Friday, March 30, 2012

For My Friend

Last week, a friend of mine, a stamping sister and sideline SU demonstrator, lost her battle with cancer.  I am still dumbfounded, because we had just had lunch together a couple weeks prior, and were making plans for Convention and to get together for brainstorming project ideas for our customer friends.  My heart breaks for her two teenage sons, as well as her husband.

This card was sent to her family with a personal message inside.  I'd like to tell her sons how much their mom loved them, and some of the funny stories she told about them in stamp club  when I see them. She loved her boys so much!

More bad news; my father is back in the hospital. The infection has reappeared, and this time it's around the stent holding together his abdominal aortic aneurism.  They're pulling out the heavy artillery to try to knock the infection down.  He says his appetite is still good, so I hope he can keep putting on some weight, despite the hospital food.

And, since bad news seems to come in threes, my cousin's daughter Rayanna, who has been fighting leukemia so bravely for the last five of her eight year life, is in the ICU with a brain infection.  They have never been able to get her well, despite the perfect-match bone marrow transplant. It's been one thing after another after another, and I'm really afraid this might be the last straw. Her little body just can't take any more.

So, dear visitors, I am sorry to be a Debbie Downer today, but it's really hard for me to put on a happy face. If you're the praying type, please keep Cindy Ring's family, my dad, and Rayanna in your prayers. They all could really use it.

Stamp: Loving Thoughts
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Mocha Morning DSP, Crumb Cake DSP (retired Hostess Pack)
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede
Accessories: Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, i" Square Punch (cut banner ends), Stampin' Sponges


  1. I am so sorry to hear about all of the illness and loss going on around you. Your card is absolutely lovely, and I hope that you won't need to make anymore like it for a very long time. Big hugs to you, and prayers of recovery for all.

  2. (((((((Cindy))))))) I'm so sorry sweetie. I can't imagine how you are holding up under all this. Prayers for everyone and especially you. I know how awful it is when a parent is sick and you can't do anything but love them. I remember your posts about Rayanna, and was hoping she was all better.

  3. This is a lovely tribute to your friend. So sad for all these families (and yours). Prayers are with you all. Hugs.

  4. Gorgeous card, Cindy. Elegant and the color combination is perfect.
    My thoughts and prayers will certainly be with you and your loved ones. (hugs)

  5. I'm sorry for hearing about all those troubles. I will certainly add you and your circle to my prayers.

  6. So Sorry for your lose and ills befalling your family. I pray the Lord's comfort and grace upon you and yours. God Bless, let go and let God.
    Cheryl McAskill

  7. So sorry for all your sadness. Your card is a beautiful tribute to your friend

  8. So much sadness, Cindy...I'm so sorry for your friends and family. Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way.

  9. My heart feels for you - this seems like a real testament to you and your extended friends and family's ability to be brave!

    Will pray for all, and blessed be!


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