Thursday, November 22, 2012


I have to say it has been a long hard couple of weeks.  November 8/12 was supposed to be a good day.  It was my mom's 66th birthday.  She had finally joined the 66'er Club along with 2 of her Best Friends.  I must say though her birthday was not spent the way we normally would have spent it: sitting in the hospital IMCU waiting to hear the news I will forever dread hearing or the way we would have like to have spent it..  Things weren't looking good and she was not expected to make a recovery.  We were asked to give 48 hrs for treatment to let her show us what she was able to do.  My sister and brother were called in.  After a long drive with a 2 month old little guy, not knowing if they would make it in time, my sister and her family got here.  
We all have known my Mom's wishes since we were little and talked about it.  Nov 10/12 is a day that a community of family and friends will never forget.
After all has been said and done, thank yous need to go out to many people.  She has 3 BFF's that I feel deserve a little bit more than just a Thank You card.  The one BF she has known for at least 37/38 yrs and every January 25 Mom would make a birthday cake and take it to her house.  Every Nov 8th, this BF would get a cake and bring it to Mom's house.  This year was no different as just as I was heading out to the hospital she was pulling in with the cake.   No phone calls required.  It started out as an after supper thing but since they became neighbours a few yrs back it was an earlier in the day party.  The other 2 BFF's made up 2/3rds of the 66'er Club and have been friends for 57yrs.  WOW!! that goes back to when they were only 9 yrs old they met.  I sure hope I have some friends like that.  I can think of a couple. 
I decided to make these charms to attach to their thank you cards as a very special thank you memory to cherish for them for always being there for her and us right to the end, doing the little things that were needed.
Evelyn's  Card (above)

Pat's card (above)
Cora's Card (above)
Once again Cora, Evelyn & Pat, I cannot say THANKS enough to you 3 wonderful BFF's.
I love you all......Tammy. 
Not only do I but all of us do.
I know these 3 Special Women will cherish these forever. My mom could not have ever had better BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!!


  1. My prayers are with you and your family, Tammy. In a way i know what those weeks were mom had a colon infarcture (if it was a heart infarcture it would be called a massive heart attack) on August 15. i can only say God wanted her here with us for some unfinished work, or she would not be here.

  2. God may continue blessing you and your family.