Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Heavy Heart

Tonight I'm sharing a sympathy card, which I never enjoy making. I don't ever keep them on hand. Every sympathy card I make is for a reason and every one of them I hope will be my last, even though I know life doesn't work that way.

Yesterday we said our final goodbyes to my husband's dear, sweet father. He will be missed so much. He was such a wonderful man. It's so difficult to watch what cancer does to a person but I feel honored to have been a part of his life and to have been there at his bedside when he left us. He will never be forgotten.

I am also heartbroken over the news of a friend who died tragically at a spa retreat in Sedona, Arizona on Thursday. She was the life-long best friend of one of my best friends and she was one of those people that the minute you met her, you loved her. When I first met her, I immediately felt like I had known her forever. I think she was what some people call "an old soul". She was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest- always with a smile on her face. I will always remember her warm smile. My heart is aching for her family and for my dear friend who is feeling the loss so much. Unexpected things in life like this are so difficult and make me question the reason for it.

So, with all that said, here is just one of the sympathy cards that I made this week. Supplies are listed below.

Stamps/Images: from my old stash
Paper: Watercolor paper as base and for main image, black cardstock for mat
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Sheer ribbon from my stash, Stickles (glitter on hummingbird), Black Flat Back Pearls, Corner Chomper


nise said...

{HUGS}! Your hummingbird is truly lovely. You and your pencils have bonded very well. Love how you shimmered the bird with the stickles. Hope there's a bright spot or two in the days ahead for you and your husband and your family and friends.

Sarosa said...

Im sorry for you losses, Tara. That's a lot to deal with.

Your coloring is absolutely beautiful.

marciad said...

So sorry for your losses. The card is lovely.

becky said...

I very sorry about your father-in-law and your friend, I know it was a comfort to be with your FIL at the end. I have 2 sympathy cards to make this week and I like the idea of the flower with hummingbird, it works so well for this type of card, and yours is beautiful and your coloring is wonderful.

Live Love and Scrap said...

So sad!!! Sorry for your losses....thanks for sharing your stories and reminding us of how precious our time is with our friends and family!!!

have a blessed day,