Moms

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There are lots of kinds of moms. Big moms and little moms. Good-cook moms and microwave moms. Moms who like to play and too-busy moms. Moms who tell bedtime stories and give lots of hugs. Moms who don’t. Moms who make sure you practice the piano and moms who don’t care.

I hope you have/had a kind mom.

Anyway, for right now, I will pretend I am your mom and say, “I will love you forever! You are so precious! I’m so glad you are mine!”

Going Home?

Today’s Envelope Art…

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Will you be home for Christmas?
I hope so.
If not,
just know that you are loved.
God is love and you have a home in His heart.
And you can have a literal home with Him…

“Let not your heart be troubled;
You believe in God,
believe also in Me.
In My Father’s house
are many mansions;
If it were not so,

I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again
and receive you to Myself
that where I am
there you may be also.
And where I go you know,
and the way you know.”
Thomas said to Him,
“Lord we do not know where You are going,
and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him,
“I am the way, the truth,
and the life.
No one comes to the Father
except through Me.”

John 14:1-6

See The Invitation.

Thank You, Hospice

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I made this card for a dedicated group of people who made a huge difference in my family’s life for over two months. The Hospice team was physically present, they were kind, patient, knowledgeable, understanding, supportive and loving.

They made all the difference for us in a challenging and sad period of time.

Words truly cannot express our gratitude.

Many Thanks

When I say many thanks, here, I mean two things. First of all I needed to thank many people, and secondly, I made many cards. I had some fun with my Tombow dual brush markers and you can see by the marks on my desk pad that I made a bunch of cards. I made 30 all alike, then the one at the bottom, separately.

The 30 cards were for 30 amazing people who showed up on a hot Sunday morning to do yard work for my Dad who lives next door. He and I had been caring for my mom, and he had been unable to keep up with the yard. The people brought chain saws, a tractor, loppers, a four wheeler to haul a trailer, clippers, shovels, and other tools. The amount of work that they accomplished was phenomenal. Words cannot really express how much what they did was appreciated.

The lower card was made for a special friend of mine in appreciation for some lovely gifts. This is a new friend who I have not even yet met in person! We became friends due to God-arranged unique circumstances. Thanks to texting, we are getting to know each other and look forward to meeting face to face in November.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Lightning struck our internet tower the day before Father’s Day. So I wasn’t able to post this until today. But that’s OK because today is my Dad’s birthday. Below is Father’s Day card that I made for him.

Step 1:

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Step 2:

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Final:

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Let me say that my dad is an amazing man! I have really enjoyed living next door to him these past three-plus years. We have a lot of similar interests and working with him is fun and a learning experience. He is wise, practical, a problem solver, and a man of many excellent abilities. God gave me an amazing gift when he gave me my Dad.