Thursday, July 5, 2012

Great News!

Dear ladies, on the 3rd of July I had my first exams after the Chemo and Radio Therapy which ended in December and am SO HAPPY AND BLESSED to report that the doctors could not find anything! I was so relieved. Of course one lives toward that day when the photos are made and the blood tests have been done. It seems that all I believed in, how I heard from God during that time and all the prayers from so many people all over the world, came together in a positive YES - yes, you did hear correctly, yes God does have a good plan for you for a HOPEFUL FUTURE and His Plans are perfect!
Just before I left to have those exams, Michaël, my youngest son gave me a small envelope with a card in it that he had forgotten to give to me before. It was from a beautiful lady who had prayed for me:


Can you imagine how encouraging that was!

I will remain under surveillance of course, which is only a good thing, but I am feeling very well. I was so praying that now my boys have returned to France and Joël is getting married in September that God would give me the strength I needed to care for everybody. I already have extra washing and cooking, but to my surprise, I am loving every minute of it.
I praise and thank the Lord from the depths of my being - He is Faithful for his children.


This photo was taken at the weekend, we were in Holland to pick up two of our boys who graduated from Bible school. We drove back home in 13 hours, going from 14°C to 30°C in the South of France!


Our boys were part of this group of first and second-year students.


So, after all the excitement and events of the last couple of months it has been so hard to find real inspiration, but I think it might be coming back now, just a little bit. It was Sally's card here that gave me that little extra inspiration I needed. Thanks Sally. I am also going to enter this into the Moxie Fab World: Stamp It! Cards Week for the theme 'Thank you' cards.

44 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, what a relief those test results must have been! I am so glad! Love that photo - such a beautiful family you have - enjoy them, Jacqueline! Sending you lots of hugs! :)

Autumn Mist said...

This is such exciting news jacqueline, I am so happy for you. I am sure your husband and sons are thrilled, too. Rejoicing with you, best wishes, Jane xx

Elborgi said...

wonderful news!! I am happy for you!
And your card: fantastic!
Elma

Suzanne C said...

What wonderful news! So happy for you Jacqueline! What a lovely picture of you and your family! Beautiful card!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Jacqueline, your entire journey has been a witness to the goodness and healing power of God...your constant faithfulness has inspired me beyond words. I am SO happy to hear your good news and I will say a prayer of thanksgiving today. I love the pictures you shared today (congratiulations to your sons, you must be so proud of them!). May God continue to bless you with good health, love, and happiness!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations!!!!! Your heart must be singing, and yes, God is a listener and has a plan!

Your family is beautiful! Look how big all those boys are. wow!

So glad you found some inspiration as well. Gorgeous card.

xxoooo

Jann said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you--you have a beautiful family, love the photos!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Jacqueline, such great news on your test results, I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your family photographs you all look so happy, now you can look forward to the wedding.
So pleased that my card inspired you, love the panel you have created, your card is beautiful.
Hugs
Sally

Yvonne Garner said...

Praise the Lord, Jacqueline! This is wonderful news. God has truly used you for His purposes. Please take care and be well. Hugs, Yvonne

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL news!!! I am so happy for you and your beautiful family - love the picture!
Amazing card - as always.
Hugs, Karin

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Dear Jacqueline! Great news! You look absolutely beautiful! Thr card is stunning, love the watercolor background and the image in the frame looks fantastic!

joy said...

So happy for you, Jacqueline! God is good!!!

What a wonderful photo of you and your family. You are one gorgeous lady!

Love the pretty card you made - the simple frame is so versatile.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

God is so good! I am so glad for you that you no longer have this hanging over your head, Jacqueline, and can now relax and enjoy all the excitment of your son's wedding. So happy for you!

Nancy said...

Rejoicing with you over your wonderful news! Those are some wonderful smiles in the photo, so glad you shared this happy occasion with 3 of your boys. Blessings to you and to the happy couple as wedding preparations are made. Thanks for sharing your lovely card too, your work always inspires me!

Ellie said...

I am so happy for you and your family!

Jill W. said...

I am rejoicing with you.....YEAH!!!!! Great news and continued prayers.
What a beautiful family you have. Congratulations go out to your sons. You must be a proud mom! Your card is a beauty as well. You always have perfect placement of wonderful details!

Leanne ... said...

Oh Jacqueline...God is so good! Wow! May HE continue to watch over you and give you continued strength for his wonderful plan he has for you. I am so happy to hear your awsome news. Your family is just beautiful. May you continue to enjoy all that the Lord has in store for you. Thanks for sharing with us.
Paper Hugs and HIS richest blessings...Leanne

Dawn said...

I am SO HAPPY for you Jacqueline. All your faith and prayers have been answered. Wishing you continued health.

Sophie said...

Eine wunderbare Nachricht.
Und ein herrliches Foto mit der ganzen Familie.
Jacqueline, du siehst wundervoll aus.

Viel Glück und Gottes Segen weiterhin für dich und deine Familie
Herzliche Grüße

Lynne K said...

I don't get chance to comment often, but I've been following your blog and am so happy to hear your wonderful news! I wish you continued good health and many blessings for you and your lovely family.

And your card is gorgeous!

Lynne x

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

I am so overjoyed at your wonderful news Jacqueline.....May god bless you and your lovely Family....Stunning card too !!!
love and hugs
Chris Richards
xxxxxxxxxx

Gisèle said...

What wonderful news my dear !!!
All your positive energy paid off.
Much blessings for you and your family...xooxoxoxoox

Paula said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you my friend. And your family is beautiful. You must be very proud of them, and they of you!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What wonderful news to hear. Praise God! sounds like a lot of wonderful things going on with your family. So happy for you.

susanne said...

Jacqueline, this has been quite a journey..you've shown us so much strength, love, faith and trust in God. You really are very special! I am sooo happy!! Love Susanne

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I am so very delighted to hear your news.x

Ira Huberts said...

This IS indeed such good news Jacqueline, so very very happy and ecstatic for you! What a fine family you have, you must be all so proud of each other!! Your card is another beauty!
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Ros Crawford said...

I am so very very happy for you ... wonderful news!! And your card is stunning!!! It's a work of art ...

Michelle W. said...

It's a lovely card Jacqueline. God bless you and your family! :D

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So thrilled for your clean bill of health, Jacqueline! And how wonderful to have your family near you. Love your gorgeous card - that frame is perfect!

Linda R said...

I am so happy for you my friend. That is such great news. And your card is gorgeous..

Hugs~

Michelle said...

So happy for your wonderful news!!! Beautiful card and family!

Karen said...

Love your card....love the frame and all the colours you used....

Brenda said...

Oh Jacqueline! I am jumping for joy on your behalf! What totally wonderful news, your happiness and relief is palpable! I am so happy for you and your family! And a beautiful card to accompany this wonderful news and great photos, and belief in that Higher Power, what more could a person want in their lives! Hugs, Brenda XXX

Therese Franziska said...

can´t say how happy i am for you!!!You are such a strong person!!And your family looks so nice.
i wish you a great summer.Have fun and enjoy life every minute!!
hugs,
Franziska

colleen said...

Just caught up on your blog and your good news! Praise God for upholding you throughout this trial. Your testimony has been a blessing.

Cath said...

Bonjour Jacqueline! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

I am so glad to hear your wonderful news. I have been wondering how you have been doing, and am simply *elated* to hear that your tests came out so well. It is, indeed, a time to give thanks. :)

Virginia L. said...

I am so relieved that God is taking care of "business" and that you are well. Hope your recovery and every plan are going smoothly. Congrats also on your Honorable mention over Moxie Fab World! Your card is as stunning as always! Sending hugs!

stamplover2011 said...

Jacqueline, I am just reading your blog after if being linked up by your Honorable mention on Moxie Fab. I had no idea what you have all gone through. So happy to hear your test results came back good! You are a total inspiration to me and I love every one of your cards! Take care of yourself! Hugs! Jennifer

donna mikasa said...

First of all, I'm so happy to hear you are doing well--you look so happy and healthy! And congrats on your HM win at MFW! Such a gorgeous card! Take good care!

Kailash said...

Hello Jacqueline, I just came here from seeing your honorable mention over at moxie fab and realised that I missed so much not having a blog myself, you are so blessed and am SO HAPPY for all your good tests results and that you are healing well, you have a beautiful family and know that the Lord has a plan for you, I love seeing your amazing cards and am always inspired by your creativity, Keep well, Hugs Kailash :-)

N@ Ali said...

such good news! beautiful card, congrats!

judkajudi said...

Joyous news, Jacqueline! You have a beautiful family!! Thank you for sharing your talents and your faith with us. Hugs.

Sharon D from Canada said...

What wonderful news, Jacqueline! So much to be thankful for!!!
And congrats on your win at MFW for your beautiful and elegant card - I love the black stamping over the colourful bg!