Saturday, November 7, 2009

A CUTIE AND A SAD STORY.............

Hi there friends! Hope you are having a FABULOUS weekend!! As promised, I am here with a CUTIE for you!! However, I have a bit of a SAD story to go with it!! So.....if you are not into reading anything personal? Reader beware, for this post will be a BIT of that, for sure! I am NOT sure where I will go with this!! You know me and gabbing!!!

When I first got back into stamping again, one of the first girls I encountered here online, was Sarah Anderson. She was SUPER kind to me and we even swapped creations and images!! Now, I am sure you ALL have heard by this time, the TRAGEDY that has befallen the TALENTED, SWEET Sarah and her family. If you are NOT familiar with their SAD, SAD story; let me just say that it's HARD for me to explain!! Her HORRIBLE loss effects me STILL!! Not just because I know her? BUT......because I have children of my own!! As a mother, I believe this hits home, more than it would for most!! Sarah and her dear family lost their 3yr old son, Henry, on 11/2/09!! He was overtaken by a virus, that his LITTLE body could not fight!! I have tears....just telling you about it!! I couldn't believe my eyes, when I read this!! 3 years old?! My twins are all but 2 and a half!!! You have seen my pics!! Heck....MY son is at the top of my blog RIGHT now!!! I mean.....SERIOUSLY!! My heart is SO heavy for this family! I can't even BEGIN to imagine the sorrow they are going thru!! I must tell you.....THIS is ONE of the reasons....I ALWAYS say....ENJOY LIFE!!! This has happened right after we learned our neighbor, down the street, passed away SUDDENLY!!! She was the LOVING mother of 2 and was ONLY 36!!! ..... My friends? ....I am ONLY 38!!! WOW!!! The poor woman had an aneurysm(sure that is butchered!) and never saw it coming!! Although, who is to say that MAY not be best. However, it REALLY makes you appreciate your life and those in it!! That being said though, I try and appreciate that EVERY day!!! Anyway, I have ALWAYS done this, but, now do it MORE......I pray for the health of my children!! In today's world? Sarah's story has SO re-inforced that!!! I am SO sorry...I am babbling!!
I will say this.........hold you friends and loved ones CLOSE!!!! I am sure you will understand, when I say, hold your children even CLOSER!!! Sarah......I can honestly say I feel for you and your family and pray for your sorrow to ease!! I am SO sorry for the loss of your sweet, sweet boy!!!
OK, I am sorry.....I could go on and on!!! Thank you for letting me get that out!!! I wasn't sure what I was even going to type, for I had SO much emotion in me, over this!!! In honor of SWEET Henry, Melissa at PINK CAT STUDIO, has released a Digi image called Giraffe & Monkey, to raise money in his honor!! They are wanting to raise money for a tree to be planted, in his name!! The key? They want to have the tree planted in the zoo, where Henry LOVED to visit!! Isn't that AWESOME??!!! Even if you are NOT used to creating with Digi's I hope you will go to the PINK CAT STUDIO and purchase one to help Sarah and her family!!! I know there is another site, who is doing something as well, and I will check on that and get back to you on it!! Until then......thanks again and here is my creation......FOR HENRY!!! ENJOY LIFE!!!


**Click on this to see it a BIT better!!! I LOVE the sparkly DP!!!

7 comments:

Danni said...

Your card turned out so cute. It is just so sad, and my heart breaks every time I think of their family.

Cassie said...

this is so cute jacquie! a beautiful post, beautiful card! miss ya girl!!

~*Joni said...

Oh Jacquie, I haven't stopped thinking about this tragedy. As a mom I feel the shock and sadness that comes when life deals an unexpected blow. I am sure the emptiness that she feels is beyond words. :( I love this digi that Melissa made for Henry, it captures a 3yo's spirit and sweetness with something that he loved most. Thank you for letting your emotions go, I needed that!
hugs~

Tasha said...

Oh Jacquie - you made me cry. This is so sad and i too really feel for this family. my daughter has just turned three and i can not even bring myself to think about how i would feel! I just cant.
Your card is beautiful, i oove the layout and the colours. The digi is a 3yr olds dream isnt it? My Millie would love it
love tasha xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a cute card and what a wonderful idea to plant a tree in the zoo... My heart and prayers go out to his family. I have always said to live each day as if it were your last and now it really does hit home. There is nothing as horrible as a mother having to bury a child...
take care my friend... and give those children of yours lots of hugs!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jacquie. you did a wonderful job on this. So sad isn't it...I made one today too b/c this story just breaks my heart.

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh MY Jacquie... Such sad sad news, this is terrible, I can't even grasp this idea. It makes me so thankful for what I do have. That poor poor family, I just don't even know what to say. I'm praying for them, and see what I can do to help with the tree planting as well.
Thank you for sharing this. Oh man, I'm just stunned!... oh, and your card is absolutely adorable, what a PERFECT card!
Hugs
Lynda