Saturday, February 26, 2011

Heavy Heart

I'm writing this post tonight with a heavy heart. I found out that a good friend and co-worker has lost her son. I've worked with her for more than 25 years. Her son was in the Army, has since come home from serving in Iraq and been doing really well. We were all at a party last weekend for her 60th, surprise birthday party, which her three kids planned so perfectly for her.

After hearing the news, I wanted to do something, so I've made her a sympathy card. This is the most difficult one I've ever had to make. My heart aches for her and her family.



Thank you for coming by. Please give a hug to those you love. . . . .life can be so short. . . . .

42 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh Barb, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and their family. I will certainly lift them up in prayer. It is the wrong life order to bury a child. I am sure your friend will really appreciate your thoughts.

Joy said...

Oh Barb, how sad, I am so sorry to hear this awful news..thinking of them all and you my sweet friend. Hoping that this beautiful card eases their pain just a little..sending hugs your way!

Suzanne C said...

Barb I am so sorry.. That is terrible and I feel for your friend and family. Prayers and hugs. Your card is beautiful and will show you are thinking of her and her family.

Nancy said...

What sad news...I'm so sorry. I know your card will convey your feelings of care and concern for your hurting friend, it's clear to see how much love you put into it, it's lovely! Sending prayers and hugs your way, sweet friend.

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I am so so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family as well as to you. Your sympathy card is simply beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Oh Barb! I am so terribly sorry to hear this! Very sad, I can't imagine losing our children, most devastating! Hope your beautiful card will provide her with comfort and support through this difficult time!

Sue said...

When it is close to home it hits hard, I have heard so much sad news this week, there are many heavy hearts out there. I feel for you Barb, and you know yourself that words do not seem to cover all that you would like to say to comfort the person who is going through such a dreadful time.
All you can do is let her know you are there for her for support or a shoulder to cry on.
Friends are so important.
The card you have made will lift her spirits even though it may only be for a short time.
Sue

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear this Barb. Sending prayers. Your card is gorgeous. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

maryse n. said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's son. Beautiful card! I'm sure she will appreciate it.

Brenda said...

Hi Bard, I am so sorry about this awful, sad news! My thoughts are with you and your friend and her family! Your card will most definitely go some way to show how much you care! (Take care of yourself Barb!)

Dawn said...

Oh Barb,... there is nothing sadder than a mother having to grieve for a child.... this is just the saddest of news to cope with. As many of the others have said, all you can do is let her know you care and are there for what ever she needs... your card expresses this perfectly. Prayers for her and her family and to you too my friend.

Sanne said...

How sad.... I´m sure she will appreciate your card Barb - thoughts Sanne

Nancy said...

Such a sad story, Barb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. I am sure that your lovely card will be greatly appreciated. Take care, and thank you for such sweet comments on my blog.

Dotty Jo said...

That's so sad Barb. Your card is beautiful and will mean alot to your friend at this sad time. Jo x

paula said...

Barb I am so sorry for your friend's loss. I hope that you are ok as well. Know that I am thinking of you & your friend xoxoxoxo

joy said...

Losing a child is the most difficult thing of all, I think. So sorry to hear this.

Your card is beautiful; she will appreciate it so much.

CinnamonSally said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Barb, I am thinking of you and your friend and family. Hugs Sallyx

Anne said...

So sorry to hear the very sad news Barb- thinking of you and your friends family. I'm sure your friend will appreciate this beautiful card you made for her.

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh what a tragic news. Your card is amazing Barb, no doubt it will touch your friend's heart!

Hugs ~

Virginia L. said...

I'm SO sad to hear this tragic news about your friend!! It is indeed, VERY difficult to console someone this special...my heart goes out to the family. I am sure this card will be appreciated during such a difficult time! Thank you also for visiting my blog while I was away. I think of you often and would have LOVED it if you were there to meet me along with Lin! xoxo

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will pray for your friend and her family.

Clare said...

My thoughts are with you and your friends family - how sad! Big hugs!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

I m so sorry to hear about ur friend's son dear.
Lovely card.

Robin K. said...

My thoughts are with you and your friend Barb. It's never easy to create sympathy cards and you've done a wonderful job. I'm sure it's quiet beauty will bring some comfort to your friend. And thanks you for the reminder to show our loved ones how much we care about them. Hugs, Robin

Sharon D from Canada said...

I am so very sorry, Barb. Sending you big hugs!
You've done a lovely job on this card.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, my hearts goes out to your friend and you. Sending you hugs.

sideoats + scribbles said...

So sorry to hear about this, Barb. Sending you a big HUGE hug ---> HUG!

Sympathy cards are just the hardest to make. The last one I made I had tears rolling down my cheeks. This card is just simply beautiful.

More hugs,
Lisa

Simone said...

Oh Barb I am so sorry to hear about your friend's son. My heart goes out to her and her family and also you. Sending you big hugs xox

Deirdre said...

Oh Barb, so sorry to read this. Hugs to you at this time. My heart goes out to you all. Hugs, hugs, hugs, Deirdre

Nat said...

so very sad to read your post Barb, life is so short and our time here is precious. Your card is very soothing and I am sure it will be a comfort to the family. hugs, Nat

Jacqueline said...

That must have been so hard for you Barb but I think your card reflects your heart for her at this time. Hugs to you.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's son. I will keep your friend and her family (and you) in my prayers. I know your friend will appreciate this card very much. Sending you hugs.

Rosemary said...

so sorry to hear about your friend's loss! what a beautiful card you created for her!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Barb I am so sorry to hear of this situation with your friend. You and your friend are in my prayers sweetie. Your a great friend I am sure and I am sure that she will love your card. Hugs.

ivy said...

sympathy cards are always hard to do...you've made one here that is elegant and will surely provide comfort to your friend.

susanne said...

So sad Barb ... heartbreaking. Your card is lovely, I can see that it is filled with love!

mimijudy1975 said...

Barb, I feel so sorry for you as you watch your friend and her family grieving.I know what you mean when you never forget to tell your loved ones you love them. May your friend feel your comfort and know that you will be there for her. God Bless her family and her son also .
Your beautiful card will let her know how caring you are.
I'll pray that you will be comforted .

AnitaRex said...

Barb I am so sorry for your friend. I know that this must hit home since you know her so well. I can't imagine how she feels and what she is going through. Your card is beautiful and I hope that it brings her comfort. Thinking of you.

donna mikasa said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's son's passing. Life is indeed too short. I'm sure your card brought her lots of comfort--it's perfect! Sending you hugs.

Michelle said...

My prayers are with your friend and her family. I'm sure your beautiful card will comfort her.

Heather Maria said...

Oh Barb, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's son. I can only imagine how devastated she must be. Your card is so beautiful, I'm sure your friend must have really appreciated it.

KC said...

Barb - Sorry to hear about your friend's son. I cannot imagine how tough that would be.

I used your card idea to make a card. I really like how mine turned out. What I like about your card is the shadow type affect. What colors and kind of brown inks did you use if your remember.

Thanks.