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December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

Well, the end of the year is approaching. This has been quite a year filled with miracles, joys, hardships, adventures and saddness. I recently learned of a passing and needed to make a card (and food!) to drop off at a friends. Death is always a sad time but around the holidays it seems so much more so when everyone else is celebrating with family & friends. Hope is ever present for those of us who put our trust in Jesus and know we will see our loved ones again and spend eternity with them! However, my heart cries for the loss that burdens our friends hearts at this moment. Cherish life.......celebrate safely tonight!
Happy New Year!
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps
Inspiration: Katharina's sketch......also a candy offer!


Karen said...

I love the owl! Sorry to hear of your friends loss.

Blessings to you and your entire family for the new year!

Karen : )

Anonymous said...

Prayer for peace in their hearts & God's strength to get thru this is the best you can do for this fam.

God Bless - Fran

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Maria! Love the colors an the texture. So sorry for friends and their loss. Such a hard thing any time of year, especially now. I wish you and yours a wonderful, happy, and healthy 2009! Hugs, Denise :)

Elena said...

Sorry to hear these sad news Maria...
Very thoughtful card...

Shirley said...

A really sweet card, Maria. Sorry for your friends' loss too!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card maria and am sorry to hear about the sad news

Katharina Frei said...

Terridic Maria!
Great layout and image.
Thanks for joining in.