Sunday, September 11, 2011

Miss You Mom: Matthew 7:7-8

Hello again, it is Sunday and I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture! Before we get on with it I would like to take a moment to think of all of our friends and family who were effected by the horrific tragedy of 9/11/2001.Thanks to the heroes of that day and the many heroes who followed.


This week the amazing Rebekka the hostess and the verse she chose is from Matthew 7: 7-8. Be sure to stop by our home page to read her wonderful testimony. 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
My mother joined our Father in Heaven a week ago today. I made this card for her. She has suffered for the past 4 years with a lot of mini strokes, was in a wheelchair and could no longer take care of herself. My wonderful dad has been taking care of her at home all these years. Then 2 weeks ago she had a massive stroke and really did not want to go to a nursing home when it was obvious that dad could no longer care for her. She prayed and asked God to take her home. The door was opened for her. She is now free of the "cage" that held her body captive and free to fly! I love you mom!

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week:

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!






Recipe:
Stamps: Fly Free - The Crafts Meow
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury white and SU Sage Shadow
Designer Paper:Echo Park - Victoria Garden
Other: MS butterfly punch, embossing folder, nesties, flower, colored pearls, metal tag

Challenges:

The Crafts Meow: Sketch
Marks Finest Papers - Use a Punch
Show and Tell - Anything goes
Lili of the Valley - Miss You
Catered Crop - Recipe - embossing - butterfly - die cut
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

16 comments:

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Beautiful Card! I understand, I miss my Mom so much, she suffered from heart failure for several years. Lost her May 4, 2009 Prayers for you and your family!

Grace said...

Miesje I love your card! I am so sorry for your loss but heaven is rejoicing that another child has come home! What a comfort we have knowing that this is not the end! Hugs and prayers,
Grace

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Miesje, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love that birdcage with the open door. So incredibly beautiful with the colors, pearls and butterflies paired with the embossing.

Your words brought tears to my eyes about your Mom. Praise God for taking her home...but my thoughts go to you all in the pain you now suffer in her loss. Praying for you my dear sweet friend.
hugs,
Chris

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what a beautiful card and tribute. i'm so sorry for your loss but can totally relate. my dad died september 14, 2005. he'd had heart disease for about 18 years and had undergone many procedures that did extend his life. he went into the hospital on 8/20/05 and two weeks later he was transferred to a nursing home as it was obvious that he was not able to come home and my mom could no longer take care of him. he told my SIL that he wasn't staying there... he wasn't coming home, but he wasn't staying there either. She smiled at him and said that he was just there for rehab to get his strength back, but his heart was just too weak. He passed away just a couple of days after that convesation. He was ready to go Home and God took him.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie your card is just stunning, however to enter LOTV you must use a LOTV image, big hugs love Pops x

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Miesje, this is such a lovely card, and even lovelier because it's a tribute to your mom. Yes, she is unfettered in the arms of Jesus. Praise God! Maybe she'll meet my mom. I hope so!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Julie Ranae said...

What a lovely post and a lovely card to match....thank you for bringing it to The Craft's Meow Sketch Challenge!

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a beautiful card. I'm sure you mother is looking down and smiling at it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Janeen said...

My sympathies to you. What a wonderful tribute and significance the cage has. Hugs to you. Thanks for playing in this weeks challenge to use a punch over at Mark's Finest Papers. We appreciate you.

Linda McClain said...

Oh Miesje, I'm so sorry for you loss. Your card is such a beautiful, beautiful tribute to your mother. I'm glad you shared it with us at Catered Crop. I'm sure it will comfort others, too.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

My dear, my heart goes to you. You are blesses with a beautiful gift. Your card is so exquisitely created with a powerful message and meaning. Thank you for sharing with us you most treasured thoughts and memories. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Kristine said...

Totally gorgeous card... and li'l tribute to your mom! The memorial sounded wonderful and you will be with her again. praying for you ... and your dad too as I know he's so sad with loss. ((HUGS))

Designing with Debbie said...

Cute card. I love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

~amy~ said...

I'm sooo sorry to hear about your loss but what a gorgeous tribute to your mom! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous tribute to your mom, we have the marvelous hope of Heaven when we've put our trust in Him.

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

I saw the title of this post as I scrolled to the bottom of the post above. Hugs and prayers to/for you and your family! May God continue to comfort you as you work through the 'goodbye'.