Back in January we were awaiting news about some health issues with my brothers wife. We were all hoping that it would be no big deal. But sadly it was not the news everyone in the family was hoping and praying for. My SIL was diagnosed with lung cancer. If there was any good news at all about this diagnosis is that it was caught very early and her doctors were able to remove it all with surgery. All scans show everything is gone and the doctors couldn't be more pleased with how everything went.
The waiting period between the diagnosis, the scans and the surgery was a very trying time for everyone to say the least. It brought back a lot of memories of anxious moments that were had with Dad when he was still with us. When Em found out how long her Aunt was going to be home after the surgery for recovery she was determined to make sure she recovered with her own special blankie, made with love. A very determined girl she was about getting this blanket done as fast as possible. 2 1/2 weeks after starting, the blanket was on its way to its new home. The blanket has been very much loved by a very wonderful Auntie, keeping her warm and snug during nap times and whenever she is relaxing. Which should be all the time right now. ;) I know she can feel the love that went into this special gift just for her. You should have heard the phone call when she was thanking Em. So very appreciative for the gift that was made just for her.
We are just so very grateful that everything turned out as well as it did. Now my SIL will have something that will bring a smile to her face every time she looks at it.
A bit off the subject, I was quickly reminded by my two little sweeties that dinner tonight was made with love.
Homemade pot pie.
I have just discovered my new favorite way of making this family favorite. Baking it in a glass casserole pan instead of regular pie pans. The bottom crust comes out so much better and the filling doesn't bubble out the sides and all over the place. SCORE on both those points as far as I'm concerned.
I also have to think about what to make for dinner tomorrow because only 1/3 of the pot pie was left after the hungry hyenas devoured it. At least that's a sign that it was tasty.