Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Mercies

Today's card has a story behind it.  I made this card for a friend of mine who recently lost a dear friend in a tragic road accident.  I sat there listening, so at a loss for words of comfort.  I guess when we lose someone we love, we'd think of all the words we should have said, the extra effort we should have made for the person and how angry we are at ourselves for not doing what we should have.  Nevertheless, God is good, and He is gracious towards us in many ways.  Without going into details, my friend did manage to catch up a little with her friend shortly before the accident, and that is a huge comfort.

I think I learnt something from this - to always appreciate the people who mean the world to us, to hold back words that hurt, and to always try to go the extra mile and be available for them.  After all, life is fragile and so very short.

The sentiment on the card, is a line from a wonderful old hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness" which I so love.  I think it's fitting for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp, a place I'm starting to love, lots of fab products and great service I really appreciate.

Thanks for coming by today.  It means a lot!

Stamp : Verve New Mercies
Ink : Memento Rich Cocoa & Pear Tart
Others : PTI Satin ribbon (Aqua Mist), PTI kraft cardstock, MFT Die-namics Butterflies & First Class Friend, Teal pearls


MaxineD said...

beautiful card, Kary and I am sure it will be appreciated.
Listening is often the best thing one can do when a friend is grieving.

Christine Ang said...

The words are very comforting and the colour scheme of the card exudes a soothing effect. Great job!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh such a precious gift of comfort your talents and God's word will be to your friend.

Truly beautiful in every way!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful card and sentiment. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


*Alison* said...

adorable.. :) I just love this card.. what a sweet and kind friend you are.. hugs

lisa arana said...

so beautiful. i know your friend will treasure it.

veronica said...

beautiful! love the colors.