To everything, there is a season
And a time to every purpose under Heaven . . .
Ecclesiastes ch 4
Dear friends and visitors,
My mother has died : ( and I am once again dealing with grief; while also learning some important life lessons in this mean time.
It was in April that I decided I better get myself to Colorado and be with mom & dad.
I spent the entire month of May with them and I'm so so glad I had that opportunity. We celebrated her birthday (3 different party's! : ) and also spent Memorial Day together. I was able to 'work from home' at their place so I had lots of time with them. We created some wonderful memories which I will cherish always~
In May, Mom seemed to be rebounding and doing pretty well - -so what a shock/surprise it was to us to lose her suddenly in mid-July. (insert broken-heart here)
I of course went back to Colorado for her funeral services and have since returned home to Montana.
I often fail in the "thank you" department dear friends - but PLEASE know I really truly appreciate your love and support~
Sometimes we learn to 'grow; under the load' - that is to say, we learn from difficulty and actually grow in grace and character because of it. Even while 'in' it.
I hope that will be me~
I also hope my love and passion for crafting and creating will return again and the ideas and excitement for it will once again flow : )
I'm including a card I created a few months back, for a very dear friend; using a beautiful image from Suzi @ Etsy's:
I will be offering this photo @ Wen's blog http://appleapricot.blogspot.com/
for submission in her monthly Link Up "Simply Neutral Tuesday"
I'm snitching a bit of color into this 'mostly neutral' party; but I'm hoping that's ok : ) <3
PLEASE take a moment to view her beautiful blog and all lthe lovely 'Neutral' entries~
The image was trimmed with antique-edged scissors and white paint.
Here is another view with white background~
I'm beginning to feel like the "downer blog" !!?? Sigh* With much in the way of sad news.
It seems as though I start to get 'back on my feet' and something else happens to bring pain and heartache.
But I'm still determined God WILL see me through and I will have much happy things to report as time goes on! <3 One happy thing for me is that Summer is still very much here in MT; and I'm enjoying flip-flop weather! Lot's of sunshine and even hot days.
And if my creativity will find it's way home, I will welcome it with open arms : )
Wishing you much love and hopes for continued beautiful weather!