Friday, March 26, 2010

What can I say

How can I ever relay how overwhelmed I am with the continued outpouring of love and prayers. My family and I are so thankful for all that everyone is doing. . This has been a bad day, and sometimes I feel like people probably would like to hear something different from me. Believe me, no one wants that more then me. Just when I think I am going to make it through the day, it comes right back eating at my soul. I was just randomly checking out some sites today and came across this one. Thank you Cathe. It still amazes me how God puts people in your life at just the right times.

This week at Southern Breezes, Pat wanted us to use a piece of clothing as the inspiration for a card. Well I found this cute little cardigan and loved the colors. Plus Donna at Butternut Sage, has this great little template. So I combined the two and made my clothing inspired card. Along with several others. I have an addictive personality if you can't tell. I loved the color combo of the yellow with turquoise. Thanks for listening and again thanks for the support everyone is giving

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sunshine, Wonderful Sunshine

It is 72 degrees as I write this post. What a blessing this sunshine is. Scott would have been right outside in this sun, under a hood of a car. I have lots of beautiful memories, they still make me sad at times, but they are still special. Seems like everything I do or say, I associate it with Scott. Scott would like this, Scott wouldn't like this, my mind never strays far from thoughts of him. It is so ironic how people are brought together. Earlier today I was in the floral section in the store, and there was a older lady there. Of course I could only smile and nod at her, afraid to say much, afraid my voice would break, see I was there buying flowers for Scott. She said isn't it hard to buy flowers for our loved ones that are no longer with us. I nodded and she said she had lost her husband about 10 years ago, but had also lost her son 4 years ago this May. She was still visibly shaken. I just grabbed her and hugged her and we held on to each other for a minute, then I got up the courage to say that I had just buried my son 3 weeks earlier. Well we hugged again. We talked awhile, and then we shared stories, and we had so many many things in common. God put her and I both there at the same moment to give each other strength while we chose flowers for our sons. She told me that I would only learn to live with this, but never accept it. I want to again thank all you wonderful friends , who's prayers are lifting my family up. There is no way we could have ever have gotten this far without God and friends.

Now on to Pat's challenge, This week we were to use a shape. Well I took the easy way out again and used one of the first basic shapes that we learned as a child. The SQUARE. This card is for a special person that was a part of Scott's life. She too has a hard road ahead of her.
I also made a couple of spring wreaths today. One for Scott and one for my front door. On Scott's wreath, I made a little bird's nest out of twigs and moss and then added little plastic eggs.
The bow on the wreath for my front door, was on a beautiful floral tribute for Scott. I saved it just for this reason. I also made a birds net out of moss, for it. I added the eggs and also a little bird.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Baby Steps

Since Scott's death, I am a new person, learning to live in a new world, one in which he does not exist. So I am just beginning to take baby steps each day just to get through to the next day. My friends have told me that they have missed my blog and the bits and pieces of what goes on in my little part of the world, and at my attempts at being creative. They say, that I started this as therapy when I had another loss, and that I should begin again. I will take baby steps with this also. I'm afraid that some days, I may not have pleasant things to say, or I may just ramble on making no sense what so ever. My dear friends please be patient with me and continue to keep us in your prayers.

I am starting back by participating in Pat's Saturday Night challenge. We were to make a treat holder. When I said baby steps I meant baby steps. I decided to just take a decorating bag fill it with Easter treats, and tie it off with ribbons and cut out little leaves that looked like carrot tops. Well that was my intentions, We settled for just a bow.