I have made friends with a lovely lady in Cumbria. I got 'chatting' with her through the Craftrak site - (I've made some lovely friends through the site) and often 'chat' via e-mail. Recently, she told me that her daughter has MS. In fact my friend is in the process of moving house to be nearer to her.
Anyway, she happened to mention that her daughter had been feeling a bit down as she had very recently developed a new symptom caused by the MS. She is only young (around my age) and has two young children. Well, it really struck home how lucky I am not to have a condition such as that, and while I might go on about my current state of health and use my blog as an outlet, I can't imagine what it must be like to have something that is degenerative. Despite me mentioning it from time to time *what do you mean all the time?* - I never stop thinking how lucky I really am - and how different my news could have been.
I asked my friend if she thought her daughter would mind if I sent her a card - and luckily, she didn't think she would.
Now, the difficult part was deciding what sentiment to use... I didn't think 'Get well soon' or 'Thinking about you" were really appropriate sentiments so I thought I would send one that said "'sending you encouragement'.
Here's how it turned out.
The card base is 6x6. The die cut mats are some that the lovely Susie Sugar sent to me a while ago. The ribbon is organza double edged in satin. The sentiment is from the Anna Griffin set of sentiment stamps I bought a few weeks back from QVC - so are the corners and the flourish under the sentiment. I put black pearl type gems in each corner as well as on the sentiment mat.
I stuck the ribbon on the card top to bottom, then tied the bow around it. The stamping was done using Black Tuxedo Momento Ink.
I really do hope that she didn't mind me sending her the card. I knew how all my blogging friends have made me feel by sending me fabulous cards and hope that she knows that there are people out there who care - even if they haven't met or aren't aware of their existance. I hope she likes it.
Thanks for reading - please come back again soon.
Hugs, Paula x x x