a GREAT one too!


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Sissie, what a beautiful and encouraging post. It was wonderful to read about your son's story and your angel story!

raggygirlvintage said...

Sweet Sissie, thanks for sharing your story, I just know that is part of how you have become such an encourager to others. I believe in your angel, when my daughter was first born and struggling to survive a gentle nurse came and comforted me late in the night. She said she knew of us through mutual friends. When I tried to track her down afterwards she did not exist, our mutual friends knew nothing of her. And the same thing, when she was with me I experienced unbelievable peace in the midst of sorrow. I knew then she was an angel! My daughter survived, she is 16 now and will be dependent on us her whole life, we are grateful for the sweet gift of her life.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sissie Sweetie...
Yes an angel amongst us here on earth was surely praying with you and your husband that very day. Like they say you should be kind to everyone as you never know who you are speaking to or sharing with.
Your miracle story is so beautiful, and I thank you for opening your heart and sharing with me today.

Please stop by my blog as well. I too am one of the (5) places that if comments are left it will be a $1.00 per comment for the next Miracle Makeover.

I shared Colette's journey with everyone, and have also introduced another angel in need of a miracle. Please stop by, and invite everyone you know. I too want to make as much money the makeovers as I can.

Many hugs and much love sweetie...Sherry

Diane said...

Sissie, as a woman who has experienced my own miracles - I'm a breast cancer survivor - your story gave me goosebumps. Miracles are everywhere and when we least expect them and often not recognized until afterwards. I'm so glad your son is once again healthy!
Blessings and good health, Diane

Natasha said...

Wow, what an incredible story-you were indeed touched by angel that day.

I am so happy that your son is doing better now. I will certainly keep you all in my prayers this special Miracle Weekend.

Blessings and best wishes,

Tara said...

HI Sissie yesterday was the Australian Cancer Councils national fund raiser and on my blog I wrote about all the great people working hard to find a cure.I think you and your son are blessed to have each other and I'm sure an angel is watching over him..
All my hugs for health and happiness..xx

My name is PJ. said...

What an uplifting post this is, Sissie! First of all, I'm over the moon for Collette!!!

And thank you for sharing your story about Jeff with everyone. It's a privilege to get a glimpse of such an intimate part of your family life.

I believe in angels. I know you saw one. I'm thankful he was there for you during that part of the crisis. So thankful.


Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Sissie, thanks for such a beautiful post, it was just what I needed this morning. May your son continue down the path of healing.

Claudia said...

Oh Sissie, I totally agree with you and your husband. That was an angel. Stories like this take my breath away and remind me that, even when I doubt, there are truly angels among us.

Thank goodness your son is in remission!


Ann said...

Oh Sissy your story is just so wonderful. The scriptures tells we will meet angels unaware of who they are. You have definately been one of those. I'm so happy to have so many sisters in Christ. Have a wonderful Miracle Weekend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I believe that was an angel also. When I was in the depths of chemo I was in my bed afraid to go to sleep. I cried out to the Lord that I was scared and I tell you there were angels in my hallway watching over me. I will never forget it.

Olivia~ said...

What a beautiful post thank you for sharing,

~ Regan said...

Oh goodness! Now I'm all choked up! So glad your son is C free- hope he is safe and happy!
I do believe in angels- This just confirms my belief one more time.

Thanks Sissy for sharing such a touching story!

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi Sissy
you know I believe in Angels, I was surrounded by them in my darkest hours with Steve, and I am praying you get another Miracle, Prayer, Love and Support will get you through, I'm so happy your Son is in remission. Bless his Heart. I will keep Him and You and your Husband in my Prayers.

Hugs to you.
marian elizabeth

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Sissie...this brought tears to my eyes and gave me a chill at the same time. I too, believe in angels and I think that male nurse very well could have been long as you believe, it's so.

I will be praying for your son and his continued remission.


Kelee Katillac said...


What an inspiring post. Thank-you for sharing your miracle!

I appreciate you and the journey. Your son is a hero--and so are you.

Thankful you are on the Miracle Team!

love you!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sissie!

Thank you for sharing this heart touching story with us. The fear and helplessness of seeing a child in so much pain is just one of the most horrific things. And I have no doubt that the Lord sent a special angel to help you through that frightening time.

A continued prayer for your son's health!

Happy Pink Miracle Weekend!


Regina said...

Wonderful miracle story Sissie.
A prayer for a complete healing for your son.

Happy Pink Saturday.

" ♥ Regina "

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Sissie, Thanks for sharing your miracle story, you were touch by an angel. My prayers are with your son!

Pamela said...

I believe in Angels. We never realize the hardships that others go sorry for your sons battle.
Much love and blessings to your son , you and your husband.
Pamela xoxo

NanE said...

OOOOH Sissie, that gave me chills! I believe there ARE Angels all around us. Why do we find it so hard to beleive this today and yet how many times are Angels mentioned in the Bible? have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Nan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello Sweet Sissie! Your beautiful story about your son's courageous battle is filling me with goosebumps. Miracles still happen, don't they?!?!

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I love you for many I have one more reason! :0)

Thanks also for letting us know that Marydon is also participating. I hadn't heard that she was, so I'll go visit her right now, too!

BTW, I thought YOU were the cause of the shortage of Burlap!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

My heart went out to you and your family as I read your story, Sissy. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love much.

Diane said...

Sissie, That was an angel that was put there just for you two to help you bear the heart aches. Our daughter had cancer when she was 21 she is now 33 and just perfect! I do understand how that changes your life forever. We are blessed,I will make it to those blogs and leave a comment. Hugs and kisses, your friend in California, Diane

Suzie Button said...

Sissy, what a personal touching story you've shared today. I too believe you were in the presence of an angel that day in the hospital. Here's to continued health for your son! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Jean said...

Such a miracle. Happy Pink Day.

Marydon said...

Sissie, you sweet lady ~ Your write today is the most gentle, soft, precious, warm, tender, sweet presentation of them all ... so heart warming it brings tears to my eyes.

I have thought of your son in prayer & thoughts so often since we shared his & my issues together ...

Kelee did a beautiful job of bringing a smile to Colette ... tender sweet moments to share with all of us. Colette just tugs at your heart with that glistening that radiates from her.

Have a beautiful weekend.

I apologize for being out of commission, but we are still busy with the new house & construction on our own home. I'll be back full swing shortly.

TTFN ~ Hugs of love sweet friend ~ Marydon

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie what a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it! I also believe in Angels and know they touch our lives in many ways. Bringing comfort and guidance! So happy to hear your son is doing well.

Vintage French Hen said...

Hello love, whoever your angel was, he was certainly sent by God! Beautiful post Sissie. I feel so up-lifted after reading that! Marcia

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Hi Sissie- This is my first visit to your lovely blog and I have been reading several posts. I had to leave a comment here because it so touched my heart. I too have gone through something and been visited by an angel in almost the same situation as you. There is not a doubt in my mind or heart that we have both been "touched by an angel". That is why I know that miracles do happen. Continued prayers for your son's remission

Shellbelle said...

Chills and tears, that's what I experienced while reading this post. It took me back to a hospital room with my son many years ago. His cancer tests came back negative and the diagnosis was for something curable, but I know what you felt and my heart goes out to you and your family. I do believe you were visited by an angel, one who still watches over your son.

I had not planned on posting today, I have so much going on that I'm behind on my reading, but I believe I was sent here today to read this post. I told Colette's story and added the links to my blog. Thank you, I believe that we bloggers can make a difference in the lives of others by sharing and caring.


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diana. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

Thank you for sharing this story with us. God must have placed this man there just when you needed him. We have a 34 year old son, and I know how hard it is to watch them suffer. We've had cancer in our family, too. I will keep you all in my prayers.

I'm still hoping to reach my goal of 200 comments by midnight tonight.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sissy thank you so much for sharing this story with us about your son. Like everyone else I believe you were visted by an angel to let you know that your son was going to cured.
I pray that he can fight these other problems and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
I am dealing with cancer now with a brother
Love ya

NicNacManiac said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday Sweet Sissie!
Your miracle had me in tears!! I cannot imagine all of the emotions that you have had to endure with your little miracles journey! I am so glad that he is with you today and that your sweet Angel chose to visit you when you truly needed him!
Blessings, Peace and Love to you xOxO Nerina

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