Monday, March 22, 2010

What I've Been Doing

For the last few days, I've been spending a lot of time with my friend, Diane, at the hospital. Diane is coping with cancer via hospice care. Every day is a gift.

So, since she is part of our infamous "Girls Group" which meets every Wednesday night, we have decided that since Diane can't come to GG, we're takin' the party to her. And we have done so a couple of times this week!

Saturday night, we had a good time with 70s music, raspberry sherbet (her diet is very limited, but they let her have this, so we ran out and bought some and brought it back), various games, and even a tad bit of dancing. Her dad was so overcome with emotion that he cried big crocodile tears when he came in. And then Diane cried because her dad was so happy. Many of you know that he just lost his wife, Diane's mother, to brain cancer on March 7, yes, just a couple of weeks ago. He is enduring a lot for an 80 year-old man. What a sweetheart.

So here are some pics of the little party on the oncology floor. The reason Diane has on that sparkly hat is that she is a total girly girl, loves pink, sparkle, jewelry, BLING. So one of the GG brought this snazzy hat for her wear, which she did all night, except when her DAD wore it!


44 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

That makes me cry.
Can't decide if I'm happy or sad.
God bless Dianne and her Dad AND all those of you in the G.G. Girlfriends are so special! What would we do without each other?! Keep us updated on your sweet Friend. You are doing God's work!!(course you know that)

Barbie said...

How wonderful of you to bring the party to the hospital. I am so sorry that she lost her mother just a couple of weeks ago. I'll will be praying for Diane.

Greg C said...

You girls are angels for taking the party to your friend. You are a great person Lid. I am sure your friend things so as well.

Pamela said...

Your GG is so blessed to have each other. Please let Diane know that I am praying for her and the rest of her family.

Another Suburban Mom said...

I am glad that you could bring some joy to your friend.

Mary said...

She is so fortunate to have such wonderful friends! Prayers are going out for her!

Mrs. E said...

This makes me teary! Bless all of you!

Linda said...

This is the model of friendship. The smiles are priceless.

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

That is so sweet Linda. I love it.

Mocha with Linda said...

These pics made me smile and made me sad all at the same time! I'm glad you are making cherished memories with Diane.

SouthLakesMom said...

Linda, this makes me teary. What a beautiful group of friends you are. What a beautiful smile Diane has. Isaiah 43:2-3 comes to mind. Love, K

Lynn said...

I am so happy to see everyone had a good time:)

thinking of you,

Lynn

Donatella said...

So sorry.. very sweet of you all to be with her..will pray for her.. god bless you all.. and her poor dad to lose his wife and now his daughter is fighting cancer..will pray for him too..

The Bug said...

This story has been breaking my heart. I'm glad you guys have been able to be there for her.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Friendship is a wonderful thing!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Praying for your friend and her family.

Merrie said...

Precious times and precious pictures! She is so blessed to have you and GG as friends!
Praying for her total and complete healing!

skoots1mom said...

the GIFT of PRESENCE is the BEST present you can EVER receive!!! Your love jumps off these pics :)

Pam Ponder said...

that's awesome how great of you to do this I am sure it helped to lift her spirt's laughter is the best medicine, I will be keeping her in my prayers....

O Mom said...

What a great group of friends!

Marsha said...

Enjoy every moment you have with Diane... the memories will be priceless! Praying for Diane and her family and for all of her friends in Girls Group!

thedomesticfringe said...

This was so touching it made me cry. You are all very blessed to have each other.

-FringeGirl

Kim said...

What a blessing the GG is for each and every one of you!

Susan said...

What special friends and special memories you are making! I love what you did and the blessing of it all. Am praying for this situation.

Hugs,

Susan

2Thinks said...

A friend loveth at all times and I can see that is what you and the girls are doing here. Perfect.

Missy B. said...

What a wonderful, special friend you are! You are an angel! Diane is so lucky to have such good friends. She is in my prayers.

Lori said...

What a blessing you girls must have to been to Diane and her father! Friendship is a wonderful way to encrouage the heart.

Mama Belle said...

You are a great friend.

Kelly Combs said...

Every day is a blessing. Indeed.

Thinking of you both.

Gotta Have Faith said...

Please stop by my blog today to pick up a prayer button for my wife Kat at Heart to Heart. She is having surgery in Thursday.

Thank you and God Bless,

Steve

Sabine Schoepke said...

Thanks for this wonderful post!! After reading this I decided to pick up my kids from after-school care a little earlier today, squeeze them extra hard, and have an ice cream with them. Life is just too short...!
Thank you!!
xoxo Sabine

Jewel said...

I don't know how to react to this post. It's so full of both joy and sadness. You're giving heart the gift of life with your gift of friendship. She is blessed to have you and your gals!

Sanders Family said...

I think it is wonderful that you are doing this for your friend. My mom passed away in early January - and one of the nicest things were all the friends who continued to visit her, even to the very end. Thank you Lord for them.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

Your friend is so blessed to have a group of friends that will spend time with her in the hospital. You are great!

kcinnova said...

Tears and smiles...

Jerralea said...

It's sad, but wonderful! If I were in Diane's shoes, I'd want my friends to treat me just like you did.

I noticed the big smile on her face! It speaks volumes!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

What a blessing this is for you to share it with us. Praying for you and all your friends. Thank you for your big heart!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Breaks my heart....but great girlfriends....

Rosidah Abidin said...

Bless your golden heart! This is a very touching post. I came from Amanda's blog to congratulate you for being her New Blog on The Week. Have a wonderful week. Hugs and love for you and Diane.

Susanne said...

Friendship is an awesome blessing. How you girls are there for her is amazing. Saying a prayer for your friend, Linda and you girls.

Dawn said...

Keep up the good work Lid! I've lost my grandmother and a close friend to cancer, but I also have four friends that have won the battle with cancer. Don't stop being there for Diane!!

~Cae

Ginger said...

God bless Diane and her family through this time of struggle. Those pics show a precious love between friends. Truly one of God's greatest blessings.

Ginger

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Ya'll are some good friends to her, Lid. Wow. What a sweet aroma you gals must have been in the Throne Room that day.

Praying for her sweet daddy.

Tabi said...

What a blessing it is to have friends like you ladies!! Praying for her and her entire family!