Wednesday, April 17, 2013
My Johnny Luv asked me to make a condolence card for a friend at work, who lost his wife to cancer Monday. Whenever I am asked to make a condolence card I always get in a dizzy, what if I say the wrong thing, what if it's to dark, what if it's to light, what if, what if, what if....
As I mentioned in my previous post, I wasn't sure how to proceed with this card so last night I prayed on it and this morning I woke up remember when my first husband, my beloved Robert died. I received many cards and I did appreciate them sort of. I was so lost in the dark when he passed, I grieved for sooo many years. But what I remember most is that people cared about Robert and that gave me comfort and the most important card I received was from a woman who was always making do and making ends meet. She had used the back of another card to pen in her elegant hand a verse from the psalms. I still have that bit of paper today and it still gives me comfort. I keep it in my recipe box and so I see it all the time, I read it, think of my beloved Robert with love and say a prayer for this kind . With this little push from the Holy Spirit, I decided that whatever I created would be enough.
So since this card is for a man, I didn't ad my usual 57,000 embellishments. I kept it simple and to the point and tried to incorporate messages of love into it.
The inside of the card, which I forgot to photograph in my rush to get it delivered was a scripture verse, Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." This is one of a number of lovely scriptures that Our Daily Bread Designs produces. Johnny and I chose this one together especially for his friend. I hope that this card brings him a little comfort. I emphasize so much with those who loose a spouse way too soon. (as if there is ever enough time).
Stamps Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 1
Spellbinders Elegant Rectangles
Making Memories Black & White 6x6 pad dp
Versafine black ink
Adirondack Sunshine Yellow Ink
Offray Satin Ribbon
Recollections yellow trim and resin flower