Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tears Are God's Gift To Us

This was one of the hardest sympathy cards I have ever made.  A 17 year old girl at our church was killed recently in a tragic, senseless act.  She had gone to a party with friends and was leaving with some friends when her former boyfriend's cousin threw a brick paving stone at the car she was a passenger in.  The stone came through the window and hit her in the stomach.  Her friends didn't take her to the hospital right away, and by the time they did, it was too late.  Her liver had been lacerated, and she had bled internally.  They transported her by helicopter to a trauma hospital, but she died on the operating table.  Her mother seems to be so strong.  She even got up and spoke at her funeral.  I really, really want to do something special for her Mom.  I had thought of doing a scrapbook, but then learned that the daughter scrapbooked, so another scrapbook might not be the best thing for her.  I also learned that several of her daughter's friends have made scrapbooks for her.  I'm going to call her this week.  My two thoughts are these:  (1) decorate a box for her to put the cards in that she has received (I'm sure there are hundreds of them though); or make some thank you notes for her to send.  I know I can't make enough thank you notes for her, but I could make a few anyway.  It's one of those times when you just want to do something and feel so helpless.

I used the current sketch over that Mojo Monday for the card.  It is a great sketch.  The girl had four initials, so that worked perfectly for the four squares on the sketch.  I used a punch for the scalloped squares and layered four white squares cut using the George Cricut cartridge on top of them.  I cut the initials using the Fancy Pants Cuttlebug font.  I also used a Cuttlebug flower embossing folder for the flowers.  The scalloped edge is from Bazzill.  I found the quote on the internet. 

I sure hope her family is somehow comforted with this card.  If you are a praying person, please pray for the Chisom family.

Here is the sketch:



And here is my card:


Thanks for your prayers, and for your sweet comments.

9 comments:

TraciVee said...

Wow...what a terrible, awful thing...I just don't know what to say....I'm so sorry. How thoughtful of you to create such a wonderful card for this family at this tragic time in their lives...

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh how sad Tammy, what a beautiful card.. I am sure it will mean a lot to her mom. I will say a prayer for the family.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

what a terrible tragedy, your card is beautiful.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow, what a horrific thing for this family to be going through. I'm sure that any of your ideas will comfort them as they convey the care you have for them. Prayers going up over here right now!

Lynn said...

That's a terrible story. Your card is beautiful and I know her family will treasure it!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Awful thing to happen...

Debbie said...

Such a sad story TaMMY, but you created such a beautiful card!

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend's daughter. My prayers are with her family. If there is anyway I could send a card, please let me know. lissa8506@hotmail.com
Your card is beautiful and I'm sure it means the world to the family that you're taking the time to do that for them!

Fern said...

What a sad and tragic situation!! Tammy, I know your beautiful card will give some comfort to her mother!! Sending thoughts and prayers for this family!!! Hugs!!