Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sending Love.....FMS305






My mother's cousin recently had surgery so I will be bringing this card to my mother tomorrow for her to sign before I mail it.  It is difficult to take her out these days but we did get her to Emma's birthday party last weekend.  Her short term memory is very poor and she struggles to follow conversation when there is a large group of people.  But she seemed to enjoy herself and liked watching the kids play in the bounce house.  






When I brought her home and was getting her settled she noticed the invitation to Emma's party on her nightstand and asked me when the party was.  I told her we had just returned from the party. She shook her head a bit sadly and then looked at me with a grin and said,  "Well did I have a good time?"  I nodded and she said, "That's all that matters!" She hasn't lost that spunk!



Amy, my artisan friend from Texas, designed a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! It is perfect to show off a bold sentiment!  Join us!



Stamp Set: Lots of Love
Paper: Whisper White
Ink:  Black, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party

10 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors that you used and the clean design. That is quite the bounce house! I am sure that the kids loved it...glad that your mom enjoyed the party too. :)

Brian King said...

Your write-up about Mom breaks my heart. Glad to see she still has that spunk in her - glad she enjoyed the party. Your card is beautiful and will be appreciated by your Mom's cousin. I love the colors you've used - such a beauty!

I Card Everyone said...

You've left me in tears this morning, Linda... God bless and keep you both! Spunk is a very good thing to keep.
What a gorgeous hug you're sending to someone who will love it, I'm sure of it!
biggest hugs attached...
xxx

LeAnne said...

Aw, a sad but touching story! Emma looks like she had a boss party though! You have me re-thinking this stamp set...I thought it was too big but I love the bold message with the bright flowers. (Sigh), another one for my wish list!

HJ said...

I'm so glad your mom enjoyed the party and it looks as though Birthday Girl Emma had a great timw. I love this beautiful card for your mom's cousin. The bold sentiment with the soft colored flowers is awesome. Enjoy your day!

Jen Timko said...

Such a difficult thing, this aging. I'm glad she has a little humor and acceptance but I know it has to be hard. I'm sure that watching the kids is a wonderful "in the moment" thing, at least. Beautiful work on the card, Linda.

school_online said...

Lovely florals, Linda!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a pretty card Linda! I love that big sentiment and those gorgeous leaves! Your mom's cousin will love it! It will definitely make her smile! I love your mom's spunk! She sure has a great sense of humour!

Amy O said...

I love this card! This is exactly what I had in mind when I made the sketch. Your story made me smile and tear up at the same time. I'm so glad she still has her sense of humor and spunk.

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

Love the bold colors against the "white" space... and the bold sentiment just POPS off the page at you. Nice.
Sorry your mom is now experiencing memory loss. My mom had dementia the last 10 years of her sweet life. You mom sounds as sweet as my mom was... but still so sad. HUGS