Friday, April 16, 2010

Lakeland Jo. This one's for you!

I know, in my last post I said I was going to hand out those lovely awards I was given and I never got around to it.
However, I do have one here which I'm going to pass on to Lakeland Jo as a way of sending her some love and moral support.
I popped over to Jo's blog today and got a shock to read that she has recently received the very bad news that she has cancer, for the second time. I really feel bad for her and you know what it's like, you feel like you get to know people a bit when you follow their lives and their ups and downs on a blog. I'm glad that she has been able to share this news with others. It can only do good. I hope it helps her.
I think Jo and I started blogging roughly at the same time. She's a Geordie lass like me. She's a lucky woman who lives in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The Lake District in England.
I've followed her blog reading about her fantastic success with weight loss and her love of Newcastle United, Florida and people in general. I just can't imagine what she's going through and I know she's been knocked sideways. I know she has a good husband and son and a close relationship with her mother and a loving family around her. I learned that on her blog.
See, I do know her.
Jo will have a struggle ahead of her and though I'm lucky to have no first hand experience of the same, I know that it will be a hard road during the treatment, which is to come. I just want her to know that there are people who are willing her to stay strong and who are on her side. That she will have people who are thinking of her and hoping she's doing well, who will be keeping her and her family in their thoughts and prayers.
If you don't know Jo just pop over there and get acquainted and if you do, then pop in again and give her a bit of love.

This is my award for Jo.
Hugs to you hinny,
Clippy Mat :-)

25 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

So sweet Clippy.
I am also praying for Jo...she is lucky to have such a great support system.

C said...

i am so sorry about your friend. i will be keeping her in my prayers... i HATE cancer. HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT.

c

ChiTown Girl said...

Thanks, Clippy, for sharing this with us. I'll be saying prayers for her, and I'm clicking over to her place right now.

French Fancy said...

I don't know Jo but that is about to be remedied.

This blogging lark can really make people that we've never met seem the bestest friends. We open ourselves up on our blogs and like-minded souls come and share and get a place in our heart.

Yesterday I read about a blogger who had died. I didn't even know of her blog and went to find out about her retrospectively and it made me very sad. People who only live in the 'real world' have no idea how excellent a thing blogging can be.

A lovely post, Clippy.

Steve said...

She sounds like a brave woman and a great person to know.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Poor Jo... but how good to have a mate like you... will go to her blog right now. Thanks for telling us. xx

Clippy Mat said...

that's great. thanks for that. don't forget to say hello if you go. i'm sure it will be a good help to know that people are rooting for her.
;-)

Lakeland Jo said...

I am totally breathtaken by this Clippy. It brought tears to these eyes. It is very kind of you, and I really appreciate the support. Hugs XXX

Clippy Mat said...

Hi Jo:
That's great! I hope you know that when you feel down, people, some of whom who you don't even know, will be thinking of you and hoping the best for you.
The power of positive thinking.
I hope it gives you a lift.
Hugs,
:-)

Steve said...

Email on it way to you regarding The Eds...! ;-)

gail said...

This is a lovely thing to do Clippy. Someone once told me that bloggy friends weren't like real people - well they are aren't they!

Clippy Mat said...

Gail: is that you? LOL nice to see you again. Yes, I agree. Bloggy friends are friends all the same.
:-)

Mark said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your perceptive comment. I had a look round your blog too; I am from the North East too: Cullercoats and then Northumberland. i didn't go as far as Canada though, just Wales.

TechnoBabe said...

What a nice post sharing the award and showing you care for a friend blogger. I visited her blog.

Clippy Mat said...

Mark: Hi. Nice to meet you. Cullercoats eh? I'm from Wallsend, well Howdon to be exact. Thanks for visiting and please come back. I will be visiting your blog again for sure.
:-)

TechnoBabe:
Thanks so much. I am sure Jo will appreciate your visit too.
:-)

Pamela said...

I went over too and left a message. I used to visit a lot last year when her son was in Aussie but then lost track when I got busy. It's a wake up call to make sure busy doesn't take up too much time and people come first. All the Georgie Best. X

karen gerstenberger said...

Well done, Clippy Mat. We are going to surround Jo with love and support. She will feel the power of love around the world! Thanks for doing this. XO

Clippy Mat said...

Pam: Great stuff. I'm sure she would appreciate hearing from you again. :-)

Karen:
you of all people can understand how she feels. I think she will feel the love from everyone and it's got to help, right?
hugs to you,
Pat :-)

l'optimiste said...

this brought tears to my eyes too - what a lovely post. :o)

Tracey said...

What a brilliant award and well deserved too xx

Clippy Mat said...

L'Optimiste: I popped over to your lovely blog and I see that you can relate to Jo in a big way. Thanks for visiting here. :-)

Tracey: Glad that you like it and it is well deserved as you say. :-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

That is so nice of you, I am popping over to Jo's next to cheer her on........

Gill

Expat mum said...

Jo and I have been friends since about 1988 and she really is the breeziest, happiest person you'll ever meet. She will get through this, but this post is fabularse! Geet good.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Lovely blog, we are all hoping for miracles and they do happen.

C said...

just pooping i mean POPPING in to say hi... havent heard from you in a while. i hope no bears have come and snatched you away, way up there...

if they have, i do hope they are the card playing kind with yummy snacks...

eyyyyy mo, hope you arent one of them!!!!

thinkin of ya sistah... take care and God bless...

i miss me clippy!

hugs,


c

ps

this is so sad about jo... i too will pray for her and i do apologise for not seeing this post sooner!
bless her little cotton socks. with all the love she is getting from blogland i am sure it will give her strength. i HATE when this kind of thing happens. thank you for sharing it. i am going to her post now.