Today I have a quick share of a card I made to celebrate my niece's 14th birthday.
Crazy Coral. I love the bright pop of color it brings to the card! The"delightful" journal card is from Simple Stories and the foam alphas are Thickers. The fun popcicle is from Crate Paper. This card was a big hit with my niece & sister in-law. She even mentioned hanging it up in her school locker!
I know that I haven't done an update about the first days of school and I want to do that soon. Things have been a bit sorrowful here this week. A good friend of Drew's lost his son early Monday morning in a car crash. Mathew was only 20. I haven't been able to shake this tragic news and have been a crying mess since then. Our hearts are breaking for his parents and siblings. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling and wish there was something we could do to help. Flowers, meals are nice gestures but I know there is no way to relieve the loss they are suffering.
I have been loving & hugging my kids even more than usual since we got the phone call. I don't want to let them out of my sight. Listening to them, trying to laugh and relish in the small joys, just being together. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make us realize just how uncertain life can be & that every day with the ones you love is a true blessing.
Take care and love the ones you do while you can.