Happy Friday!!! Welcome to another weekly Bloggers Challenge. This weeks challenge was to create something with a BIRTHDAY THEME! I have been wanting to try this PYRAMID technique sine the JUNE/JULY TECHNIQUE JUNKIES newsletter came out. I even had it started, but set it aside to stamp other things.
Stamps - Shady Daisy Backgrounder by CHF, Alphaboxes Digis available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock & Ink - Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Whisper White, Wassail DP
Other - Black Prismacolor Pencil, Scallop Edge punch, Dew Drops, Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend. Be sure to click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other Challenge Members created this week.
In Memory to those we haven't met yet...
Since this week's Bloggers Challenge is a BIRTHDAY THEME, I thought this would be a good time to share this...
Many of you may not know, but I had lost a baby in November 2003. This happened a week after my dearest grandpa had passed away and I really struggled at this time after losing someone who was so close to me. At the time, I felt like my pregnancy was a gift from GOD and I had felt like the baby was a boy, so I could name him after my dear Grandfather - Andrew Paul. When I lost this baby, I was confused, angry, hurt and didn't fully understand God's plan. A few months later, I ended up pregnant with our sweet daughter Sarah Elisabeth. I just love her to peices and while I will always remember Andrew, I am so thankful for Sarah.
I share this in memory of Andrew...
This week my dear friend Jennifer shared this with a group of her friends (me included) and I wanted to share it with you with her permission...
From my friend Jennifer-
I would like to share this with you because I love you. I used to not think too much when someone said, "Yeah, we miscarried." My first thought was, "oh, I'm sorry; maybe next time as it's all in God's plan." Not trying to be insensitive, but not really giving much thought to that life and the time that was even more fleeting than our own not to mention the hurt, confusion and anger that is felt in the parents.Now that Tim and I are traveling that road of Grieving after a Miscarriage, I want to apologize to my Father for not stopping to recognize His creation; to my sisters who have lost and are navigating their way to healing; and to my brothers who have lost and are also trying to find healing as well as minister to their wives.http://www.focusonthefamily.com/downloads/heartlink/pdf/permissiontogrieve.pdf
This is found on Focus on the Family's website. It's called Permission to Grieve--Finding Healing and Hope after Miscarriage.I pray that you will find healing and one day be able to say "It is well with my soul." Sidney, we'll see you soon--love, Mom and Dad.
If you are on Facebook - there is a Miscarraige Awareness group.
Please post here as your tribute to those we have loved and lost and will some day get to meet in Heaven.
Because Of Jesus' Love,