THIS IS TRULY MY MOST FAVORITE COLOR COMBO EVER. I WASN'T SURE I WAS GOING TO HAVE TIME TO MAKE A CARD THIS WEEKEND. I HAD ABOUT 4 I COULD PULL FROM MY ARCHIVES WITH THIS SAME COLOR COMBO BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO USE SOME NEW PRODUCT IF POSSIBLE - SO I WHACKED THIS OUT LAST NIGHT AFTER SPENDING THE WEEKEND 40 MINUTES AWAY WHERE MY DAUGHTER GAVE US A BRAND NEW GRANDSON SATURDAY, SEPT 11TH. IT WAS NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY. IT WAS ALSO SEPT 11TH. JOY - BORN ON A SAD DAY IN HISTORY. NEW LIFE. AND THIS ISN'T JUST ANY LIFE. FROM THE START OF THIS PREGNANCY WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO TRUST GOD OVER AND OVER AND OVER, FROM THE BLEED THAT THREATENED HIM IN THE VERY BEGINNING, TO MY DAUGHTER TOTALLING HER CAR WITH HIM IN TOW AFTER THAT, TO BEING TOLD HE WAS TOO SMALL AND MIGHT HAVE GENETIC PROBLEMS, TO BEING TOLD THAT ALL ALONG MY DAUGHTERS PLACENTA WAS THE PROBLEM AND NOW THAT THIS TINY BOY WOULD HAVE TO BE DELIVERED 6 WEEKS EARLY. WHAT A JOURNEY OF UNCERTAINTY AND FEAR WE WENT THROUGH. TATE KEITH ALDRIDGE ARRIVED ON HIS TIME WITH ALL THE RIGHT PARTS AND THEY ALL WORK AND HE IS PERFECTION -- AFTER BEING TOLD THAT IT WOULD TAKE DAYS TO INDUCE THE LABOR, HE DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH AND HE CAME QUITE SUDDENLY, AND DIDN'T EVEN WAIT FOR THE DOCTOR TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE. HE IS THE TINIEST MOST BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GUY WHO IS SHOWING HIMSELF TO BE SUCH A QUIET FIGHTER.....AS HE HAS NOT NEEDED OXYGEN, HAS NOT NEEDED A FEEDING TUBE, AND EACH DAY SHOWS US SOME OF HIS STRENGTH CLOAKED IN HIS 3 POUND 7 OUNCE BODY....HE IS FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE. EVERY CHILD IS A MIRACLE, BUT I AM GRATEFUL WE GOT TO EXPERIENCE THIS CHILDBIRTH AND PREGNANCY THAT WAS FILLED WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING...AS I WILL NEVER EVER TAKE ANY BIRTH FOR GRANTED AGAIN. I HAD 4 KIDS AND ALL CAME WITHOUT A HITCH AND WERE HEALTHY. UP UNTIL NOW OUR GRANDCHILDREN ARRIVED WITH VERY LITTLE COMPLICATIONS.....THIS ONE HAS TAUGHT US A WHOLE NEW DEPENDENCE ON GOD. I HAVE WATCHED MY DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND TAKE THIS JOURNEY AND I HAVE BEEN IN AWE OF MY DAUGHTERS STRENGTH - GOD HAS BEEN WITH US EACH STEP OF THE WAY AND I KNOW HE WILL CONTINUE TO WALK WITH US AS TATE GROWS AND MATURES. ONE DAY HE WILL BE A BIG STRAPPING GUY AND WE WILL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE HOW THIS ALL STARTED. I AM IN AWE TODAY. I AM HUMBLED BY THE DELICACY OF LIFE. ENOUGH SAID. OH, YAH, AND I MADE A CARD THIS WEEK. HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE!
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Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 7:41 PM
Oh, my gosh, Karen, your card is beautiful but your story is even more beautiful!! Congrats to you and your family and I am especially happy to hear this news after hearing about all the anxiety and worries that accompanied your journey. Blessings to all of you.
Registered: July 23, 2007 Location: Syracuse, Indiana Posts: 24682
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 8:05 PM
My 6'4" 16 year old was a high risk pregnancy for me with several doom and gloom predictions, offers to abort him, and 8 months of battling fear. I know what you mean about having taken things for granted and learning a whole new level of trusting God. Rejoicing with you! Love your beautiful Christmas card in this great color combination with such great texture and dimension.
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Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 8:34 PM
so glad we can now rejoice with you Karen-as we prayed for your daughter during her pregnancy-and you wrote a great story describing it all - I love the card you created from the colors of CC509. All the little touches you added make for one beautiful card
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 19132
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 11:28 PM
Oh, Karen, what a remarkable story! Praise God for your family's precious gift, and may He continue to bless you!! Your card is so beautiful with the embossed front panel and the snowman and trees peeking out! That lovely Soft Sky ribbon and wooden snowflake are perfect toppers!
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Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 6:42 AM
WOW, this is gorgeous! I read your comments above, concerning, Tate. Our family was similarly blessed 22 years ago, with the birth of my Great Nephew/Godson. He weighed 2lbs 1oz and is now a healthy happy young man. Blessings for Tate and his family.
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