Hello friends. Hello crafters. Hello blogging world.
It's been a long hard road since my last post on December 23, 2015. Life has changed in such a dramatic way that a lot of times I still can't believe it's real. I never would have thought that taking my husband to the hospital on Christmas Day would forever change my/our lives forever.
He spent 23 days in the hospital for liver failure. 23 long days and nights. Lots of tears and a roller coaster of emotions during each one of those days. He was able to overcome what we thought were his last days and walked out of that hospital on January 16 to live with his godfather in hopes to get stronger. Unfortunately, his body was already too far gone and his liver was so damaged. On January 21, he was taken to Hospice as he was unresponsive. My boys and I made our way to Florida to be with him and to say our goodbyes. It was not in the cards to make it there before he took his last breath on January 22 at 3:19pm. It's a date and time that will forever my etched in my mind.
I buried my husband and the father to my two boys. He is missed and always in our hearts.
Days, weeks, and even a month has gone by since that day. We are learning how to live without him. We are getting use to our new normal. There are good days and bad days. Today is a good day.
I am back. I have missed crafting so much. This community is hands down one of the best communities to be a part of especially when you need them the most. I am so thankful for the calls, texts, messages, cards and every single prayer that I have felt since losing my husband.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
For my card today, I used the challenge at Sunday Stamps as my inspiration.
I used a new stamp and die set from Concord & 9th to create my card. I used the Floral & Flutter Bundle along with the Beautiful Bundle.
I used distress inks to bring the color to my card. The butterfly die cut is so beautiful and intricate. I do love everything about it and see it being used a lot in the future. The font of the word beautiful has to be one of the most beautiful fonts ever. If only I could write like that in my real life it would be amazing!
Head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team created and to join in on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon with more design team work and to share more of my love for card making.
Have a great day!