It has been a while. My last post was October 20th and actually that card and post were made at the beginning of October. I feel like I owe many of you an explanation as some blog friends have emailed me and I have not responded. Nor have I really visited any blogs in a few weeks. This past month has seen a lot of changes in my life. Although I try to keep personal information off of my blog, this post will be personal. You do not need to read this but I need to write it.
Last month my husband and I went home to visit my parents on their anniversary. Unfortunately before I went home my mom was placed in the hospital. She was released the day we arrived so that was encouraging. However, it was difficult to see my mom in her condition as she had been through a lot. By the end of the week she was walking on her own with a walker and I thought all would be well. My husband and I returned to Nova Scotia. The next few days I spoke to my mom on the phone and she seemed to have more enthusiasm in her voice. My dad said she had more energy and we started to feel as if she would recover. Her health quickly changed and by the end of the week she was back in the hospital. By Sunday she could not fight any more and she passed away. That was two weeks ago.
My world is different now. The most beautiful person I ever knew is no longer here. My best friend, my confidant, the heart of my family is gone. Because of this, I have avoided my craft room among other things. Luckily I have the best husband and a fantastic group of friends that have provided a shoulder to lean on. Also, the Quietfire Design team has been incredible- providing support and filling in for me. Gloria Stengel and Hazel from CraftyHazenlnut have been so understanding with my lack of guest designing duties. I cannot say how fortunate I have been to have received so much comfort during this time.
I pushed myself to return to the craft room last night and a return to the room tonight. It took a while but I finished a thank you card using MOJO Monday's sketch. Hopefully finishing this card will make it easier to return to the craft room more often.
Here is the sketch this week:
The paper is from Prima (Forever Green) and a scrap piece of wood paper was used for the background. The antique button on the bow was a gift from my mom. Seemed fitting to have it on the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Thanks to all of you for listening and for sending kind thoughts. I cannot express how much your kind words and thoughts have meant to me.
Have a good evening.
This card is entered into the following challenges:
MOJO Monday Sketch
Word Art Wednesday, AG
613 Avenue Create, AG