Hi! This is my first time in a swap club and I am excited. This forum thing is hard to get use to but I am making it. I am also so glad to be here on splitcoasters and I am trying to get a gallery up and going as well. I am PMing you because you said you wanted an explanation to why we chose to make the card we made (event, place, in our lives from this past year that stands out). Mine is my wedding. I will back up a bit first of all and tell you I am now 41 years old and at age 34 my husband of 11 years was killed very suddenly. That left my son and I alone and very heart broken. On top of that it was very public and as a result of that had to move from my home and the buriel and days following were very TV/news driven. Pleople meant well just very overwhelming at that particular time in anyones life. By the grace of God we made it and have become so very close. I vowed to never let my child become the adult (he had one parent die..he did not need two gone) and also to never choose a man over my son or let a man into our lives that conflicted rather than blend. I waited and waited and finally met a wonderful man that is just perfect for us. He was single with no children, funny, outgoing, loving, a christian (who really knew what that meant) and was nicely employeed with a good job. I am so very grateful for my life right now. I am tearing up...I know STOP IT...WILL YA! I wish I could change things (what happened to us) but learning and growing in life only comes from the events that happen in your life (whether tragic or exciting or happy) and I have to say I am lucky and happy and content for the first time in a very long time. So I am doing a wedding card in honer of my new marriage, new family, and new life.
Happy New Year!
In the palm of HIS hand!
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2007 GMT Views: 957
Registered: January 11, 2005 Location: Mission, BC, Canada Posts: 10249
Sun, Jan 28, 2007 @ 2:14 PM
It's a lovely card, Crystal and an incredible story. Thanks so much for sharing from the heart! My best wishes go to you, your new husband and family in your new life together.
Take care and I pray 2007 continues to bring joy.