Hi Friends,

I’ve returned from a visit to see my parents in Kansas this past week and I want to share a couple of quick pics I took.

I’m so happy to say that Dad is really holding his own now.  His last PSA was 274 which was down from 276.  Yes you read that right for those of you who know about this and that it should be ‘0’ in men.  He has been taking the essential oil capsules I gave him which contain frankincense.  Dad calls them his ‘Nancy vitamins’ and he takes one, twice a day.  I think he gets his PSA levels taken again next month so it will be interesting to see if the frankincense has helped any more.  I’ve been doing a lot of reading about this online and it is one of those things that can’t hurt him.  Since he is not having any more chemo or other cancer treatments why not give it a try.  There is a lot of research being done with frankincense and I’m sure in a few years we will know more about its uses.  For those of you interested in what he is taking, it is called ‘Deep Blue’ and it is from the company DoTerra.  I have no affiliation with this company nor do I endorse any of its products.  It is just something we are trying as his prostate cancer is now in both his lymph nodes and bones.

Embroidery It Mom and Dad July 2015

I love this picture of my dad.  I really love it.  I think he looks strong in this photo and that is how I always remember my daddy as being a strong and good man.  That is my mom behind him.  This is the exercise room at the independent living apartments where they are now living.  A nurse comes in twice a day to do some minor medical care for him.  I’m so thankful there is someone who is around to keep an eye on them.

Embroidery It Mom and Dad 2 July 2015

This is the last quilt top my mom has pieced.  I love the colors in it and I hope one day I can quilt as good as she does.  She has such a good eye for color and her piecing is perfect.  Mom, in general, is doing well but bless her heart she has just come down with a case of shingles since I left.  She had the shingles vaccine a couple of years ago so I’m hopeful it will only be a mild case and have no lasting effects.

As always, thank you for your prayers for them.  They are appreciated more than you know.

With love to you all,


be creative daily and live life beautifully

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