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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Courage

Hi friends,
I have a card I made for a friend who recently lost his wife to cancer. It started out as breast cancer then it spread to other organs. One thing he said to me at her funeral that really touched my heart was that after the anger, and emotions cleared in his mind & heart, he decided that the way he was going to honor his wife was to be the man SHE knew he was inside. If you knew him, you'd understand how powerful that was, cuz he's one of those guys who is rough around the edges. He was going to be a better teacher, son, brother, and friend---> for her. He felt that because of cancer, life had lived them, and now he was going to live life to the fullest.

Here's my card:
 I don't know that I was attempting to go for masculine- actually, I know I wasn't. I had both of them in mind.
The papers I chose are from MME cowboy. I used the Picot edge Nesties for the larger element to which I added a sprinkling of pearls with my Viva pen. The beautiful sentiment comes Verve (one of my fav sets- Blue Skies.)
 Here's a closer peek at that:
and you might have noticed a little butterfly peeking out from the bottom. It was my way of acknowledging his metamorphosis as he emerges from the chrysalis that has been the past few years. It makes my heart glad to know he is at peace with his wife's passing. And he is courageous for waking up everyday & facing all the feelings he has head on. I know she's proud of him.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So many of us have been affected by this horrible disease. Some of you may know, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was about 7 years old. Early detection made all the difference for her.

 I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch:

Thanks so much for peeking today. I leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."  ~Eleanor Roosevelt 
Fight on!

4 comments:

  1. How beautiful is this Karli- the write up- so touching! Your friend sounds fortunate to have people like you in his life! So glad he is over being angry, and while he will miss his wife, will live his life!

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  2. Karli,
    What a special card. So sorry for the loss.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  3. So elegant Karli. I'm sure this will really touch your friend's heart. I'm so sorry he is having to go through this. Love the softness and added pearls, so pretty and I love the sentiment!

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  4. A lovely card Karli and I am sure it was most appreciated by your friend. So sorry for the loss he (and so many others) have had to go through with this horrible disease. How amazing that he has chosen to live her vision of him -- sounds like quite a wonderful man!

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