Thursday, December 26, 2013


Well I thought I was done posting Christmas cards but as I was going through my folders I found one I hadn't posted yet so I thought I would share it today.

Impression Obsession-- pines dies
Memory box -- Blooming Poinsettia die
Lilybee designs -- Jingle paper
Spellbinders -- Grommet tags dies
Diecut sentiment from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine
Making memories -- star brads

Quite a few of my family back in Michigan have been without power or water since last Saturday and are being told it won't be back until this coming Saturday, I know the workers have been out in the icy cold trying hard to get it all back up and running for them.  My Father in law was able to get his back on Christmas eve, but others have been without for some time.  I guess the hotels in the area that do have power are booked solid.

Today is the 1st anniversary of my Dad's passing, it has been a rough Christmas.  I think when one of your parents dies, like my mom did 11 years ago you put all your love into the remaining parent and get much closer, at least that was my case.  When you lose both of them it hurts like nothing I have felt before.  No one ever speaks of this so I thought I would share.  I am so thankful to know that he is no longer in pain and that he is with our Lord and Savior, singing his praises with my mother, I just miss them so much.

Sorry for ending this post like that, I guess I just needed to get it out.
Thanks for stopping by,


Joann said...

Such a pretty card. : ). It's a huge hole in your heart loosing parents. You are so right in the fact that they are now together and looking down on you so proud. Thanks you for sharing this difficult time, with us, I'm sure it's not been an easy time for you. Best wishes xx

Leslie Miller said...

A very pretty card, Connie. I simply must get a poinsettia die for next year. I understand about the loss of your parents. When my Mom died I felt set adrift, like I had no anchor. Aside from missing her, that was the most remarkable feeling and I wasn't expecting it. Thank goodnes you have a loving husband and children.

Greta said...

I love your card & your post could have been written by me. Christmas was the 4th anniversary of my dad going to heaven. Even though I know he's with my mom who's been there many years, I still fight the sadness of not having him with me.

Kat said...

HI Connie this one is very very pretty. I love it very very much!