Friday, April 25, 2008

For My Sister

As I was putting the last gem on this card, the phone rang and it was my sister...which was perfect because the card is for her.

My sister is 6 years younger than I am. She's been through a lot in her young life and is going through yet another trial. She lives in Grand Bay, Alabama and after several hurricanes, rising insurance premiums and limited employment opportunities, she and her family are losing their home.

I wish I had some great words of comfort for her, but I'm at a loss. Mostly I just listen to her, reminder her that she's not alone in dealing with life's difficulties, tell her she's loved and pray for her. I want her to know that she's an amazing young woman and just the thought of her makes me smile. I'm so very proud of her. Her strength is an inspiration to me.

After all these years, my sister and I still truly enjoy each others company and have spent many an hour chatting, sharing, hanging out and shopping. She's a blondie and I'm a brunette and although I'm a "plain jane", my sister is a beauty. So, when I first came across this image from Rubber Romance at eP, it was a must have because it made me think of us. I sure do miss her right now.

Thanks for visiting today! Blessings ~Patti

Project Details
Stamps: Rubber Romance Girlfriends on a Bench, other
Paper: All Dressed up Mat Pack, SU! Green Galore & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Bliss Blue, Gable Green, Taken with Teal, So Saffron
Embellishments: bling, Lime Stickles, Sweet Treats ribbon from Michaels


Jamie Martin said...

Love your card and it will definately brighten your sisters day :)

stampmonkey said...

I just bought this stamp and have yet to use it (boy, does that sound I love what you did with it. The style, colors, ribbon, and coloring are all beautiful, and I'm sure it will bring a smile to your sister's face. Life can be really tough sometimes, but thankfully, the Lord brings others along side to help provide encouragement and lighten the load. You and your sister are blessed to have a friend in each other.

Paula said...

Sorry to hear about your sister. My sister lost her home too. It's very sad, because although a house is just brick and mortar, there are many memories wrapped up in your home. I will keep her and her family in my prayers. I'm sure she will appreciate the card. It's cute!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Adorable card Patti! Wonderful color combo, and I especially like all your details and bling. I hope your sister and her family are seeing where God works for good in all things...(Romans 8:28). I will be praying for them.

Love & friendship, Jules


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