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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Cards of Rememberance

A bit of a downer as posts go today :(
A work colleague of hubby's passed away last week, she was younger than us, and had only been feeling ill for a few weeks. After going to the doc's for a quick check up, they found she had cancer (every where!!). She and her family hadn't even had time to let the news sink in before she was taken from them. Hubby only found out as he had made a trip to her office to see how she was feeling, and walked in as her other colleagues were being told the sad news. Hubby had known her for the best part of 20 years, and considered her a valued friend and is very upset about the whole thing. As a family, we deal with death in a very open and matter of fact way, yet it is the 1st time hubby has lost someone in such a quick way.
He asked me to make a card for him to take to the funeral on monday, but he didn't want it to be sad. He says she was a lovely cheery person, and she loved flowers. So this one is for Patty, who will be sorely missed

Inside I have put a verse by Christina Rossetti, from her poem Remember;

"Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than remember and be sad."

This is the second set of poppy cards I have made for Jane'ts poppy appeal over at The Stampman Challenge Blog
For this set I have used a Joanna Sheen Poppy fairy stamp, and kept them clean and simple.

Not for Challenges XXX

1 comment:

  1. Oh Gina How sad about your hubbys colleague. That is really cruel. Sending you cyber hugs.
    Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness about the poppy challenge at The Stamp man both my hubby and I have been amazed by the gorgeous creations and pledged cards that have been around blogland. Janet x