Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Honeymooner's are home..... bearing gifts!

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 ~
this wonderful wind chime.... It is just incredible.  Plus she had visit the Dole pineapple factory and brought us home two lovely boxes of chocolate covered pineapple...

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)
Poppy Sympathy

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.

12 comments:

Linda aka Oz said...

Life is a cycle and it must not stop moving. As hard as it is, it is important to remain in movement. Life is good, even when you can see the end of it. Take a deeper breath and know that you gave love and they knew it.

Linda aka Oz

paula said...

Hi Dawn, I am both sadden & happy for you. Happy that your dd & dsil are back. But saddened by the other news. Remember I'm thinking of you all & sending (slightly soggy) hugs across the ditch xoxoxoxoxoxo

Barb said...

I just have to say that what Linda wrote is so true and so beautiful. She sure has a way with words. Your card is just beautiful, Dawn. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. I will keep you and your whole family in my prayers now. It's nice to hear your daughter and son-in-law are home safe. Love and hugs to you, my friend!

Sue said...

Insidious it is Dawn, and your SIL is doing the right thing in saying she would not like you to see her like this, and as hard as it is for you all, her wishes have to be respected.
You know no words are ever sufficient, but know that all of us will be here, some closer than others but all with the same CARING thoughts. Try and be strong Peter will need you to be soon.
Your card is beautiful.
Smiles:)

Nancy said...

I will be praying for you and your family, Dawn. Having loved ones leave us is part of life but knowing that doesn't make it any easier to experience. I lost an old friend this week, she too had a brain tumor.
Thank God we can find peace in our card making and make something that will touch a hurting heart. Your card is just that, so beautiful and I'm sure it will bring a measure of comfort to Emma's MIL.
I am always so touched and impressed by your sweet and caring ways, Dawn, may God bless you really good today!
hugs!

AnitaRex said...

Oh Dawn what a hard week. Thinking of you and your family. What a beautiful card, I love it in blue! I really like the textured cardstock too! :> :>

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Dawn,
Your card is gorgeous and I love the color. I am praying for you and your family. God bless you and thank you for all the sweet comments that you leave on my blog. Hugs to you.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Dawn! I am struck by how the wheel of life keeps turning. So sorry for your family's loss. The card you made is truly beautiful. I love the subtle color changes in those poppies!

Violets Corner said...

The card is very beautiful.

You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Warm hugs
Maarit

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card, Dawn! Congrats on the HA tweet!
Sending you and your family hugs and prayers at this difficult time. Take good care...

Tiffany said...

Ah...that is so, so sad that you all saw her just at the wedding and now she has passed. So heartbreaking, the card is very lovely and thoughtful!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful poppies card. Love the wind chimes too. Prayers and thoughts for you and the family.