Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Big Change A Comin'

Well, girlfriends, we have a made a decision here and it’s a bit of a drastic one! I am going to head off to the Lake Chapala Mexico area in the next couple of weeks to stay for two or three months. I am hoping that the gentle climate there will help to heal my lungs. If I notice a definite change for the better, we will continue to live there. I am going by myself to begin; DH will stay here and put our home up for sale and work with his mother to make decisions about her care (she is currently in assisted living here in our area).
I am in the process of disassembling my craft room. Got to get it looking more like a bedroom since we want to sell here! Due to the asthma problems, it’s going very slowly, but coming along. I’ll not be taking card making supplies with me – will take digis to color and hopefully will be able to get my digis organized and much easier to locate on my computer. Can I stand two or three months without card making????? Seriously, it’ll be hard but I’ve got to concentrate on getting my health back in shape.
Will keep you all updated and let you know before I take off.
Betty

19 comments:

Patti said...

Awww Betty, I'm so sorry! So hope the climate does you some good! Please forward your Mexico address so we can keep in touch... I will keep you in my prayers. (((((HUGS)))))

Olga said...

Yep, health comes first but do know you will be missed by everyone. Will put you on my prayer list and leave you there until I hear it has wokred and it will. Please let us know your address so we can send you a card or two and keep in touch! Not being able to breath hurts and it's scary!

Myrna said...

Betty
You know you will be in the hearts and prayers of many people. We hope the move will be the very best thing for you. It is definately hard to pull up stakes and start fresh and you are very brave. Take care.
Myrna

Susan said...

I'll miss seeing your cards...but getting better is a bigger priority.

Kerrie said...

Oh Betty, your health comes first, you will be missed, please keep in contact, ... if you have your computer, we can email each other, send me your new address. miss you already.... kezzie x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My dear, sweet, encouraging friend! I knew you had been a bit more scarce, but I thought it was life getting in the way. You were my very first friend on STV when i started this adventure! Please feel better, and if possible, get a new address to us so we can keep in touch. I hope and pray that this is the answer to you being well!

Patti P. said...

Betty, I know that God can and will pray that it will be soon! I wish you and yours only the best and will miss seeing your cards, but as the others have said we can still be friends and keep in touch. I hope you can get through all this getting ready to sell with ease. I know it must be hard when you are already not feeling well. Take care and will talk to you soon.

Theresa said...

Betty, I am sending you wishes and prayers that everything works out for improved health. I will miss you my friend...please stay in touch. Good luck on the sale and move. You are in my thoughts. Hugs!
Theresa

Colleen said...

Betty,
I will miss you dearly! I so look forward to seeing what you have created each day. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope this really works. I also would like to keep in touch so please forward your address asap. Packing can be a pain so take it very easy.

Melisa Waldorf said...

I am really, really sad my friend. But I want you to be better. I know that you have been struggling so hard with this. I hope this is the ticket and will continue to pray for your healing. I will miss you. hugs, Melisa

dee marie said...

Dearest Betty, You are definitely going to be missed. I hope that this trip will soothe your lungs and ease your mind. I will be thinking of you often and I will keep you in my prayers. Take it easy with the packing... Sending you a big hug - dee

Payne Holler Cards said...

well my dear - your health is most important - being able to breathe sure tips the scale in the decision making. Will pray for you and DH in getting everything done that needs to be done for this move...must seem overwhelming...will miss your encouraging posts - always appreciate your testimony for the Lord....
hugs and prayers
Linda

redwasher1 said...

Betty, oh how I will miss you but you must do what you can for your health! This must have been a very difficult decision to make and pray you get better real fast. Please take care and in touch as you can. Hugs, Geri

Theresa Momber said...

Betty, I hope you find relief with this change. Please take care. You will be missed.

Betty Neville said...

Betty, I hope the change in climate gives you much relief. I will miss seeing your beautiful cards in the gallery. Take good card and all the best!

Betty Neville said...

OOPS Betty! I mean "take good care!"

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Betty, I'll be praying for your healing... we'll miss you artistic endeavors can't wait for you to start blogging again!

Janice M said...

Betty you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. (((hugs))

Melanie said...

praying this cahnge will do you good!!