Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I have a few blogs I found while perusing Pinterest and one of them I enjoy going to is Little Birdie Secrets - a nest of creative tips, tricks and tutorials. It is a wonderful blog that you really should check out.

They were featuring a web site called Polka Daisy recently. Michelle at Polka Daisy makes the most beautiful hand stamped jewelry!!! You really should pop on over, but be prepared to drool.

Well, they were having a give away at Little Birdie Secrets and I was lucky enough to win, Yay!!!!! I chose this beautiful necklace to celebrate my ten years cancer free:

Thank you soooo much Michelle and thank you Little Birdie Secrets!! 

 Also, today I'd like to share this beautiful quote my sister sent to me. I think you will love it as much as I did, it is so true!!!

For all my Sisters 

 A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations 
of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, 
sober glance upon her daughter.

 'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 
'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, 
no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. 
Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women. your girlfriends, your daughters, and 
all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup!  Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my 
life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women 
friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to 
understand that  her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature 
work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:


 Time passes.
 Life happens.

 Distance separates.

 Children grow up.

 Jobs come and go.

 Love waxes and wanes.

 Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

 Hearts break.

 Parents die.

 Colleagues forget favors.

 Careers end.


 Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.

 A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

 When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself,

 the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for
 you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the 
 valley's end.

 Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you....Or come in and 
 carry you out.
 Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
 Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family: all bless our life!

 The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we 
 began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or 
 sorrows that lay ahead.

 Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

 Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make
 your life meaningful.


Crafterkhush said...

This post has touched me immensely Esther.. :-)

Mom said...

Beautiful-both the necklace and the words. Congratulations on your anniversary of surviving cancer and God Bless You-now and always.

chillin with Quillin said...

congrats on your win and cancer free, you go girl!!!

Michele from MS said...

Congratulations on being a survivor! So proud of you. Thanks for sharing those wonderful thoughts as well (hugs)

Norma said...

Hi Esther:) Stopping by to say Hi:) Congratulations on your win it beautiful!!

CathyK said...

Congratulations on the win and 10 years ( and soon to be many more!) cancer free!!