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“Calling All Angels”

   

Description from Happy Chick aka Harriet: This is a request for your prayers. I chose the hearts and Angels to go with stones that are supposed to have special properties. Smoky quartz is for balance of mind body and spirit, and protection too. The turquoise is also for protection, and the malachite is said to help the immune system. I don't know much about this, but we need all the help we can get. This is about my sister's family. Some of you know her as MemeDeni here at LB. She has not been able to participate much lately, but really enjoys looking in when she can.
I always thought my sister and her husband had a true life love story, and they still do. He was diagnosed with colon cancer about a year and 1/2 ago. The surgery went well, but the cancer had already spread. He has had the surgery and the chemo, but it is an uphill fight. Their son is battling brain cancer, and has been told that there is no more chemo or surgical help for him. Both of these guys are so brave and so deeply loved and cherished. They are both fighting for time to be here with their loved ones. We do believe in miracles, and are asking for your support.
I named this pick for the song "Calling All Angels". I love the version performed by Jane Siberry and k. d. lang.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Miss Harriet, thinking of you and your family.

  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Faith. I know my family appreciates your kindness.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    You got prayers, Happy Chick! Lots of them! And Chicky Hugs. By the dozen. Keep us posted!
    Praying now.

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Plucky. This was a difficult thing for me to write about. I love both these guys so much, and the rest of our family does too. I will let you know how things are going.

  5. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Harriet, i you sent a message in the garden!

  6. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Oh Harriet, so sorry to hear about your family’s troubles….it is awful that there are two in one family that is dealing with this horrible disease at the same time. Just know that I will be thinking of them and of you. Hopes and prayers go out your way.

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks Elaine, and Lori too. We are all praying.

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, my heart goes out to you and Deni at this difficult and trying time. My prayers are with both of your families for strength and healing for these two very important gentlemen. I am especially sorry they are struggling with such serious health issues at such a “jolly” time of year. I hope the prayers and love of the Chicks uplifts and sustains all of you. God’s blessings to you all. Please keep us posted, Harriet.

  9. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you, Lynn. I told my sis that you are just the greatest bunch of ladies. I really do wish she had more time, but she looks in when she can. I know she will appreciate your support, as I do.

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Please do let her know that we will be praying for her and her family, Harriet!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Harriet, I sent her a little message, so if she ever gets on, have her check her messages!

  12. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Plucky, I will do that.

    I know she is planning to try to look in this weekend. She enjoys the Fresh Picks and Design Gallery, and the chat. ;)

  13. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I have to call it a night as I have to be up early tomorrow. I have to catch up on paper work at our business. Thank you all for your support. It means a lot.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Night, Harriet!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Nite Harriet.

  16. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Harriet, I can’t begin to imagine how difficult this was for you to talk about here. Thank you for sharing this with us so we can all begin to pray without ceasing.
    I will pray for these loved and cherished men and for your sister. You are all in my prayers. I am glad they are fighters..God Bless you all.

  17. Froggy Chick aka Wendy F
    Froggy Chick aka Wendy F says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers your way Harriet..

  18. Breezy Chick aka Bree
    Breezy Chick aka Bree says:

    My prayers are with them both and your whole family.

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    my heart goes out to all of you… got you all in my prayers

  20. BBK
    BBK says:

    I WELL PRAY.

  21. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Harriet, You know your sister and her family have my prayers. May the rode rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine upon your face and may God keep you in the palm of his hand. Sending good vibes.

  22. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    I will keep them in my prayers as well. Everyday I hear of more cancer than the previous day. My son (5 years old) has a friend who’s fighting an “unfavorable” Wilms cancer. My friend from small group is fighting breast cancer. It can easily get overwhelming….but the words that have been on my heart lately are these….”the devil has been VERY busy messing with us on earth…..but God will ALWAYS be glorified through the devils obstacles that he throws at us.” Don’t live in fear and don’t lose faith!!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    My heart breaks for you and your beloved family members Harriet. Prayers are most definitely coming on a daily basis. And may I add, ditto to Nicki’s comments!
    Bless!!!

  24. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you all so much. From your lips to God’s ears.

    Nicki, I will be adding a prayer for your family’s friends. God bless.

  25. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Thanks so much Harriet….that means so much. My friends name is Pam, and my son’s friend is Cole. It’s nice to put names into prayer I think.

    Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head, I’ve been singing it all day…what an amazing song!

  26. Pam
    Pam says:

    Harriet & Nicki – My prayers are with you and your families.

  27. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you both, Nicki and Pam. I appreciate knowing Pam and Cole’s names. You are right..it is more personal this way.

    As for the song, it popped into my head when my sister asked me to do this Pick. It’s still hovering around in there. ;)

  28. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I promised to keep everyone posted:
    My sis says her son was in the hospital due to severe nausea and vomiting, due to the tumor, but was to come home today.
    Her husband is continuing to regain his strength – a little at a time- after spending 2 weeks on his back in the hospital, with complications from his chemo.
    We continue to pray for both of them.
    We appreciate your prayers and support.

  29. MemeDeni
    MemeDeni says:

    Thanks, Sweet Happy, for the lovely “Calling All Angels” pick, and deepest thanks to you and all the Chicks for your prayers. That is what we need most. I thank God for every day I have with my guys, and we all look for joy in every day. Your caring thoughts have been my greatest joy today. MemeDeni

  30. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Harriet and MemeDeni – so sorry to hear this news. Prayers coming your way for your family and for further forward progress in treating this devastating disease. All the best.

  31. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Oh, dear Harriet, you and your precious family are definitely in my prayers!

  32. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Your families are in my thoughts and prayers… May God bless you all!

  33. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you all so much. We appreciate your prayers and support so much. We are learning to celebrate each day, and each family holiday together as precious time.
    I spoke with my sis tonight and they will probably wait about 2 weeks before beginning my BNL’s chemo again. For right now he is getting stronger and feeling better.
    Thank you again.

  34. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I hope your brother-in-law’s strength continues to grow and that your nephew got home. Still thinking of you and yours! :-)

  35. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Harriet, You have all the prayers & wishes I can give you!!!!! God, I hope your listening, we really need your help & blessings on this family!!!! May these BLESSINGS go far…………. Lots & lots of LOVE & HUGS!!! Harriet, hang in there, I know your sister really needs you!!!!!

  36. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Elaine and Anita. My BNL is doing better daily, and does not need the walker to walk in the house now. His son was to have an MRI yesterday, and we don’t have results on that yet…just praying for some good news.
    Your prayers and support mean a lot to my sister and all of our family.

  37. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    My dear Harriet, I just saw this…. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family… I believe in the power of prayer….
    prayers go out to you and your friends too Nicki….. may angels be all around you and your loved ones during this difficult time !!

  38. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Violet. The MRI results for my nephew were not hopeful, but we continue to hope and pray.

    Nicki, we are still praying for your friends too.

  39. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I promised to update, so this is what is going on now. My BNL is home and continuing to regain some strength. They will be starting him on the oral chemo soon, and we are praying for good results.
    My nephew is in the hospital still, and we have a bit of hope just now. They are going to try the targeted radiation to hit the tumor where it is causing such terrible nausea and the left side body weakness. He is working with the therapist to try to regain better strength and moblity.
    We ask your continued prayers and support through this time.
    And I want to say “thank you” to all those who have been praying and hoping good results for our guys.

  40. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Sorry, “Mobility”, not moblity.

  41. Cj w aka Slacker Chick
    Cj w aka Slacker Chick says:

    Oh Harriet, I feel for you and for your sister’s family. My prayers, thoughts, and care go out to all. It is so hard when someone you love is sick. I wish the best for all.

  42. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Harriet, I asked about your guys on Sweet Chicks pick Prayers for Denise….didn’t see this update!
    Thank you for the update…it sounds a bit more positive for today and I’m going to go with that!
    The power of prayer is mighty and we’ll keep on storming heaven with our prayers!
    God bless!

  43. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you for the positive thoughts and prayers. It really means a lot to us.

  44. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Harriet, my prayers and good wishes go out to your sister and her husband your brother in law, and their son, what courage they all have to be coping with colon and brain cancer. Sending lots of prayers for their protection and care as they both endure these treatments and awful side effects, lots of love and hugs to all of you! xo xo xo

  45. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    YOU GOT IT, Harriet!!! Wish there was more we could do!!!! LOTS OF LOVE!!! & many, many HUGS!!!

  46. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Still in our hearts…praying for God to lay his mighty hands upon them, strengthen their bodies and lift their spirits.

  47. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Joyce, Anita and Jill. We will just try to celebrate this weekend with our family and keep on praying for good results.

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    My dear Harriet — Thank you for the update with its positive news. We’ll continue to keep you and your family in our prayers for their continued healing!!! God’s blessings be with all of you!!! Sending lots of love and hugs your way!!! Wish there was more we could do for you and your family — just know we’re here for you whenever you need us.

  49. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Harriet.. my continued thoughts and many prayers are with you and your family for healing and strength …. lots of hugs to you !!

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    Brenda H says:

    Harriet, I’m so sorry to hear about your families problems!!! My prayers go out to all. Through God all things are possible!

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