Blardigan Blessings

Hi, Friends!  Before I get started today, I want to take a second to thank you from the bottom of my heart…for your heartfelt words and the prayers for our precious Manda and her family.  Every single day, I am truly amazed by the support from this sweet online community and the big hearts of those I am surrounded by here in Texas.  Please continue to pray for her precious family.  Thank you again!

For those of you who missed Manda’s celebration of life service, you can find it right here.  You can also view the amazing slide show that was played before the ceremony here .

Today, I am joining Shay, Erika, Sheaffer, and Andrea with an opportunity to bless and LOVE on someone who is currently battling cancer.  We will be giving 10 Blardigans to 10 women who are fighting cancer in honor of our precious Manda.  I know that she would have loved sharing her love of the Blardigan with these strong women and giving them some small bit of comfort during their treatment. 

Entering is super easy this time around…you can just leave a comment on any of our 5 blogs. You can enter yourself or nominate a friend, and one entry per person please.  Ten random entries will be selected and will be announced on Friday. 

Happy Monday, friends.  All of my love…XOXO Narci

 

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22 thoughts on “Blardigan Blessings

  1. I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet friend. She sounds like she would’ve been the most amazing person to know.

    I would like to nominate my friend Julie for the Blardigan Blessings. She is a neonatal nurse practitioner, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer in December. Shortly after being diagnosed, she made the decision to have a double mastectomy. She is currently going through chemo, which will be followed by radiation, all the while continuing to work to save the lives of the sickest and smallest babies. Her strength amazes me!

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  2. I have been thinking and praying for Manda’s family and friends during this time of lose. It is so hard to lose someone you love. I would love to nominate my friend’s Mama Mary S who is battling cancer. Currently she is taking chemo and it struggling.

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  3. My Mom is currently battling leukemia. My Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2014. We lost him in March 2015. My Mom started getting sick a few months later. And received her diagnosis in September 2016. It has been a tough road. But my Mom is a fighter. So glad I have her. So honored to take care of my parents during this stage of life. I’m only in my 30s…so it’s hard to see my parents like this. They were always my rocks. But my Mom has such strong faith. On the days, when I feel like I can’t go anymore…God is holding us up. Sending me words of encouragement. Giving my Mom strength.

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  4. I would like to nominate my Aunt Joyce who is battling leukemia. She never buys herself anything new and I would love to wrap her in some blardigan love. ❀️

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  5. My mother-in-law, Jane, was recently diagnosed with Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma. While she is still very early in the process of treatment, we are storming the gates of heaven on her behalf and praying for total healing. She and her husband (my father-in-law, Mike) are currently helping to raise two of their grandchildren ages 15 and 13. Jane is a phenomenal women who loves the Lord and her family and I know that your gift of kindness would bless her immensely.

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  6. My husband’s Aunt (who is like a second mother to me) Carrie was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer that begins in the brain, last month. She is currently recovering from the operation and will begin chemo and radiation soon. She is one of the kindest, most thoughtful, loyal and trustworthy people I know. When my oldest child was born she would drive 2 hours round trip weekly and give me a few hours to run errands, go on a walk, or meet a friend for coffee. We are devastated by this news, but we have Faith that God will wrap
    His arms around Carrie and give her the strength to fight this horrible illness.

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  7. Thank you for this sweet gesture to bless others in Manda’s memory. I would like to nominate Amy Wood. She’s currently battling cancer for the 2nd time. She’s a busy mom of 2 boys who has kept a positive attitude & strong faith through difficult times.

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  8. I would love to nominate our Pittsburgh local newscaster, Kelly Frey. Just last week she began her first chemo treatment for breast cancer. She will undergo 24 weeks of chemotherapy followed by surgery and then radiation. She’s a bright light in our city, and she’s the first to say that this diagnosis is nothing compared to what her family has already endured with her son’s medical conditions and disabilities. She is definitely worthy of a sweet, cozy blardigan. Thank you for this opportunity, and please know that I’ve been thinking of and praying for all of you girls and Manda’s sweet family.

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  9. I would like to nominate my friend, Caroline, who is battling Uterine cancer. Not only is she fighting cancer, she is also dealing with MS…double trouble! Being a single mother, she has sacrificed so much of herself with such Grace, I would love nothing more than to see her Blessed with this gift. I know she would be honored to be the recipient of the Blardigan Blessing.

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  10. I’d like to nominate my husband’s grandma — Grandma Eunice. She was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently working hard to get strong enough to have a port put in and her first chemo treatment. She’s been incredibly brave!

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  11. I’d like to nominate a close friend, Liz Haynsworth, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She is a tough, strong mama of 2 little girls (4 and 2) and a business owner. She exemplifies strength that I could never have if I was in her shoes.

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  12. Narci & Friends,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Manda’s passing from this horrible illness. I’ve watched far too many loved ones fall victim to this monster of an illness and if wrenches the heart watching them battle such an uphill fight. What a testament to the Lord and Manda’s special soul to see all the love and light she put out into this world. Today, I would like to nominate my dear friend Ashley Perez. Like you girls & Manda, I found my friendship with Ashley at church; traveling on our first mission trip together as young girls many many years ago. It’s actually been rather a while since I’d seen Ashley & then last fall I looked up to be surprised by her sweet face gracing the group at my 30th birthday party. Ashley is an AMAZING woman, daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend but more than anything Ashley has a HUGE heart for the Lord. She’s always seeking to help others & never asks for anything in return. That’s why it came as a shock just last night when I learned she’s been in the fight of her life in recent months. My fiancΓ© & I had recently asked her to play the harp in our wedding ceremony later this year. The Lord blessed Ashley with an incredible gift for music and she’s used those talents beautifully. Earning a music scholarship when we left for undergrad & later joining a traveling orchestra, sharing her music & her faith as she traveled the world. She’s always there & that’s why when I hadn’t heard back lately after texting about wedding stuff, I grew concerned. Ashley’s cancer was sudden & aggressive, finding her in possibly her final days after just a few short months. Despite that she’s stayed smiling & even yesterday when I learned about her silent battle from her boyfriend, Ashley was the one reaching out to comfort me & to apologize about not getting back to me, making me wait on wedding details. Girl please. I suppose I’m rambling and maybe wrote far more than a comments worth of than you’re supposed to, but just as y’all shared your blogs about Manda, wanting the rest of the world to see & experience her love & light as you had, I guess you could say I wished to do the same for my sweet Ashley. Please throw up some extra prayers for her & her family, and thank you for letting her possibly have the chance to be wrapped up in Manda’s love filled legacy. Proverbs 31:25

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  13. Would like to nominate my mother who was just diagnosed with incurable liver cancer. She moved from Guatemala where she is from to Baltimore for treatment. She is not used to the weather and is always cold. The blardigan would be perfect for her.

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  14. Would like to nominate my mother who was just diagnosed with incurable liver cancer. She is from Guatemala and not used to our winters. The blardigan would be perfect for her.

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  15. My friend Jana Rogers has been battling cancer for years. She has had every treatment known to man. No matter what bad news she receives, she always handles it with dignity and joy. If you met her on the side of the street you would never know the trials and tribulations this girl has. She is about to have an upcoming surgery and a blood again would be great and comfy for her recovery.

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  16. What a special way to honor Manda! πŸ™‚ I would love to nominate my friend, Amanda. She is battling Stage 4 breast cancer, that has also spread to her liver. She has had surgery to remove the cancer, and is currently undergoing chemo. In the summer, she will have a double mastectomy for preventative measures. She is so encouraging and sweet…married with two precious babies (4 year old boy and 5 month old girl). She found out during her last pregnancy, and had to deliver several weeks early. Plus, they are in the process of building a home! So she has a lot on her plate at the moment, and could always use a little love! πŸ™‚

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  17. I want to nominate my mom, Marcy Lykins! She is beautiful and strong even in the eyes of an unforseen future. She has so many of the qualities that you say Manda had. I am blessed by her faithfulness to the Lord everyday! ❀

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