Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Life is so precious!

Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card for a friend of my family who lost her husband. It makes me sad when I have to do sympathy cards because it makes you really think about how much of our lives we take for granted. We fight with our spouses about unimportant things, we get aggravated at our children, and we don't always appreciate all of those who love and support us. I try and take the time every day to tell those around me how much I love then and how I am so lucky to have them in my life. But you can never really put it into words. The good thing though, is that they feel the same way about you.

  • Watercolor paper
  • Art of Life stamp set (SU)
  • Paper Tray stamp set (PaperTrey)
  • Going Gray ink pad
  • black ink pad
  • sheer black ribbon
It will soon be a year since my father has passed away and I think of him all the time. When he passed I made a slide show of his life for the memorial. I haven't been able to watch it since then. Sometime soon I'm sure I will again, but right now the pain is still too fresh. What I miss the most about my father is the most wonderful and tight hugs he would give me. He always made me feel like he was proud of me even when I didn't think I did my best. I always got an A for effort with him. I try to take much time to cry for him but to smile and remember how much I loved that man. He taught me to be strong and to follow my heart and those are life lessons that I value every single day. *Love you daddy*


stefanie said...

Very sophisticated and elegant. I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it. It's true, we must let those around us know what they mean to us! Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

Heidi, your work grows more impressive by the day...can I make you my Inspiring Blog of the Week choice for March 12 - 18?

Mrs Adept said...

Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it came out great. Very eloguent, clean and crisp. I like that.

Julie said...

Beautiful card Heidi - very elegant and understated (in a good way!) It's hard to come up with nice sympathy cards sometimes . . .

Marie said...

Very lovely and perfect for the unfortunate need it represents. TFS