Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Goodbye Mary


On Saturday I was putting the finishing touches on a birthday card that I was making for a friend. June 28 was her birthday and we all knew it would be her last. She had made the decision to not continue her chemo treatments. I finished her card on Saturday and then received the news that she had passed away on Sunday. I began to make another card. A sympathy card. Sympathy cards are not hard to make if you're just making up random cards ahead of time with no one in particular in mind. When you are making the card with someone specific in mind it becomes a difficult task. I finally managed to get the card done today. I mailed it to her daughter today, along with the birthday card. They will be having a memorial service on June 28, Mary's birthday. It seemed fitting that the card I made for her birthday should be sitting there for the memorial service. I hope the cards bring a smile to your face as you look down on us all. So long Mary, for now.
Inside verse reads: "friends are flowers in the garden of life" which seemed so appropriate since she's made so many friends in the last few years. It's evident on the Facebook walls of her page and her daughter's page. The outpouring of emotions has been tremendous. The materials used on these cards were items in my stash. To be honest I wasn't really paying attention to what brands I was using. I just wanted things to look pretty. If there is a particular item that you would like to know the source, please just ask and I'll see if I can backtrack for you.

4 comments:

NickelNook said...

Lovely cards, Marianne! I'm sorry for your loss!...Nancy :o)

Marianne said...

Thank you Nancy!

Sandy Smith said...

Marianne these are both beautiful. I am very sorry for your loss. I just had a friend recently been told he only has two months left. Its hard.
Hugs
Sandy

Marianne said...

Thanks Sandy. It is very sad when you find out that people you love will only be with you for a short time. In a way it's also a blessing. First because you don't want to see them in pain or suffering from their illness. Secondly because it gives you and everyone else a chance to honestly tell that friend what they have meant to you and how much you appreciate them.