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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Friend, My Mini, Our Monday

A  friend of ours has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.We love her dearly and felt her to be indestructible and are having a truly hard time with this news. She is forty nine years old for goodness sake. Praying is the most and best we can do. She has a splendid family and is receiving the finest medical care possible. God is in control and this is another area where faith matters.

Treasure those you love my friends and tell them how much you love them today.


Joe and I traveled to Greenville, South Carolina yesterday to obtain repairs on my Mini. Those repairs come at maximum cost...imagine that!

We built some fun into the day by walking some three miles and a tiny bit of shopping.

Plus they lent us another Mini to drive. A key less entry one. Joe and I were like two country bumpkins trying to figure out how to start it!

This is my Mini.

Isn't she darling by that big truck?

Choosing a Mini is like picking out a cute puppy. They are all cute.

grace surrounds us


  1. Hi Olive,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. It can feel incredibly frustrating to be helpless in the face of a friend's pain but I'm sure knowing that you are there for her will bring your friend peace.


  2. Hi Olive,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. It can feel incredibly frustrating to be helpless in the face of a friend's pain but I'm sure knowing that you are there for her will bring your friend peace.


  3. Oh and Honey, I bet you look darn cute behind the wheel!!!
    I'll be praying for your friend. Keep her optimistic and in faith. Don't let her get down.

  4. I am sorry to hear about your friend Olive, I will be thinking of her and her family as are a dear friend.
    Cute mini, drive it well and be stylin!

  5. And to think the original Minis were even smaller that that.

  6. Olive - I'm so sorry to hear about your friend - love and prayers to her and her family.
    I used to own a battered mini when the children were growing up - the trips we had in it! Touch wood it never broke down on me which was a miracle. We always did our own repairs. One day my hubs backed up the drive straight into it and dented the headlight. (My fault I hadn't parked it far enough back he said:( ) 6am the next morning, the milk man caught me patching it all up with a big tin of Isopon. A bit of a rough job but it got me mobile again:0)

  7. Olive I am so sorry to hear about your friend, she is fortunate to have good friends, family and the best medicine available, which comes back to good friends and family.

    Love your little mini and I bet you had some fun in Greenville, they have such a lovely little shopping/eating district that I will always remember fondly. Ann

  8. Dear Olive, I was so very sorry to hear about your poor friend. That is so very young. Let us pray that His healing spirit will fall on her. I Love your Mini. Isn't she cute?! I had the original mini (red) back in the 60's, and I loved bombing round in it.

  9. That's tough Olive...OC is no fun. I had a friend die in her early 40s just a few years ago...I hope and pray your friend has been diagnosed early enough.
    Love your little car. We have a little car too (not a mini). I hate driving behind those big trucks though...can't see a darn thing up ahead!

  10. Im so sorry to hear about your friend Olive.Love your mini btw!:) the couch I showed in my blog post is said you might go to Ikea and check them out..its usually 899 and now its only 499 I believe.Just thought you might want to know! Hugs, Rachel

  11. Olive,
    So sorry to hear about your dear friend. I know women who have done wonderfully for years in spite of ovarian cancer, in spite of recurrences, etc. I will say a prayer for her.
    Your mini IS adorable. Does she have a name?

  12. I am so sad to hear about your friend...I am sending out warm thoughts and prayers. I hope she stays positive.

    I love those little mini's! They make me feel big {and I'm height anyway!}.


  13. Sorry to hear about your friend. I will pray for her.

    Cute car. At first I thought you meant a mini-van until I saw it! I used to have a Miata, which I loved and now have a big old honking mini-van. I want a cute car again!

  14. Hi Olive... cute little car!... Prayers going out for your friend... xoxo Julie Marie

  15. I just KNOW you're the **BEST FRIEND EVER** to stand by/support your friend through this rough patch... Sending her love and light...

    Love to see pics of you and Joe in the Mini!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  16. All the best to your sweet friend, Olive!!

  17. Well ain't you the sporty one? Love those Minis! Cute, cute, cute!!

    My heart breaks for you, your friend and her family. I have a friend who fought that some years back and she is kicking high now:-) Positive thinking and prayers for you all. Vicki

  18. My prayers go out to your friend, hugs to you all:)

  19. Dang, those cars are cute! I need more hauling room myself...Usually hauling friend's stuff though I just realized.

    So sorry to hear of your friend. It is so frightening and frustrating when loved ones are ill. How to help and how to not be afraid are so challenging....

    Peace and Prayers to all of you.



  20. So glad your friend has YOU to encourage her...

    Your mini is adorable; glad it's all fixed up so you can drive with confidence. :)


  21. Olive, I'm so sorry about your friend, and will add her to my prayers. I LOVE minis, and that photo of yours next to a big daddy is just so cute! laurie

  22. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and wish her all the best. Our neighbor was also just diagnosed and is fighting hard!

    My sister has a Mini and they truly are cute cars!

    Kat :)

  23. Oh Olive, I am so sorry to hear about your friend! I will be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers!


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