Friday, August 13, 2010

Plenty of Sadness to Go Around

Yes, today there is lots of sadness in my heart. My dear friend Doris lost her battle with cancer Tuesday. It was long, and painful, and heart-wrenching, and I miss her. They will bury her tomorrow without me, because my daughter is moving in to college in the morning.

Yes, my oldest daughter is leaving home tomorrow. She will move into the dorms at Ole Miss. Tomorrow evening I will drive away and leave her. In Oxford. Alone. And my baby girl can't even come help us move, because she has to work.

So, my kids have most certainly grown into young ladies. It won't be long until I will be staring at an empty nest. Wow. Yes, there is plenty to be sad about this evening. And yet there is much to rejoice about: my dear friend is no longer suffering, my wonderful daughter is embarking on a great adventure, and my little girl is taking on more responsibilities as she grows up.

I'm reminding myself to be happy and enjoy life where I can. Tomorrow will be a good day!

I have some projects to share:

First. a digital page about my heart! My heart= my family. Using Fishbowl Designs' new kit called My Love, I made this page, using a picture of my dear hubby and two lovely daughters that was taken this summer. I especially love the Fishin' for Letters alphabet that looks like a bracelet.

Next three digi pages for Cookin' Up Creations' August digital sponsors, Designs by Krista and Bugaboo Stamps.

This first page shows Sarah with two of her sweet high school friends, right before graduation. The "sticker" is part of a cute stamp from Bugaboo called If Friends Were Flowers. I just put a white outline on it to make it look like a stamp.

This page is about my friend Doris, and is made with Krista's kit called Friends. I love the word art. I wish you could see it up close - it looks like stitching. I also used a free template by Amanda Heimann (blog)

This last page shows a beautiful picture that Mary Beth took of a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico...yes she took it after the oil spill. She was in Destin, which, at that time, was still clean and beautiful. And that rolled corner? I did it myself!

I also made a hybrid card using the Bugaboo Stamp and the Friends digi kit:

Can you tell that I layered two of the little girls together? It looks really cute in real life. The inside part finishes the sentiment (if friends were flowers...I'd pick you!).

Hope you enjoyed. Hope you have a good weekend. Heck, I hope I have a good weekend. Wish me luck tomorrow with the move-in.

Rest In Peace, Doris. I love you!

1 comment:

Christine said...

hugs Wanda. I dropped mine off and know how you feel!! Love your layouts. You still scrapping on paper too? Maybe come join us in Survivor on Tally. Miss ya!