Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heartache and Loss ...

Making a sympathy card for the death of a loved one is never an easy task. It is especially hard when that loved one is a young person ...

So goes this tale of this card. My cousin's 21-year-old son was killed in a car accident last week. He had only been married for 7 short months. This young man has had a long and difficult medical history. Through all his trials he remained faithful and strong. He was a kind young man who spent much of his time in the service of others. My heart just aches for his parents and his brother and sisters ... and particularly his young wife.

God be with you 'til we meet again, Reed ...

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Double Scallop Corner Punch (Marvy), Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Paper Crimper, Glue Dots

21 comments:

Lydia said...

And my heart aches for all of you.

What a beautiful piece of art for such a beloved young man.

((hugs))

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Said a prayer for your family.

Your card is beautiful and perfect.

Pauline said...

My thoughts go out to you and your family during this tragic time. Words are never enough but your card so beautiful and convey one's feelings.
hugs
Pauline

Mary said...

Beautiful so clean and just beautiful. TFS

Marisa said...

What a heart breaking story.... Your card is lovely and I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

imastampin said...

Oh friend, I'm so sorry for your family's tragic loss. Your card is beautiful and I'm sure it will help bring a little peace. Hugs!

Shoshi said...

How very, very sad, and what a waste of a lovely young life. My heart goes out to you and all your family. How very sweet of you to take the time and effort to make such a beautiful card when you must be torn apart inside. God bless you all and comfort you.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so heartbreaking...

Pam said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a valiant young man. Sooo sorry! Love/hugs to all involved. I would have been devastated to lose my hubby after only 7 months. :( xoxo

Anonymous said...

Simple and very beautiful. What is the name of the 2 flower punches? Edna

Wendybell said...

I used the "Fancy Flower" and "5-Petal Flower" punches from Stampin' Up ... :)

Vicky said...

A very elegant card for a beautiful life cut way too short. I hope the family finds peace with God's help.

Jeanette Pullum said...

So sorry for your loss,I have been there with losing my only son when he was 19 in car accident. Your card is beautiful. You and your family is in my prayers.

vdoyle8 said...

Wendy -- Prayers will be said for you and your family. I'm so sorry. Your love for your cousin and family shines clearing in the beauty of your card.

Renee Ondrajka said...

So sorry for your loss. Your card is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Your beautifyl card will be appreciated.
Ter ;)

Terry Molineux said...

OMGosh! Wendy I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. What a good looking man. Please convey my sympathies to his young bride too!!!!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card...I'm sure the family will find a bit of comfort from it.
Jan

christine m. said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Wendy, and am praying for your family members, especially his bride and parents.

Maree said...

You have created such a beautiful card. I am sorry for your loss.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Wendy. This breaks my heart. That same week, my husband's legal assistant's son died (she has worked for Sean for 15 years, thus we are very close to her), and it has been very difficult. Your card is gorgeous and was clearly made with so much love. Prayers are being sent to your cousin's family from Oklahoma.