Thursday, November 13, 2014

SMILE... because it happened


As you may know my husband has been fighting a very aggressive horrible cancer. In the bad times, there is always GOOD things that can make you smile. This sweet photo was sent to me yesterday of my husband Tyler and my son (Tyler). My two favorite Ty's. I was so GRATEFUL for this photo. This was taken on Matt and Kayla's wedding day.  I am in the hospital with my husband and when I showed him this photo he smiled. I am thankful that photos can truly take you back to such special moments. I feel LOVE and see love in this photo. These two are best buddies and have a special bond. I don't have words to express how grateful that I am doing everything I can to preserve memories. I challenge YOU to take FIVE photos today with people you love. PLEASE take the time to TAKE photos. Keep a camera in your purse. USE it....
 


This was sent from my friend Meeghan from Australia. I adore this quote. I kneeled down on my knees here in the hospital room and prayed that I can be strong. I prayed for my handsome husband and poured out my tender emotions to Heavenly Father. Even now, he is most concerned about me and the our children. 


I don't believe that life ends here. I know that no matter what happens that Ty and I are going to be together forever. My faith is carrying me. My love for Tyler and his love for me, makes me strong. Life is so precious. 
In a couple of days the Teresa Collins Caribbean Cruise is happening. As you may expect or have heard,  I will not be attending. I am sending my beautiful daughters to take my place. I would never leave my husbands side. I am so fortunate that everyone attending the cruise has loved me enough to understand. Their love and understand has lifted me and I have felt so much love.
 I always try to listen to the spirit and prompting that God gives me and I knew over a week ago that I was needed to be HERE with my
husband. I would have never thought this would be what was happening when I planned this event. Ty was going to be with me. It would be a celebration of his recovery and us together with
my beautiful creative friends. This was not meant to be. Yet, as with life, the TC event will go on. I know that those attending
will feel my love and caring through my projects, details and messages conveyed from my daughters. 

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19 comments:

Andrea Cosier said...

xo xo - thank you for sharing - Teresa, Ty and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. After attending your recent Pages 2 Scrap classes, I was sharing with my beautiful husband the importance of taking photos - he bought me a Canon G16 - he is wonderful and I am so grateful xo

BethW said...

Always my heart and prayers are with you. All your pictures will be so important for the generations to come-to see true love and faith so vividly displayed,they too will be uplifted. May the angels watch over and hold you both.

Sam B said...

so many prayers going out for Ty and you & your family Teresa - I believe miracles happen and am praying for one for Ty.

Dondi Murdock said...

Oh! I'm still praying. I know this great Plan of Happiness isn't always easy, but it's forever. I wish I could get this knot out of my throat that suddenly came after I read your blog of today and yesterday. Can you imagine even going through this without your knowledge of the Gospel? I simply do not know how people survive who have no faith in God.

Patty Del Rosa said...

Sending you prayers from California.

Donna said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers each and every day.

"..... My precious, precious child. I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you" Footprints poem

KAT said...

Be brave, smile when you can, cry when you need to and just love your husband. Let everything else go on just concentrate on Ty - he and your family are all that matter right now!

Thi Tran said...

My heart just melt reading this. You do such wonderful things for your family and us, I am thankful for all that you've done and taught. You have taught me the importance of preserving memories, from now on I will snapped away. Sending warm hugs and kisses to you, Ty, and your beautiful children/grandchildren during this time of harshness. Be strong and think positive for your family.

Philippa said...

Hi Teresa honey, oh my I am so so grateful that you have such wonderful daughters that can step in and help at this time. Your family's closeness, spirit and total, total, love and commitment to each other is just so inspiring. I LONG to be able to help in some way. Just know that you are all in my thoughts constantly and I am hugging you from across the world. Bless your heart.. what a journey you and Ty and your family are on right now.. I love you with all my heart lovely lady.. xxxxxx

hotpotato said...

Hugs to you at this very hard time in your life, I hope what ever will be will be peaceful for all of you. xx

Mary Gillmarten said...

Teresa, your sharing is such a gift to all of us, God Bless You for your grace and openness. Your life is your testimony. My grandmother used to sign her cards to me "God Bless You and So Do I." It used to give me goose bumps when I was a little girl and now I send those blessings to you. Always, Mary

Melissa said...

I've been following your journey on your blog. Sending your family thoughts and prayers.

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