Friday, April 18, 2014

Simply Sketched Sympathy Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  It Is A Gift To Be Loved
Yesterday I once again appreciated the gift of being loved.  I had a wonderful swim in the morning and then, unfortunately, a migraine decided to pay me a visit.  I got into bed and closed my eyes and hoped for the visual aura to pass :(  Michael came home and asked if I needed anything.  I felt a bit bad asking him to go out to purchase some Gatorade, Aleve and Benadryl, but I set aside feeling like I was inconveniencing him and I asked.  And off he went - without any questions.  The Gatorade, Aleve and Benadryl had all been mentioned to us the other night at the park.  A friend's daughter experienced her first migraine, including numbness that traveled to different parts of her body.  They ended up at the hospital trying to figure out what was wrong and it took some time before the migraine diagnosis was given.  They learned that many patients experience some relief by taking some Gatorade and then, if that doesn't stop the migraine, moving to Aleve and then finally Benadryl.  It was something I hadn't heard before, but I'm willing to give almost anything a try when it comes to migraines.  So I drank the Gatorade and actually did feel a bit better.  I am typing this about six hours after my head started bothering me and I made it through the day.  My head is still not feeling great, but I know that by tomorrow I will feel more like myself.  In the meantime I am just experiencing the gratitude of what it means to be loved and taken care of.  I am also grateful that this is a gift that I can give to others.  Don't underestimate the power of your love!
Today I am sharing a sympathy card that I created for the wife of one of Michael's friends who passed away.  I was drawn to using one of my hand-painted pieces of deli paper.  I adhered it to the card and then stamped the sentiment from Simply Sketched onto acetate using a permanent ink.  I added some of my painted tape to hide the dimensional adhesive that I used to add the acetate to the card.  I hope you like it!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  For those of you celebrating Passover and Easter, I hope you are able to enjoy a love-filled holiday with family and friends!!!!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Hope you have a better day today. Will have to keep that remedy in mind for the future. Your card is simply beautiful and so very artistic!