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Saturday, November 21, 2009

My SCS Family.

Ok lets talk about how life takes unexpected turns. I have always believed that aside from your family that you are born into you make a bigger family as you go through life. My family consist of friends I have had since I was young. Krista calls them her aunts. People have said how are they aunts? They just are. I have a handful of very close friends who are family. They are called the women in my life. Strong, always there for you. Women who will sit in jail with you if they had too LOL.

So I decided to join SCS and Join swaps. As I join I talk to a few people. Then I decide to host my first swap. My first friend on there was Melissa Jax She joined my swap, bumped it and helped me get it filled. It was only a weeks later that Bekah came alone. We developed a friendship just before the holidays. Hey Bekah it will be a year we are friends. Before long I have lots of great,talented women in my swaps. The friendships were being formed and the swaps as well as the friendships grew. Make a card grow a forest of friends. This would bring us to Jeanette. She has a forest full of friends. And she has been there for me when ever I have needed to vent. And if you know me I can vent. Of course their is my friend Paola the temptress from Canada. Her and I would talk about everything via pm. Now she is special. Always cheerful and ready to lend a hand, a kind word even if everything in her world isn't going great. But I have come to find this out about a lot of the women on this site.
We all have our daily troubles but as we come together in each others swaps. We talk about them and that somehow makes it easier for all of us to get through the day. It is crazy who would think that one could spend so much time thinking and worrying about someone you have never met? Well we do. And it is not just words that are typed. It is the real thing. Friendships based on getting to know each other and their families. We know each others kids names what they are up to, How they are doing in their daily lives. I have a deeper connection to some of the women on her then some of the people I run into from time to time that call themselves friends. I laugh with them cry with them and worry for them.

There are so many people on there that I call friend. Michelle,Joan, Sheena, Debbie, LJ, Terri, Nikki,Audrey,Vickie,Sam I am, And the list goes on and on. If I didn't put your name down that doesn't mean I don't love you. It just means I can't think right now the meds you know.
But as the 1st lump appeared 5 months ago all of them have rallied around my family. They have waited for news from every appt. And when the news came and it was not great. They were all as sadden and scared as we were. They did not waste anytime starting pray circles, Getting a plan in place to get information out to each other and figuring out a way to communicate with my family during this time.

So I went into surgery knowing I was so lucky to have so many strong women on my side. Knowing when I got out they would all be here waiting for me. But most important knowing that whatever the outcome I had people who cared and would be here to support us.

The news was good and I am cancer free. As I look at SCS and read the post from everyone I smile as I can feel their joy and know that they can all rest easy now.

So I will say you find friendships in the stranges places but wherever you find it cherish it and nurture it because it will substain you at all times in your life.
Cheers to all the women on SCS You are the best.


  1. Viv, I loved reading your words about your friendships. YOU really are a great friend and an inspiration to me! I'm celebrating YOU today!!!

  2. Yes, we are all friends and a great community!

    Take Care--barbaralynn on SCS

  3. Hi Viv! I am so happy that prayers were answered with the good news that you are cancer free! You are a wonderful friend. I'm so glad our paths have crossed.

    Vickie Y

  4. HEY!

    I JUST NOW...RIGHT THIS SECOND discovered that you have a blog.

    NOW. I can torment here too.

  5. Yes Bekah you can but you also have to teach me how to add things on the side LOL Hi Vickie