Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Quality......FMS187






My mother celebrated her 90th birthday recently and was thrilled to receive over 100 cards!  Many of them were from stamping friends and she just marveled at how talented they all are - oh so true!




We celebrated with a family dinner on a beautiful late spring day.  Here's Mom instructing Emma on the finer points of blowing out candles.





At 90 years old my mother lived on her own and was on no medication......incredible right?  But life has its bumps in the road.  A few hours after returning home from her party she suffered a heart attack and wasn't expected to pull through. Well she has pulled through and after a week in the hospital has been transferred to a rehab center.  The staff is pretty confident that she will be able to recover enough to go into an assisted living facility nearby.  That's pretty incredible too!

This card is headed to her because throughout all of this she has handled herself with determination, strength and a no-nonsense attitude. In an instant her life changed totally and she will never live on her own again.  But after growing up in England during WWII she has always said she is a survivor and can handle anything. A change in living conditions is fine with her if she gets "a few more years to hang around!" Yes she is a star in my book......



A set of Blueprint Die Cuts from Simon Says Stamp and SU's Pictogram Punches teamed up very nicely on this card using  Cindy Lovell's delightful sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you play along!

                                                 

20 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my! I pray your mom recovers and will have many more birthday cakes...maybe she should pass on blowing out the candles, though! What a sweet picture of the three of you with that gorgeous cake! Oh, the card...it's fabulous too!

Jen Timko said...

A star indeed! Such a great example for her family on what is important. Best wishes to all of you in her recovery and transition. Thoughts and prayers with you! Love the card as always!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - this card is amazing Linda! Love the colours and those fabulous stars! I really hope your mum is feeling much better now. Much love to her! x

Mary Marsh said...

What a blessing to still have your Mom and her attitude about going to assisted living is awesome- belated birthday blessings to her- your star card is beautiful Linda

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card for your Mom! I'll be thinking of you and your Mom, great news that she's doing much better. Life definitely doesn't turn out like we plan, so glad that she's got a positive attitude about all of the changes. Looking forward to seeing many more birthday celebrations for her! :)

Barb said...

What an amazing woman! Truly one on those ladies that have been "the shoulders of giants" that have allowed the subsequent generations (us) to reach even higher. Thoughts and prayers heading her way.

Ginger said...

What an inspiration Linda! I am so sad to hear that your Mom had a heart attack but so happy to hear that she is recovering. She has an amazing attitude and I wish her many more years of "hanging around".

Dawn Tidd said...

Glad to hear you're having success getting you mom situated! I hope she continues to improve and do well. She truly is a star and know she will love your amazing, as always, card! :)

debra Last said...

So sorry to learn about your Mom, but thrilled that she's doing better and her attitude is beyond compare. Great card

Amy O said...

I love all of the fab stars on this card, Linda! And you've placed them all so perfectly. I hope your mom is doing better. It's cool to see how many cards she got.

Cindy Beach said...

I love your card, Linda, these are great colors to go with the star theme!
Such a tribute to your Mom, I love the beautiful picture of you two together and Emma's rapt attention.

Cindy Lovell said...

90 years...WOW!! I hope she'll recover! She seems to be one tough lady,that's awesome!! And over 100 cards,amazing!!
Your card is perfect!! Beautiful color combo and i LOVE all the stars!!!

Katy McGloin said...

So very sorry to hear about your Mom. But as she says, she is a survivor. I admire her tenacity! This is another reminder to live each day to the fullest and appreciate all the love that surrounds you.

Karren said...

This is the perfect card for your mum because she is a star! Love the card and love the story of your mum's strength and determination. Hugs to you and her.

Michelle Gleeson said...

Oh Linda, sorry to hear about your mom and glad that she is bouncing back. Your post was a beautiful acknowledment of the woman she is today.

Stampingcountry said...

Fun Card!

Jen Mitchell said...

She really is a star and you are lucky to have her! I'm so glad to hear that she is recovering and will be around for a long while to come. And I MAY just have to CASE this card for my nephew's college graduation. LOL!

Jen Brum said...

So glad to hear how well your mom is doing! She is an inspiration! She will for sure love this card! It's fabulous! I love those stars and of course who doesn't love grey and yellow together?!

Karen Ashbrook said...

A wonderful card for a wonderful lady. I wish her all the best. Karen x

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda I was looking back for a card you made and somehow I missed this post. It must have been while I was on the road for work. I just wanted to say your mom is amazing and I'm sooooo happy she pulled through from her heart attack! Amazing indeed! Hugs