Monday, September 26, 2011

A Million Mile Hug

My phone rang Sunday morning and the caller ID let me know that it was Kim, the mother of my beautiful niece Savannah and my twin niece and nephew Haylee and Wesley.  They live in the gorgeous state of Alaska and most of the time it feels like a million miles away from North Carolina, but sometimes when they call and I hear their sweet little voices on the phone, it feels as though they are right next to me! I answered the call in anticipation of one of those moments, but one of those moments didn't happen. Instead I heard Kim's voice trembling and obviously crying, my heart sank to my toes, and I told her to take her time and tell me what was wrong.  When she could finally get it out, she told me that her mother had passed away. My heart remained sunken and I was speechless. I hated the million miles between us and I hated the phone ... what I wanted was to be able to wrap my arms around her and cry with her!

Colleen VanHatten was a lovely woman! She was an incredible mother and extraordinary grandmother! I know that the loss that her family will be feeling can only be mended by thoughts, prayers and time. May your heart be filled with peace, your soul filled with hope for a reunion, your mind filled with memories, and your arms filled with the blessings of the future!

Hugs and Love!

I colored the images with Copic markers on X-Pressit paper and mounted on Hibiscus Burst 
I used Viva Decor to embellish and add a little pizazz to the black.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:


Sandy said...

Cute card, love the bright colours and the cute lmages, fab layout too,

Lawren said...

What a pretty card. Thank you for following my blog and I have followed yours.


Donna Hanley said...

Michelle, What a sad story about Kim's mom. It seems even worse when you get that knid of news over the phone and you cannot be there is person. This card is beautiful and I'm sure will bring a smile to Kim's face during such a terrible time in her life. It is just beautiful and she will certainly know she is in your thoughts. Thank you for sharing.

Michele and Josee' said...

Thank you Sandy!

Thank you so much for following Lawren! :)

Donna ... I sincerely appreciate the kind words! I do hope that she will feel all the love that went into making it for her!

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card and image. The image is colored so beautiful and this is such a cheerful card. I am so sorry for your loss.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Michele, I'm so sorry for the lost of your niece's mother's mother. No one likes those phone calls and yes, being so far away to help is even harder. It's a beautiful card you made and know all the time and love that went into it. Thank you for sharing this lovely card on our Catch the Bug challenge this week. Again, so sorry for you loss.

Michele and Josee' said...

Thank you so much Linda & Cely!

Gerlinde said...

Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog! And thank you for joining! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. The butterfly card is adorable!

princesskitten said...

really pretty

kitten DYSU team

JOAN said...

Great card!! Love how you used the butterfly image. Thanks for joining us this week at DYSU! Joan

Michele and Josee' said...

Thanks Gerlinde, Joan & Kitten!

Miranda said...

great card Michele, gorgeous images and lovely cheery colours
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week

Michele and Josee' said...

Thanks Miranda! Will see you around for more challenges! For sure!

Payne Holler Cards said...

very sorry to read about your loss
your card is adorable - love the layout with those images...thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place (-:

Anne said...

So sorry for your loss; what a lovely card you made to share with Kim Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

Min said...

I just love how girlie this is and the scallops! =) Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Sketch & Color Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again soon!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Michele and Josee' said...

Hi ladies! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words about Kim's mother and the card.

I truly appreciate the crafting-love :-)


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