It's been almost two weeks since my surgery. Since that time, I've had lots of help during recovery. As you all know, my mom came out and spent a week and a half with us and did everything around the house! But, I also had food, movies and a book delivered to enjoy, a substitute teacher for my two classes, and someone to help me with one of my ministries at church: I'm the special music coordinator (I schedule folks to sing/play instruments each month and remind them of sound checks). It's been a huge blessing to receive all this help from family and friends.
I've received many get well cards that have covered the top of my dresser. A couple of them came from students and were very sweet!
To say "thanks" to those who have been a big help to me, I decided to make a card for them. I have a rubber stamp that says, "Thanks a bunch" with a bunch of flowers underneath the words. All I did was stamp that on to paper and color it in with pastel chalks. I love the way cards look when you use chalks. It gives the design a soft look. When I was done filling the picture in with color, I used decorative-edge scissors to cut around it. I glued that to the card and also attached a little blue bow to the bottom.
I'll be including a small bag of homemade cookies with the card. Today, I had my last post-operation appointment and I was able to give my doctor and nurse some of these cookies in a decorated tin. I'll be posting about how I made the tin and give you the recipe for these scrumptious cookies tomorrow!