Saturday, March 22, 2014

With Sympathy

Sympathy card for a friend who lost her brother.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Mother

This is a card I made for my mother and mailed to her in celebration of her 94th birthday this month (she turned 94 on Wednesday, March 19th).  We will have the large family gathering on Sunday at her home and I plan to make another card for that occasion.

Sunday will be both a celebration of her birthday and a time when we will reflect on the life of my brother who passed away last month.  We are all still mourning his loss but our plan is to share our memories of him in an effort to bring smiles to the faces of our mother and our sister-in-law.

I CASE'd this card from Karen Barber's gallery.  I am a huge fan of hers and admire each and every card she makes.  Her card can be found Here.

So Much Sorrow

I've been absent from my Craft Room lately. My 2nd youngest brother passed away in February and this has been one of, if not the lowest period in my life... the loss of the first sibling in the family. It was a deep loss when my father passed away but my brother's death hit me in a way in which I cannot explain...

My sister-in-law asked me to prepare the program for his Home-Going Service and working on this program helped me get through the days that followed.  As I scrolled through the pictures of his life... his toddler years... his school years... his years in the US Army... his wedding pictures... his years as a father and grandfather, I felt every emotion imaginable which ended in acceptance of that which I did not want to accept - his death...

I love you Richard.  I will love and miss you for the rest of my life.