Well dear friends/followers of my blog, we had mom's funeral yesterday. It was a long hard day, but we all held up good. That was until we got to the cemetery and they had dug the wrong spot. OMGOSH>>> can you believe it? And then my poor dad had to go talk with the women who was in charge and not very helpful, my sister then went in to assist. I was sitting in the car thinking oh gosh that's like sending two loaded guns in there. So I went in. I'm not a confrontational person, or take charge gal. BUT it must have been divine intervention. I told dad to be with the funeral guests.. and my sister too. I spoke with the women.. she said the site would not be ready until Saturday.. I told her that was unacceptable. She proceeded to say they didn't have the equpiment to heat the ground faster then that. I told her to find someone that could. She then said it would cost a lot, I told her she'd be then one covering it since as she said, "it's our booboo" omgosh.. talk about stress.. then says we have a storage shed we can put your mom there for now until we get the site ready.. NO WAY.. I asked the funeral director to take her back with him.. The angel of a man said of course.. and he got on the phone and started calling too, he found a company that is actually from where I live, and my husband knows them.. they stopped everything they were doing, and came down to work on the correct site. Let me also just say this.. it was about 3:30pm. They brought their heated jack hammers and tractor scoop down, and by 5:30 we were back at the cemetery. They were so professional. We used the vault they had there, and then a tractor came and transported mom up to her final resting spot and lowered her in. I had not ever witnessed this part of the funeral before, but as we were standing in the dark with tractor lights and sounds.. it was somewhat peaceful.. Between the grandsons and husbands we had enough pall bearers.. and my sister played Amazing Grace. Gosh talk about stress. But God had a plan (of course) and it all worked out in the end. We went back to the house with dad and had pizza.. and spent sometime with him to make sure he was doing good. Here is my mom's memory card. Sorry it's not the best picture. I took it with my lap top.
Now for the card I made. I honestly thought perhaps I've lost my creative juices. I just couldn't seem to get in a groove. I knew I wanted to try and make a Valentine card with this sketch at:
But goodness gracious it was more difficult then I thought it would be. Lots of pattern paper and perhaps that's what threw me for a loop, I don't work to well with it. Very little stamping just the heart and sentiment. I cut out the heart and colored it in carefully adding clear wink of stella, and adding some pearl drops to the flowers and also to the flower strip I punched out. I thought the heart brads in the corner were a nice finishing touch.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
One week until my daughter's wedding.
Please keep our family in your prayers.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping