...to loved ones is one of the hardest things in a person's life.
You know, I've often said masculine cards are the hardest to make.
I've changed my mind.
Today, many people will be saying "goodbye" to a local man who died tragically last week in a farming accident. He was only 30 years old, and it has rocked our small community to the core.
A sympathy card for such an occasion is difficult to make. Especially when you know the people personally...related multiple ways, grow up with them, go to church with them, your children go to school together...
Crying many tears, my heart aches at the devastation that his sweet young wife, three precious daughters, father, mother, sisters, brother, in-laws, family, friends, and collegues must be feeling. Though he was a Christian and is now with his Heavenly Father, I have struggled with this situation. I am not questioning God...I do trust that this happened for a reason. But my aching heart is having trouble grasping the whys, and hurting for those who love him most.
I *finally* came up with a card that I'm okay with. It has been a struggle, though I know that this card doesn't matter much in the scope of things. But it is my way of saying "I'm sorry" and I want it to be perfect for that. Does that make sense?
Sorry this is so long....I wanted to not only give the background to explain the card, but to reach out there and ask YOU to pray for these families, too. Please do.
Here's what I came up with:
...a Praying for You card (with a masculine touch)
The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper/Cardstock: To The Nines DSP, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede & Always Artichoke markers, Soft suede ribbon, Large oval punch, Dimensionals
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