Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Embellish & Sweet Stop

I really like this color combo - the sentiment and butterfly stamps are from The Greeting Farm, cardstock, DP, brads and ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Today is Mel's funeral - last night was tough, the calling hours - this stuff is really hard to go through. I have never had to experience this as an adult yet, losing a friend. It's just not right to have to see someone's little sister in a coffin, damn it. There were beautiful pictures of her all around the funeral home, and it was just so nice to look at them... she was such a beautiful girl, both inside and out, and you could just see that.

I am so thankful for my friends, really. For the past 4 days, I have gotten text messages, e-mails, Facebook messages at random times throughout the days - from people who are thinking about me and worrying about me. Friends - people I do and don't talk to on a daily basis, but who I know love me and truly care no matter what. That helps so very much, it really does. Just knowing people care about you helps you get through each and every day. I am so blessed, and I know that. So today we say goodbye to Mel and we lay her to rest, and life will go on even though it seems nearly impossible that it will. Rest in peace, baby girl. We will always love you.



  1. Jenn, your card is beautiful. I love the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with The Sweet Stop sketch this week :)!

    On another note, I just read about your dear friend Mel and I want to express my deepest condolences. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into her life with us. It is plain to see that she was a blessing to many. She will live on in your hearts forever.

    Big hugs,

  2. Your card is fabulous- love the layers of paper and the sentiment!

  3. I am keeping you in my prayers today!! May the Lord above bring peace and comfort during this very difficult time!! Hugs!

  4. Jenn-

    Oh my goodness. I just read about your sweet friend and the loss you are experiencing. I am so, so sorry to hear about this and reading your post about her-what a beautiful person inside and out. Loss is so, so difficult, esp when the person is young. Her attitude, even knowing that the end was in sight, makes her story even more remarkable. I like to think of her as a beautiful butterfly, flying free from illness and I can't tell you how honored I am to see this set on your post today.

    My deepest sympathy and sending you a HUGE hug through cyberspace...
    Jessica xoxo

  5. Hi Jenn the loss that you all feel for Mel is deep and emotional. I know what you are going through and I really feel for you I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love your card the sentiment is beautiful the butterflies wonderful thank you for sharing not only your card but your feeling.

    Big Hugs and take care
    Lorraine x

  6. Super cute card!
    And that sentiment is so sweet!

    So sorry to hear about your loss.
    I know it's tough. :(
    Big hugs to you! Stay strong!

  7. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!