Friday, November 8, 2013

This has been a sad year for us. We have lost seven people this year. Our next door neighbor passed away this morning. He lost his wife two years ago and I don't think he ever got over it. He is a close friend of my husbands and I dreaded telling hubby about the passing. Once when hubby went over to see him, he was looking at his wife's picture and had tears rolling down his face. He said everyday how much he missed her. Such a sad love story.

Today I am posting a Thanksgiving card made for our son and his family. Just a simple piece of patterned paper with a Stampin Up stamp and their burlap ribbon. The background is a Lifestyle craft embossing folder.   Be kind to each other. You never know how fast life can change.

I am going to post this card to for their cue word Brown.



Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda,So very sorry to hear you have lost a dear neighbour and it sounds as though he was struggling so much without his beloved wife,how very sad,but they are both reunited again now xx
This is a lovely card,a simple background which shows off the gorgeous colours of the Pheasant-they are such beautiful birds,we see a lot of them down at the stables and the colours on the feathers when the light catches them is just stunning.
Hugs to you my friend,Nessa xx

Cathy said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news, we do certainly need to make the most of every day. Your card is lovely, love the rich earthy colours and texture, Cathy x

Meghan said...

Fabulous card and a heartwarming story. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Melissa said...

So sorry to hear of all the loss in your life! Your neighbor sounds so much like my grandfather who passed away last year. He never stopped talking about Grandma who passed away about two years before he did. How could he not, though, when they'd been married for over 60 years?! Such a hard time in life!
I like this masculine card! The embossed pattern you paired with the pheasant and the burlap ribbon is such a great way to dress things up!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

OH Babs said...

Dear Brenda,
So sorry to hear of your sadness, but having a husband, sons and Grandkids is truly a blessing. I too have been married 46 years, have two sons and four wonderful grandkids. Wonderful memories are what gets us through the tough times and friends and cardmaking. I love the card and wish I still had the stamp.

Colleen said...

Loss is so hard for the ones left behind...but how joyful for your neighbor to once again be reunited with his love! Fabulous card for thanksgiving, Brenda!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your pheasant with the rayed embossing behind, Brenda! And well done entering it in the challenge!!

I'm so very sorry to hear about your neighbor, although God bless him, it sounds like he really wanted to be with his wife. I'm sorry for your DH. Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Beautiful post Brenda! So sorry for loss. How sad for your friend to be missing his wife so much. Now they can be together. Your card is beautiful too.