Wednesday, February 15, 2012

why I've been MIA and some new cards and a LO

I don't really know how many people follow my blog and read my posts.  However, I feel I need to give an explanation as to why I have been MIA for so long.  I continued with my reveals for ScrapShotz as it kept my life somewhat normal and it took my mind of the things going on around me. 
In mid Nov, my mom was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.  She has beat cancer twice before.  We thought she was going to get the chance to fight this one, too.  However, it was not to be.  I went down to care for her - 5 weeks at home and 3 weeks in Hospice.  For the 5 weeks at home, I was the sole caregiver.  I am an only child.  My husband came down and helped on the weekend, but the weeks were very tough.  We shared some amazing moments and I was truly given a gift to spend so much time with her.  I have lots of memories, stories and photos to write and scrap about.  My mom passed away on January 10th.  We were at her side and it was very peaceful.  It is so hard to believe she is gone.  We were so very close.  I miss her so much.  I lost my stepdad in 2010. 
Here is a LO I made in memory of them -


Here are some other cards I have made - birthday & sympathy & Valentine's Day




Here are some of the many thank you cards I have been making...






















Thanks for looking!!!

2 comments:

Chelle said...

I wish I had known you were down here. I would have helped in any way I could have. I am so sorry for your loss.. I know how it feels to loose your mother to liver cancer. Big Hugs.

Natalie Hall said...

What a beautiful layout of your mother! Love your cards too.

I know this is a difficult time but you have much love around you.

HUGS!