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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Elegant Condolences.

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


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  3. So beautiful and very appropriate. Love the colors and the verse and sentiment are both perfect. Gorgeousw papers and I love the die cut! I'm sure he really appreciates it.