It is too hard to make them in the moment. We have a difficult funeral to attend this Saturday. The young niece of my BFF. That means cards for her mother, grandmother, sister and my BFF. I was stumped.
Nothing came to mind as this was so sudden. Well, I decided to buy them. In looking at them and the cost, I knew I could do better. Not fancy but I used my favorite cross from Cricut.com Wedding Solutions. (the only reason I got that cartridge and it is pretty much all I use it for. BUT I use it often.
The flowers are from MyCreativeTime Flower Petal Dies that came out this year. I inked the edges and layered the 3 sizes.
The ribbon and pearls and gems are from my stash. I did not have time to go through my sentiment stamps so I just printed what I wanted to say.
On the inside is a poem I wrote ages ago when my dad suddenly passed away. I was 36 years old and had to be the strong one for my mom, our children and everyone. You may find it helpful someday.
WE CANNOT KNOW WHAT LIES AHEAD
FROM DAY TO PASSING DAY,
WHAT CHANGES GOD IS PLANNING
IN HIS WISE AND LOVING WAY
WE CANNOT KNOW THE REASONS
HE ALLOWS BOTH JOY AND TEARS,
WHY WE MUST LOSE THE PRECIOUS ONES
WE’VE CHERISHED THROUGH THE YEARS.
WE CANNOT KNOW – BUT WE CAN TRUST,
AND FAITH CAN HELP US FIND
OUR WAY TO THOSE TOMORROWS
THAT WILL BRING US PEACE OF MIND.