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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

mom update

So many of you have asked about my mother and continue to send well wishes, so I figure it's time for an update.
Mom just had her 4th Chemo treatment (only 2 more to go!)
and although it's yucky and weakens her like crazy, she's handling it quite well.
My middle daughter has been with her these past 3 weeks.
Just as my experience has been, Sierra tells me that she feels like she's the one getting all the blessings even though she's there to help bless the lives of her grandparents.
My Mom with my daugher, Sierra
Our 1,000 Crane project has meant a lot to my mother.
As each crane arrives, she feels your love and support. Thank you so much. Current count is 699! Can you believe it?!
We're still hoping for 1,000, so if you'd like to help out, please make a crane or two ... or 50 ... and send to my mother:
Connie Call
2612 Ashwood Lane
Bedford, TX 76021
This is Dad & Mom playing a round of 5 Crowns ... LOVE that game! But when I played with them I was usually the big loser ... that is, until we played Ticket to Ride. I'm dang good at that!
From my mom:
"Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity in making and sending cranes with your love."
and from me:
This quote from William Penn reminds me of all of you ...
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."
You all have been such great examples to me, and I thank you!


  1. So glad to see your lovely mother looking well and constantly surrounded by loved ones. Your daughter is beautiful - just like her mother. Continued prayers for comfortable healing. Hoping more cranes are flying to her right now.

  2. I love this post mom. Im so thankful that I have had this chance to grow closer to them and help them. I love them SO much! (& I love playing games and eating from the candy bar :)..even though i lost the last ticket to ride tonight..) Love you so much! See you in 2 days!

  3. I shared your site with a friend today. Her mother is also fighting cancer. Thank you for giving peace and hope to those who need it!

  4. Sending positive thoughts to your mom and family. Also, I'm about to look up a crane tutorial so that I can send some your way! Are people typically sending them in padded envelopes or boxes (thinking about avoiding damage in transit)?

  5. Love and Kisses for you and your mom darling....great news!!! ...happy day Ria.....

  6. Lots of prayers and best wishes to your mother.Lots of love surrounds her and thats so important.Wishing all the best for her.

  7. I'm praying for your mom, Denalee! Thanks for this update.

  8. I am praying for your mom gorgeous! That's great that your daughter as able to be there. I remember one summer I spent the entire time with my great grandma and she told everyone how much she cherished the time with me. I am currently helping my BFF make 1,000 paper cranes for her wedding. So far we have a little over 300 made and we have decided to send them to your mom and will restart the wedding ones. We have just packed up the cranes and will bring them to the post office when it opens


  9. Oh honey I am so glad your Mom is doing as well as she is and I will continue to lift her up in my prayers. Amazing those cranes!


  10. awww, this is such a nice think your doing for your mom, I will pray for her <3

  11. AWWWw, what a wonderful blessing it was to read an update about your mom. I've been away so long trying to adjust to my new life but I will search out a how to on the cranes and try to send a few her way. Hugz,

  12. Denalee, thank you so much for the update. I feel so connected to your family and it warms my heart to see pictures of her looking so happy. I am thrilled that she is recieving so many cranes. I know what you mean by feeling like you are the one recieving the blessings. On the day I mailed out my crane I felt immense happiness. I knew that it would bring your mother joy to recieve another crane, but I could not imagine the sheer joy that it would bring to me as well.

    Thank you for all of your inspiration Denalee! Give your mom a big hug from me and tell her I love her and I am keeping you all in my prayers!!!

    Love you


  13. Blessings come in so many forms, dont they? I am SO happy to read your mom is handling the treatments well. Sending even more love to your mom, you and your entire beautiful family.

  14. Sending tons of good wishes your family's way! I love that picture of your daughter with your mom!

  15. glad to hear things are going ok...sending hugs and prayers!

  16. This is such a sweet, loving post - I'm sending lots of good wishes and thoughts your way and a virtual (HUG).

  17. Big hugs to your mom,sweetie....That is such a beautiful post! I am glad she is doing ok and being strong:)

    Kisses my lovely:)

    ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)

  18. This is truly inspiring, big hugs to you I'm be making cranes and praying for your mom, Big big hugs!

  19. OMG, how did I miss the crane post, and hello, I can practically hand deliver mine to your mom- I'm that close to her!!!! I have no idea how to make one of those things but I'll try!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And Karyn, she is a shining spirit- both of you are!! love deb xOxO

  20. thanks for your comment on my blog.
    your blog is amazing.
    what an example of generosity!

  21. Such a lovely quote! Glad to hear your mom is doing well -- I need to practice making a crane ... maybe I can just draw one? :)

  22. what an amazing project, I've never made a paper crane before but will try to learn + send some. sending prayers for your mom - nice to meet you, too :)

  23. Oh Denalee!! I thought I missed this but here it is. Yippee!!!!

    Praying for your mom and loving your family more each day.

    Thank you Lord, for family!!

  24. What a great idea! Reading the comments, it sounds like you'll reach the 1,000 in no time! It's amazing that something so simple can bring people joy :)