Many of you may remember the card, In This Very Room, I created for my niece, Laura Triem several months ago. Laura was in a terrible accident in Colorado last November and suffered severe brain trauma. I thought it might be time for an update and a party card since Laura has worked so hard.
Laura is now walking with assistance and the use of a walker. She's also able to swim with assistance. She loves using her iPad and has updated her Face Book page. Her voice is coming back much stronger and louder although eating is still a challenge. Colorado's Channel 9 news co-anchor, Kim Christiansen, did a story on Laura shortly after her accident and was nominated for an Emmy for her piece. Although Kim didn't win, it was an honor for both she and Laura. Last week Kim and her team returned to document Laura's improvements; which are many. The story will air this coming week. Laura is a determined warrior eager to regain her health and abilities, and I think that's reason to celebrate don't you?
My card uses Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls, Pattie and Dottie, Friends Forever. They're decked out in their finest fashions, their sparkle matches Laura's wonderful personality. This one is for you sweetheart. Continue to get well. We're cheering you on!
Thank you Cindy, Fran, and all the wonderful Teapotters who cheerfully create and send encouragement to so many. I know your cards will mean the world to Laura.
Susie Lessard ~
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 GMT Views: 1374
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 18510
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 8:44 PM
Susie, this card is so cute and so fun!! I love the image and I'm sure Laura will too!! I agree, it's time to mark Laura's progress, and what better way than with a Tea Party!! May the Lord continue to Bless all of you!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39808
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 8:55 PM
What fun to dress up with a friend. Susie your card is such s smile maker. Love the bright colors. Fabulous job. Hope Laura gets 42,000 encouraging cards! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
Smile.......people will wonder what you are up to! :0)
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 9:53 PM
Susie, a wonderful card for your neice!! Love those gals with their flirty dresses and great boas!! Stunning card!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 4:25 AM
Hi Susie! Ooh, Ooh, Ooh....what a wonderful creation made with love from an aunt to her neice! I know Laura will pull through this....like the doctor said, her ally is her youth.....Thank you for allowing us to share some encouragement and inspiration with her. I know that someday she will look back and be proud of what she overcame!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10492
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 12:20 PM
OH am I ever glad she is doing that well...good for her...:0), will keep her in prayers...:0). these to friends are sure having a super time. A good friend like that is hard to find and once found never to let her go...:0)I think these 2 are lifers...:0)...It sounds like Laura will love all this prettyness and flare. Love your matching flowers on the corner, and lady frame...You are a super Aunty...:0)...HUGS and TFs
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.