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Friday, June 11, 2010

Hi everyone. I haven't posted in a while since I was so busy wrapping up my spring class schedule. I was planning to take June off, but as it turns out, I'll be taking the next 6 months off. This week, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Next week, I'll start chemotherapy. I'm not going to use this blog for updates, but started a new site at CaringBridge, which is specifically for that purpose. You can read lots more info on what's going on, and stay up to date as my family and I will be posting frequent updates. Here's the site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/moniquegriffith

Thanks so much for your support and prayers, and I hope to be doing more fun and creative posts here on this blog soon!!

59 comments:

Abby said...

My prayers are with you!

gabyangel said...

I have been missing you!! I am so sorry that I got excited to see you had posted... and than I read your news...
If there is anything I can do to help, I live in California... please get well.

Vanessa said...

Praying for you and your family.

sledkitten said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. We love you.

Staciy from Oregon

paperscissors said...

your journey will be take you many places physically and emotionally. you will have friends and family that will be unsure of their roles and their own reactions. take comfort in prayer and the support of those who love you and the professionals dedicated to this journey. peace to you.

TUKI said...

At times like this I never know what to say. But I will be praying for you and your family during this time. May you find peace and comfort in Christ... draw near to Him and He will draw near to you!!

Tuki from the Cricut MB!!

jeffo 'n lisa said...

Hi Monique,

I just got home from my 25th class reunion. I found out that one of my classmates had been diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago. It really hit home how we are all susceptible no matter what. She overcame and survived. I am praying that you will too!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Oh my gosh! HUGS and Prayers sweetie!

Beth said...

I'm really sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with you. Please keep us updated.

Diana said...

I have been missing your beautiful layouts. My prayers are with you and your family. Please take the time and just get better.

Carol said...

Monique ... my heart is with you. Sending lots of prayers, positive thoughts and oodles of hugz to you and your family!

(((HUGZ)))
♥Carol♥
your fellow Bug Guide

Sherrie said...

I'm a new reader of your blog. I just want to say that I think you are an amazing cricut artist! I have really enjoyed looking at all of your projects. Thank you for sharing them! I will pray for your strength (physical and spiritual)and comfort during this time and for your doctors and family too. God bless you!

Mad Fat Girl said...

Wow. My thoughts are def with you! Try and keep your spirit up, it does help!!!

Narelle said...

Fight hard Monique! I'll be thinking about you.

Your fellow Bug Guide, Narelle (GirlfromOz)

Lisa said...

I was wondering what was going on! Will be praying!

creativeprincess said...

i am so sorry to hear about this, i was checking in on the site to see whats new and i just figured you were on vacation. My prayers are with you and your family.
check out webnd.com not m but n. It provides a product called protocel that works with your body to break down cancer. just maybe for your own knowledge and its an alternative to chemo.
love you and praying for you.

9isfine said...

I a so sorry to hear the news. My positive thoughts are headed your way!

Lori in SC said...

Stay strong; you will be in my prayers

Tammy said...

Praying for strength and courage so you can "fight like a girl." Also, here is a quote I found not long ago and gave to a friend who is fighting cancer: "Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. Author: Unknown"

jennydecuir said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cher~ said...

Our prayers are definitely with you.

Jamie said...

I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts. Stay strong and positive and I am hoping for the best for you!

JennyKozar said...

you and your family are in my prayers! Take care of yourself.
Jenny Kozar

Mrsro said...

Best of luck to you in your fight..stay strong as your mind & attitude will make a huge difference in your battle. I'll keep my fingers & toes crossed for you!

sleigh said...

I was checking the site to see whats new and thought you were probably on holidays and that is not the case...you will be missed! I have a sister in-law and best friend who have both been through their journeys. My prayers are with you and your family :)

Ruston and Jessica Miller said...

I will be praying for you and your family.

Sue said...

Though I never met you, I've enjoyed your cricut designs and had planned on taking a class from you. My thoughts are with you during this difficult journey.

Sue from Rocklin, CA

thescrapmaster said...

Monique, you are a fighter and you can get through this. I will be thinking of you and your family. Stay strong and remember you can beat this!!
Hugs,
Samantha

♥Rach♥ said...

I'm not a frequent follower of your blog but I've seen you around cricut.com for the last few years and my thoughts are with you, I hope that everything turns out as well as it can!
~Rachel

4kids4 said...

You've been missed! I'll keep you in my prayers...stay strong!

Sherry said...

Praying for you. ((HUGS))

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Sweet, sweet Monique, my heart is sad to hear your news. Please know we will all be praying for you and rooting for you through this time. I am so sorry to hear your news, sweetie. Big hugs,Barb

The6ofusinca said...

Caringbridge is an awesome web service and it's nice to see your beautiful page. You have so many wonderful friends and also a blessed family, that will be fighting and praying for you!
Prayer is powerful so know we are ready to stand strong by your side!

xoxo
Jen

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Monique... you have such an amazing family and awesome friends... AND a BIG GOD. I am praying for you.

Luv-To-Scrap said...

All positive,good and prayers are with you.

Stef C said...

I will keep you, your family and friends in my prayers. My heart goes out to you all and Godspeed on your and recovery.
Stefanie

~BridgetL~ said...

Monique, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Haleyuns said...

I love your blog and I am so so so sorry you are going through this!!

silly_girl_823 said...

Will be praying for you and your family through this hard time.

Amy V

SweetSassyDiva said...

P&Pt FOR YOU and your family! My cousin is going through this as well. Take care of you (((HUGS)))

Melissa said...

Oh Monique...my heart just sank when I read your post. I will be lifting you in prayers each and every day. Take care of yourself and more importantly...let others take care of you. We are all here for you to lean on. {{{HUGS}}}

flowerdisco said...

monique my dear.....i am so sorry....lack of words her but my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Deanna said...

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. All my best to you and I will be looking forward to hearing back from you after your treatments.

Ladybug said...

I am so sorry that you have to go thru all of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong! Big HUGs to you!!

Scrappy Mel said...

Oh, Monique - I am so sorry! I am sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts! You can beat this, remember you are stronger than the cancer! {{{ HUGS }}}

BirdScrap said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I am praying for you and your family as you begin this journey. I think you'll look great in a pink mohawk, by the way.

Kraftychick said...

Monique - I really know what you are going thru - I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 - as you can see, I am a survivor! AND, I have no doubt that you will join the ranks of "survivor" very soon. Hang in there with the chemo and I will be thinking about you and you and your family will be in my prayers - this is quite a journey we are on, isn't it?
Jackie

Ohhh Snap said...

Dangggg!We're pulling for you and sending you lots and lots of good thoughts!!!!

iluvmybugs said...

Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

LilGreenBug said...

We've experienced this in our own family, Monique. My mom is a five-year breast cancer survivor and she's 80!! You can beat this!!! Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers!!!!

Hugs!
Linda

Angie said...

Monique, we are all praying for you and your family. Take care of yourself and try to find moments of happiness in the chemo. Get well soon....we will miss you while you take your short break. :)

Debbie H said...

I am so sorry to hear you are going through this, cancer sucks. Stay strong, so many people to pray for your speedy recovery.

JustYolie said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Find comfort and hope in the Lord.

Kim. said...

I am so sorry to hear your news but after reading all these comments you can rest assured that myslef and the rest of the crafting community will be thinking of you as you head along your unknown journey. Sending love to you and your family.
Kim xXx

tiffanyfarhner said...

My eyes are welling up in tears as I know what your journey is ahead. I wish you luck and comfort. You and your family are in my prayers. You can beat it...i did!

ScrappinCricut said...

Monique,
You and your family will be in my prayers. We all love you!

DORCAS said...

Praying for you.

Many blessings

Dorcas

Meg said...

My prayers are with you. Stay strong. Meg

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To the next! Cheers!!

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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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