Sam’s fight with colon cancer started 2 months before my fight with breast cancer began. Sam and I are the same age, we grew up together one street apart and championed each other during our battles. Sadly, Sam lost his fight with cancer yesterday…
Life is fragile and you never know when your time is up! Let go of your anger, let go of the grudges, forgive those who have wronged you and live from a place of happiness and love. Give freely from your heart, help those less fortunate and always, ALWAYS count your blessings.
Greet the world with a smile and kindness; you never know what burdens another human has and your simple gesture could have a huge impact on them.
Listen more, talk less. Love, don’t fight.
Live your lives fully, do not be idle. Fill it with family, friends and good deeds. Volunteer your time and teach your children to do the same. Work to live, not the other way around. Follow your dreams and never give up.
Be the example!
And I can hear you callin’ my name
Your healing hands smooth away the pain
And I can hear you whisperin’ it’ll be alright
You’ll stay until the night breaks into day
You are my light in the dark
You stand beside me
You take my hand, show the way
You’re here to guide me
You give me the strength, that I need
You give me shelter
You gave me life, you give me love
You are my Mother
I consider myself quite lucky to have the relationship with my mother that I do. Now that we’re passed the drama filled days of my youth, I’m able to enjoy a strong friendship with my mom that is unique to mothers and daughters. And its that connection that continued to give me strength through one of the toughest periods of my life. It wasn’t easy for my mom to watch me battle cancer, but she never failed to be there for me when I needed her.
What better way to show my mom how much I love her, then with a handmade card! That’s another great thing about moms; they LOVE handmade stuff from their kids…no matter how old they are!
Mother’s Day also gave me a chance to get back into my craft room and continue to get reacquainted with all my toys
What I Used:
Stampin’ Up ‘Wonderful Mother’ stamp set
Stampin’ Up ‘Creative Elements’ stamp set
Stampin’ Up ‘Rue Des Fleurs’ stamp set
Stampin’ Up Gumball Green ink
Stampin’ Up thread
Zag Color Markers
Cutmates Paper by WorldWin
Sizzix Texture Plate
Stickles – blue