Yesterday my daughter and son-in-law arrived home from their trip to Hawaii.... arrived in at 6.00am.... so last evening she arrived over to visit..... gifts in hand... for me, an amazing maple wood vase with beautiful leaves carved on it... and for her Dad ~
Today, however her and her hubby were back on a plane to fly to Christchurch as while they were away his aunt ( his Mother's twin sister) passed away. Heather had been suffering from cancer for some time, and although she was looking good at their wedding, she finally fell victim to this insidious disease. Her funeral was today.... I made a card to send to Rai ( Emma's MIL)
I pulled out my trusted Poppies and came up with this. I used distress inks and a blending tool to colour the petals, popping some of them up on mini dots. I used a glitter gel pen for the stems. In order to show case the Poppies, I made the card a DL size - tall and thin.
And speaking of sad things..... the news from Peter's sister in London is not good.. She suffered a seizure and stroke this week and the tumour on her brain has doubled in 10 days. She now only has a short time left.... it is so hard for her family here as they are so far away. She has said she doesn't want them to go over, but to remember her as she was....although her next youngest sister is there with her for which we are thankful. They are all so devastated as you can imagine.... having gone through this only 18 months ago. Only 2 1/2 months ago Helen ran the New York Marathon in 3 hours 40 mins.... Please keep her in your prayers.
Wishing you all a great week, and please tell your families how much you love them.