Wednesday, March 18, 2009
And I mean it! Your sweet words have meant so much to me. It has been one long week and we are finally starting to feel like our lives are back to normal...if you can call it that! I apologize for being gone so long! I can't believe it has been over a week since I have posted anything!
For those of you who are interested, the trip to Iowa and the funeral went well but we have received some more horrible news since. While we were there, Nick's aunt (who has been suffering from breast cancer) started having trouble breaking so they took her to the ER. They did some tests and found out that the cancer has taken over her bones, lungs, and stomach. She has 2 kids and a loving husband. I know that this is a really tough time for them so if you could say a little prayer or two for their family, I know they would appreciate it. Also, Nick's grandpa (the husband to his grandma who died) was having pains in his side and so the family decided to take him in to the hospital as well. After lots of testing and CAT scans they discovered that he too has cancer and it has spread throughout his body. He has it all over and does not want to receive treatment due to the fact that he knows he has Alzheimers and he misses his wife dearly. We know that he will be in pain as he waits out this long process but this is what he wants. If you could say a prayer for him as well, I know it would help. What this family needs the most right now is God's comfort and love. They are all hurting so much and I just hate seeing them struggle, my husband especially.
Anyway, this is a card I made forever ago but I wanted to share it with you. I used one of Jen del Muro's old Sketch For You To Try challenges. I also pulled out the adorable "Whatever Floats Your Boat" set from Gina K. I stamped the turtle, colored him in with my SU! markers, cut him out, and added some crystal effects for added dimension. I then popped him up on an oval cut with my nesties. I popped the entire oval up over the rest of the card and added my sentiment!
Well, again, I am not sure how often I will be able to post this next week because we are headed to the Dominican Republic on a missions trip. We are excited, yet very stressed about it. We are already feeling very behind and this trip is definitely not helping us much! :) I will try to schedule some posts but I am not sure how much I will be able to get finished! Either way, I hope you have a great week and I will post again when I get back!