"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, February 9, 2014

for a friend...

Hello friends... I don't normally share personal things on my blog because well... this is a blog about my cards.  But recently a friend died and she died way too soon and this has hit me kinda hard.  I have gone back and forth about whether or not I wanted to blog about Vicki's passing, but finally decided that I needed to do this... for me.   I first learned that Vicki was very ill on January 17th.  I was able to visit her on January 25th and for that I am very grateful because Vicki passed away on January 26th.  Her memorial service was yesterday (Febuary 8th).  I was able to attend along with some other friends.  I made this card for her family... Vicki loved the color purple and so the card had to include that color in a prominent way.

I used my PTI Sweet Life stamp set, as well as a sentiment and a portion of the frame from the Boutique Borders: Sympathy set.  The inside was finished with sentiment from the PTI With Sympathy set.  

Vicki was a wife, a mom, a sister, a photographer, and a business woman.  She had a real gift for photography and was able to turn that gift into a successful business.  She photographed hundreds of weddings (including mine and my sister's) and other special events.  But more important than all of that Vicki was a Jesus girl!  She loved the Lord and served him faithfully.  She will be tremendously missed by everyone who knew her.   A friend sent me this photo of me and Vicki at our class reunion last July.


Thank you to those of you who stop by for a look and to those of you who take the time to leave me a comment... it means a lot to me.

23 comments:

Betty said...

your card for your friend is lovely - i can empathize with you and the loss of your friend - i miss mine that are gone so much.

Anita in France said...

Rosemary, I'm so sorry for your loss ... made all the harder when it's someone so young. Your card for Vicki's family is beautiful, I'm certain they'll appreciate it so much. I'll keep them and you in my prayers. Anita :)

Faith A said...

What a beautiful card for the passing of your Special friend.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card for a special friend. Very thankful to hear she was a Jesus girl!!!! Hugs to you!

Cindy said...

Rosemary I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how beautiful your wedding photos were. She was very talented. Thinking of you lots.

Teresa said...

Thankful that we will one day see those we love at HOME. . .

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss, Rosemary! Your card is absolutely stunning, and with all the love you put into it, I'm sure Vicki's family will cherish it for a long time to come.

I'm glad you shared this with us, and I will keep you in my thoughts during this difficult time...hugs to you!

Greta said...

Your card is a beautiful tribute to your friend, Rosemary. Life is so short & no matter what, it's hard to loose those we love. I'm sure Vicki was welcomed into heaven by my mom & dad. My thoughts are with you.

jintyoo7 said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. You have made such a stunning card, and with such love - it will be sure to bring some comfort. My thoughts are with you.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
Sometimes it is good to write down your feelings;it does help. I remember when my friend died last year I felt exactly the same, re not mentioning my sadness on the Blog. But the support and kind words were considerate and gracious, as I am sure you will realise once you read all the sympathetic messages, we have all lost loved ones at some stage, this is life and unfortunately it continues on regardless how we are feeling.
Your card is perfect, keeping it simple with the calming palette of Purple and Green, you have related a quiet and sentimental feeling.
I am thinking of you, imagine a big hug squeezing you tight at this moment...it is from me.
Smiles:)
Sue

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, I am so sorry for your loss; your friend sounded like a wonderful woman in so many ways. Know that your sincere words today are matched with sincere condolences, for even though we may have not met "in person," we are all brothers and sisters in our Lord. Your card is a beautiful testament to your friend, using the gifts you have been given; I'm sure it will bring much comfort to her family. Know that you and your friend's family will be in my prayers today.

Lisa Lara said...

I am so glad you got that time with Vicky Rosi. Lovely card, I'm sure it meant a lot to the family. Thinking of you. Hugs.

McStamper said...

I am sure that the family will love the beautiful card. I am so sorry for your loss but it is such a blessing that you were able to visit Vicky and say a good bye. I am glad you were able to share.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

So sorry for your loss ROsie, I know exactly how you feel... Big hugs to you and I love that pic of the two of you sharing a lovely time together, I'm sure you have lots of nice memories of her. Lovely card.

kateri said...

It's so hard to say goodbye. But I believe as you do that you will see her again. Having lost many loved ones, young and older, I know how important those cards are. I still take them out occasionally and read them. Thank you for sharing what you are going through with us. Your card is lovely and I'm sure it will bring her family comfort.

joy said...

Just wanted to add my sincere sympathy to those already here, Rosemary. Last year I lost my very best friend from high school. We graduated in 1956. And, even though we have both had long and happy lives, it doesn't make it any easier. We always kept in touch and I feel as though I lost a part of myself. What comfort it must give you to know that she loved the Lord.

Beautiful card for Vicki's family!

walchowDesign said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Rosie! A lovely card for the family and glad that you had that special moment with Vicki. (sorry, somehow I missed this post)

judkajudi said...

Rosemary, I am so behind on checking in and today I discovered this post on your blog. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose people we love, especially when it is far too soon. Your card is just perfect and will be appreciated by Vicky's family. Hugs to you.

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. That is so hard. How wonderful you were able to spend time with her. You will always have your sweet memories of her. I think your card for her family is lovely and how nice you used her favorite color.

Robin K. said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss Rosemary. Losing someone you care about is never easy and it's even harder when it happens sooner than expected. Your card is a wonderful tribute to your friend. Big hugs, Robin

Deepti said...

So sorry for ur loss Rosemary, it hard to bear the loss of great friends. You card will give strength to her family :)

Michelle said...

Oh Rosemary, It's good to talk about the sorrow we feel...sometimes it's easier to write things down than to talk to people. I'm sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to Vicki and her family. You created a beautiful card for her family.

Nat said...

....life is way too short, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Rosemary. Remember special memories and keep them close to your heart. Sending you a huge hug.