Sunday, September 25, 2016

May the Lord be Gracious and Give You Peace

Good morning...I'm here to share a simple sympathy card that pretty well sums up where my life is at right now - and how grateful I am for the peace that passes understanding...

I made this card for the family of a wonderful gentleman who passed away this last week -  yesterday was the memorial service. Night before last our small community went through what seems to be happening so often, and yet no one can make sense of - a shooting at our local mall that left 5 dead, and too many more with lives changed forever. And finally, yesterday evening, my Grandma passed away at the age of 102. The sentiment on this card is perfect for each and every one of these situations...

Here is my Grandma with my family a little over 2 years ago when we were blessed to celebrate her 100th birthday with her:

She was an amazing woman, who loved the Lord and wasn't afraid to tell anyone about it. She had more pluck than any woman I know half her age, and until the past several days was both the oldest AND healthiest resident in the nursing home she was staying in! We often referred to her as "ninja grandma" - her reflexes seemed to never slow down. She adored cherries and strawberries for as long as I can remember - and we often brought her chocolate covered cherries from Trader Joe's. Then we would laugh as she talked about trying to hide them because everyone who saw them wanted one and she didn't want to share! She will be missed, but we are also so happy that she finally got her wish to join my Grandpa and the Lord in heaven.

I used some soft pattern paper to back Leaves Cover Panel Die, then cut a frame with Circles and Scallops Die Set. Finished with a new favorite sympathy sentiment from The Lords Strength. A few enamel dots and some ivory jute twine finish this off soft and simple.

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  1. I am sorry for ur loss and it is sad the violence that is spreading in the community.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of you loss Heather.
    I am in BC and heard about that right away, it was scary and sad and senseless.
    Prayers lifted for calm and Peace.

  3. I am glad to hear that someone is under arrest for that attack, I hope that brings some peace to the community.

  4. I'm sorry for your loss and the loss for your community!

  5. You look so much like your grandmother, so fortunate to have had all those years to share. I am a grandma so I know just how much you loved each other.

  6. I am so sorry to read your sad news. My grandma has been gone for 25 years and I miss her to this day.

  7. Nice post and a beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment. May you have peace at this time.

  8. First off your card is beautiful, what gorgeous colors and just a perfect sympathy card.
    Secondly I'm so sorry for what happened in community what a scary thing and SO very sorry for the loss of your grandmother.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss! What a rough week....the sentiment on your card is just perfect though.

  10. What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. Your stories about her made me smile. Sorry for the loss in your community. Just so sad. Beautiful card, colors and Amen to the sentiment.