April 21, 2008

Journey to wellness the Happy House Quilts way

I am writing to say that I have 2 wonderful friends that are going to be guest bloggers here for a while. Becky and Karen are amazing moms that have made me grow as a woman and as a mom in so many ways. I rely on their spirituality and inner strength in more ways than they really know. So please enjoy their posts about my journey into the world of breast cancer, chemo and surgery to eliminate the tumor that is in my left breast and lymph nodes.

Just the facts....
National Cancer Institute link
  • The doctors found my cancer after my first mammogram.
  • I had dense breast tissue...a.k.a. lumpy boobs
  • I didn't know the lump was there but now see it/feel it clearly...I'm not a stupid woman but a typical mom that just didn't take time to take care of herself...like so many women out there, always put the kids and others first.
  • I am an art therapist and will be creative with the kids throughout this journey and hope to share our creative endeavors with you all. I believe in active mastery over difficult situations...and through this active mastery we can conquer our fears and gain insight to ourselves.
  • I am a spiritual person, I believe in Jesus Christ and know that God has a gift to teach me and my family through this journey.
My diagnosis so far...
Blessings to you all...enjoy each day as it comes...it's a miricle.


  1. Good luck to you through this journey. I just found your wonderful blog & I wish you and your family well. Keep us updated as you feel the need.

  2. Good luck on your journey Jodi! I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a strong lady and an inspiration to all. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you!

    Much love and blessings to you and your beautiful family!!


  3. Through your courage, strength is never far behind. Take care of yourself Jodi and we are here for you and your family.


  4. Good luck on your Journey Jodi with your family by your side. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I added you and your family to our prayer box.


  5. Jodi - I just saw the news about your diagnosis on the street team thread - I wish that there were another strengthening journey that you could take, because this one seems too hard for such a nice person. You seem strong and lovely. I'll definitely be thinking of you in the upcoming months!

  6. Jodi - I am praying for you each day, and I know that God will keep you close to His heart. You have been such a blessing to me, and I pray that through this God will use your powerful testimony to His love and grace to touch others as well. Stay connected with all the loving, positive, and uplifting people in your life, and you will find grace to travel this journey. You are not alone! Nina

  7. My heart and prayers go out to all of you, may your strength carry you through the times ahead.

  8. How wonderful that you've gathered such a great cloud of new friends through Etsymoms to follow you and pray for you on this journey! Count me among their number!

  9. Let me know if I can do anything from here.

  10. You are a brave, brave person, Jodi. I'm not sure I could have such a strong, positive outlook as you do. I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers....

  11. Jodi please let us know if we can do anything to help you during this!