21 March 2011

With a Saddened Heart

This past weekend my mother learned that her friend's son passed away.  While I do not know the family directly, they have been on my mind ever since I learned of his passing yesterday.  It is so sad when a parent has to bury their child; it just doesn't seem the way things ought to go in this life.  It's certainly unfair.

I wanted to make a sympathy card for the family, yet still wanting it to be peaceful - not sad in its appearance.  I feel as though I accomplished that with the stamped image of an orchid plant (my brother would know EXACTLY which species of orchid this is; he's the expert).  The soft papers in the background are courtesy of Cosmo Cricket & K & Co..; glitter has "kissed" just a few of the flowers on the plant.

With Sympathy (Orchids)
With Sympathy (Orchids) - Detail
When a life so young like this passes, it just makes me think about my own life & all life in general.  Something my father used to say whispers into my ear at such times, how "we're only here for a visit."  So very true, & I suppose some of us have shorter stays than others in this life.

Enjoy your day - enjoy your dear ones & never wait until tomorrow to tell them you love them!

Cr8'ing peace today!

1 comment:

  1. Such wonderful card for such hard time. It's the perfect image. It's a perfect card for a hard time.
    Love n hugs