O.k. Now that I have your attention...
I wanted to tell you about something on the serious side first. I got an email from one of my members this morning and she just wanted to tell me how much she loves my kits and how they help inspire her to create during a rough time in her family. You see, she told me her dear daughter as an in-operable brain tumor! I can't even imagine the pain that you would go through when you find out something like this about one of you children!!! Needless to say, this mom doesn't get much time to scrap now but when she does, she enjoys how it clears her mind and makes her happy to create lasting memories!
Well, that moved me to tears because I remember as a 9 year old little girl, sitting on my parents bed one night when they told my brother and I that my Dad had a brain tumor. We didn't know what that was or how serious it was but we knew something was up. Little did we know that he kept a secret from us, even from my mom! He was told that he would NOT survive the surgery and that if he did, he would be a VEGTABLE! Could you imagine getting that kind of news! He was told to get everything in order for his family and he kept ALL of that from my mom, even as he was rolled into the operating room!!!
BUT... By the Grace of God... He lived! And, he wasn't a vegtable!! He still had part of the brain tumor left b/c it was behind the optic nerve and they couldn't reach all of it. He went back to work and took care of his family for the rest of the time we were kids! He had another surgery about 10 years later and lots of radiation treatments but he is still alive and we are so thankful to the Lord for letting us have our Dad! We saw the hand of God in this miracle and I just pray that you will pray for this little girl to also experience a miracle in her life! Her name is name is Ellie and you can read more about her on this website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elliewillaert
Needless to say, this touched my heart and I wanted to share her story and how it hits so close to home.
Now onto a brigher note... I finally took some pictures of the tree:
The lighting isn't the best but you get the idea... I used the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town paper that is in one of the November Kits!!! I love how "BLINGISH" it is!!! I also used some Clear Scraps Ornaments, lots of Magic Mesh (very fun on acrylic) and some PINK vintage (meaning really old) ornaments! Oh and also LOTS of Pink Paislee Pixie Stix! (that's in the kit too)
I will be posting pictures of this on twopeas and scrapbook.com in a day or so and you can see the rest of the pictures and close-up!
Have a wonderful day everyone and be thankful for your family! One thing I've learned over the years is how precious life is and we need to make every day count!
Love to all,