Monday, May 23, 2011
We Will Miss You Florence...
SFYTT done with a week to spare - phew, feels good LOL! I combined it with a Color Q challenge from a few weeks ago which I just loved, but as usual, didn't get to in time.
Believe it or not, this is actually a sympathy card. About a month ago, I posted a card I made for our Music Pastor's family as his wife was very ill with cancer. Last week she lost her battle with cancer and is now in the glorious presence of her Lord. .
My heart aches for the family as she was only in her late forties. Her husband is an amazing man and her children are just 16 and 17 . In addition, her mom who has been out caring for her for the past year year, is an orphan of sorts as she has no immediate family left alive. Her husband and two kids have both predeceased her. Life just isn't fair sometimes....
You are probably thinking "this doesn't look like a sympathy card" or "what was she thinking", but she was such an amazing woman that the sentiment just fits. She had an amazing attitude throughout her treatments and continued to home schooled her kids. It breaks my heart that she died two short weeks before they were both due to graduate.
I will remember her most for her introduction of the God Rods to the pre-teen Youth Group, of which my son is a part. As you know from prior posts, the God Rods have been an integral part of their group this year as they were able to perform an amazing routine to O Holy Night at Christmas and Arise My Love at Easter. In addition, through conversations and viewing the CD performances with friends, I know of two other youth groups who will be introducing them and using them for performances in their churches. Her spirit lives on :)
What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Proverbs 31:28 Plain Jane , (PTI) Polka Dot Basics II, (SU) French Script
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, PTI Flower Die, (SU) Sizzex Leaf Die, Button, Baker's Twine, Glue Dot, Half Pearls, Dimensionals