Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Heartfelt Thank You

Good morning.

I wanted to let all of you know how very much I appreciate your comments, well wishes, condolences, hugs and love. I wish I could put into words what it has meant to me. Here, in the blogging world and on Flickr, there is such an amazing group of ladies. You've all touched my heart and made it easier for me to get through this difficult time in my life. I am so grateful for this crafting hobby of ours, for so many different reasons. I know you all understand what I mean. It is such a gift!

I've made a card to show you all how I feel about your thoughtfulness. I so appreciate each and every one of you!


When I saw Vicky's card and the way she had cut the edge of the card with her flower shape, I knew I wanted to try the same thing with the Hero Arts Silhouette Ivy stamp. I like the way it turned out and hope you all like it too!

As for how I'm doing....I'm okay. My mom's funeral was just beautiful. Exactly what she would've wanted. All 13 grandchildren took part in the mass in one way or another. She would've LOVED that! The closeness we all share is such a blessing! Out of 25 of us, there is only one (grandson) who lives far away from Minnesota. That in itself is so rare these days. We will be here for each other in the weeks and months to come. It's so wonderful to have that support.

I start back to work later this morning and am actually looking forward to it. My co-workers are people that I love to be with everyday. They make me laugh and are just a joy in my life.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and once again, thank you all for sending me your thoughts, prayers and hugs!

25 comments:

Joy said...

Barb, what sweet comments, I know myself that I wanted to let you know that I was there for you and I think that you know that, your card is gorgeous, thank you for creating something so beautiful.

I am so pleased to see you back again, creating.

Hope work goes well and I am sure that your co workers will be as supportive as everyone else.

Your Mum is with you today and she will be forever.

Hugs sweet friend.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Barb, Your card is gorgeous--thank your for sharing your feelings and this card. I am also happy to see you back again. I was missing you last week and didn't find out that your Mom passed away until yesterday (7/7). I read about her passing away on the Flickr thread yesterday morning. My heart goes out to you and I have you in my prayers. Take care and God bless.
Hugs to you.

Lin said...

Your card is lovely, Barb, conveying exactly what you felt.....so glad to hear that you are coping so well. More hugs!

Heather Maria said...

Wow gorgeous card Barb! Love the background and the pop of the colourful butterfly. The cut out border looks amazing. Take care and hugs!

Virginia L. said...

So glad that you post in your blog again!! What a beauty you created! I loved Vicky's card and you just made one all of your own. All that cutting was worth it ....I love all the stunning details and background. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. It's just not the same without you in this Flcikr group! You are terribly missed and I hope you are healing.... Remember we/you are not alone :)

alexandra s.m. said...

How good it is to hear from you.
It warms my heart to know you are well surrounded with people you love.
Your card is gorgeous ;-)

hugs~

Linda said...

Oh Barb, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I checked into flikr today after a long absense and was immediately drawn to your card. However, when I clicked on it and read your post, I knew I had to come over here and express my sympathy. I'm am so sorry for your loss. My Dad passed away 12 years ago so I feel your pain. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

ivy said...

good to hear you have family & friends that are comforting you during this time. work will keep your mind off a little bit & i am sure you have lots of people at work who will be there for you. hugs.......

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card, Barb! So good to see you posting, again! You will continue to be in everyone's thoughts during this time. It is so wonderful that your family is so close to one another... that is something to really treasure. The fact that you are is a real testament to your mom and her legacy! Hugs, friend!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful and so stunning Barb!! I love the leaves being the side seam for the card, great design! I'm so glad that you have such supportive co-workers and they are considered our families, aren't they? We spend so much time at work as well that they truly are our support system!

Nancy said...

Love your sweet card, Barb. You are always so sweet and thoughtful, that I know someone will be watching over you in your time of need. That's seems to be the way it works. I hope you are feeling some relief to know that so many of us appreciate you. Hope each day brings more sunshine in your life. Thinking of you. Nancy

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card and the way you did the ivy is wonderful! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so sorry for your loss, it is great to have such friends in such difficult times...I hope your weekend is fantastic!

enjoy *~*

Dawn said...

Barb - your card is perfect and it expresses your thoughts perfectly. I am just glad that we were all able to let you know we cared... even if we have never physically meet...you are a friend and friends need support when sad things happen in their lives. Will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts. I loved that all your Mum's grandchildren took part in her mass... when my hubby's mother passed away we did the same thing.... all the grandchildren took part someway in her mass. It is so special.
May each day get better...

Mandy said...

Hi Barb,
My sincere condolence for your lost !
I am glad to see your new cards again.

best regards,

O'funkimigo

trinharrieta said...

Thank you for sharing with us during such a difficult time, Barb. It's wonderful that most of your family are close by. You will be able to draw strength from each other. Your card is beautiful and I'm glad to see one of your lovely cards again.

scrappin.bari said...

Such a lovely card, Barb! Still thinking of you and glad you have the support of family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time of life. Hugs, Linda W.

Simone said...

Your card is beautiful Barb! The silhouette ivy edge is gorgeous. It's great to see your cards again and that you have a strong support system in your friends and family. You are still in my thoughts. Big hugs xox

Jenny said...

What a great card Barb, love love love this!! :) :) :) :) :) have a great weekend!!! Hope your doing ok. My thoughts are with you.

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Your card is gorgeous Barb! I'm so glad you have such great family and friends to help you through this difficult time. I'm still thinking about you. Sending hugs.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a beautiful card Barb, love how you have the ivy growing up the side edge. So glad you have your family round you at this time. Thinking of you.
Hugs
Sally

Nancy said...

Hi Barb, your card is a beautiful example of your lovely talent! What a blessing that you are surrounded by loved ones and that you will have the support of family and friends in the days ahead.
I'm sending hugs and love your way...
bless you,
nancy

Jennifer said...

Oh Barb...I haven't been on flickr for weeks but for brief moments and saw the post, I had to come over here to tell you that my heart goes out to you...I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It was good to hear that you have so many loved ones around you and that each of you are comforted and supported. Your mother would be so happy to see that - I know mothers have joy unspeakable when all of their children are loving and taking care of one another. My thoughts and prayers will continue. God bless you.
Big hugs,
Jenny F.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Beautiful card. Hugs and prayers to you. I am glad your family was there together to celebrate in your mother's life.

Monika Reeck said...

hi Barb I am so sorry just stopping by to your Blog since I am doing a job on the office it is not so easy to follow up all the ladies on HA blogs so sorry...I love your leaves and this is really ADORABLE card...happy that you are on HA Hostess too...hugs...your Monika