Thursday, January 12, 2012


This was a tough one to get on paper. In fact, I've been putting it off for almost a year now. It's about the birthday card I made for my Dad last year, but never got to give him. :(

Journaling reads:

Dad, I made this card for your 70th birthday except I never got to give it to you. The girls and I even created a beautiful photo book for you. This was a birthday the whole family was supposed to celebrate with you in Florida, something you had looked forward to, and planned, for months. We were going to cruise the Intracoastal, have a birthday dinner, and do some sightseeing over the course of five days. On the morning of February 3rd you even emailed the itinerary to all of us. Later that morning you had the spontaneous bleed in your brain. Even though we spent your birthday together, it was in a hospital room and you were in a coma. One week later, you passed away...

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  1. I'm so sorry, it helps to write these things out some times.

  2. love the layering and the card is beautiful. What a great idea to make a LO from the card!!!!Fabulous!!

  3. That was neat you went ahead and use the card. My Mom went in almost the same way except she was planning all of us coming for my Dad's birthday, instead she passed away. Hard stuff!!!

  4. What a sweet layout, and a perfect way to write about your thoughts and feelings for such a hard day. Very touching.


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