Some of you may remember that was DH was severely injured during those freak storms that hit the east coast over the summer? He's recovering well and we have been so blessed, but sometimes, just sometimes, the days are hard. There are doctor appts, and physical therapy, and MRIs, and setbacks, and everyday life to keep under control. Those are the days and weeks that cause you to forget what a miracle it is that DH is even alive. Make you forget that every day, no matter how hard, is a miracle because DH is here and he's eventually going to be just fine.
I guess this past week was one of those weeks. But just this afternoon I watched DH do some electrical work relacing a light switch in our home. I know that may seem like no big deal, but for us? It's HUGE. He could grip the screwdriver and had the strength to turn the screws---not to mention even the act of manipulating the stairs with his cane (not his wheelchair or his walker, but his CANE---whoohoo!) brought tears to my eyes and reminded of how far we've come in 3 months.
And that reminded me the we really, absolutely without even a sliver of doubt Believe in Miracles :) That's waht my card says on the inside. As soon as I saw the pillow I knew what I wanted to do. Life is a Miracle beyond Price. Thank you so much to all of you who prayed for us---you humble us.
Okay. Enough of the sappy stuff :) For the card: the wire is recycled from wired ribbon. I just coiled it up and let it have its head. I used glue dots to adhere the gems even though they're self-adhesive that way the glue dots hold the wire in place. The sentiment is partially inked and the rest reads 'in Miracles' and is stamped on the inside.
Thanks for looking and 'listening.'
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 GMT Views: 1545
Registered: July 17, 2005 Location: Staying inky in eastern Connecticut Posts: 77225
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 @ 5:20 PM
thanks so much for sharing your story...wish I could reach through the screen and give you a hug.....what jubilation little things can bring when you triumph over something....how excited that your DH could do some of that electrical work and 'light up your life' while doing it
I just love the story behind this card.....cyberhugs coming your way
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 @ 5:54 PM
I didnt know about your husband, but I do now. I'm so glad you had time to craft an incredibly creative and CAS card. I think it's great. Your story is equally great. Yes, life can be difficult, but it's in those difficult times that we have to stand back and take the miracles that happen around us every day, even in the smallest of things. I'm delighted to hear he's quickly moving toward full recovery.
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Registered: August 30, 2006 Location: Massachusetts Posts: 47573
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 @ 6:36 PM
What a wonderful story to share - so glad your DH is improving - I think we all tend to take our health for granted until something goes wrong - I love your inspired card - that nest and the 'eggs' are so creative!
Registered: November 9, 2004 Location: Hampton Roads, VA Posts: 9460
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 @ 7:42 PM
Wow, what a beautiful story. It gave me goosebumps and tears. I feel for you and your DH, and your family - and I too, positively without a doubt believe in Miragles as well. Thank you for sharing today - and congratulations on coming so far in three months. Hugs!
Oh - yeah - your card is AMAZING too. The simplicity of it speaks volumes. Love it!