Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Saying Thanks

I've been pretty sporadic posting and commenting lately. Without going into all the details, it's been a difficult first part of the year. DH has been battling some health issues, and one of my DS has as well. God didn't promise us a rose garden in this world, and in fact, He said there would be challenges. So with His help and guidance, we work through them trusting that "...all things work for good..." I'm reminded to give thanks to Him for all of the blessings He's so richly bestowed, and also to give thanks for the family and friends who support, encourage, and lift me up when times are challenging. This card is for you... a little tear because my eyes well up when I think of the wonderful people I've met through this medium. You bring me joy. You give me strength. You bring beauty into my world.

Thank You 



 

Sometimes a challenge just makes a card appear in my brain. I wanted to say 'thank you' but wasn't quite sure how to put it together. CASology came through in less than a heartbeat for me. Thanks, then, to you all, and to the CASology DT who are all inspiring designers.

One AE die, one SC stamp, one Queen & Co. teardrop bling. 

Happy Dances everyone!


25 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Bev, what a beautiful post and a beautiful card! Your attitude of gratitude in the face of hardships is an inspiration to me...and likely to all those around you. You bring us all joy and strength and beauty, through your words and through your cards! (The more I read the more I would LOVE to meet you in person, do you know that?!) Anyway, so glad that the CASology cue card spoke to you this week...always love to see your entries! Sending good wishes your way for all those who need them in your family!

lostinpaper said...

What a wonderful card and post Bev, big hugs to you x

Jacquie Southas said...

This card is perfect in so many ways, Bev! Heartfelt & to the point with the simple gem tear. Remember it is so important to take care of yourself so that you can take care of those around you {{{hugs}}}.

Lynn said...

And you, my dear Bev, bring joy to all of us. So happy see you here today...love your CAS beauty and we'll keep the prayers coming.

Kim Heggins said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way. What a sweet card too, love your clean look! Miss you lots my dear.

~amy~ said...

Hang in there my friend...sending good wishes your way.
Your card is pure CAS perfection.

Aileen Ryan said...

A beautiful card in its simplicity is so perfect. Take care Bev and I hope your family can feel life changing for the better. hugs Aileen

Kristie Goulet said...

So sorry to hear of your struggles, my friend. Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way. I absolutely love your card. So perfect. xoxo

I Card Everyone said...

Perfect. xx

Bobby said...

So so perfect, Bev. We all shed a tear through our smiles sometimes, knowing that God and friends are always there with love and support.

Patti said...

Such a sweet card from an even sweeter gal!! It is wonderful when Jesus sends His love to us through others! You bring equal joy to all of us in Blogland too!!

BIG (((Hugs))) and prayers!!

Patti

Jennifer Earley said...

Sweet card, sweeter words and gratitude. Prayers for easier times.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a lovely CAS card and blog post bringing tears to my eyes! Your grateful attitude is an inspiration and I pray that the rest of the year brings less hardships and more good things!
Hugs!

Hannelie said...

Brilliant!
Hugs and prayers to you Bev.
Thanks for joining CASology, so good to see you!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Bev, what a special post and such a wonderful and special card - it brought tears to my eyes!!!! So sorry to hear that your family have health issues!!!! Hoping and praying that things will be better, soon, my friend!!! Sometimes we cannot understand why we have to go through tough times, but in the end that is sometimes the times that we have grown a lot and as you say 'all things work for good'!!!!!
Thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful day!!!
Hugz

Martha said...

Oh, sweet Bev, what an absolutely darling & perfect card.
Take care of yourself.
Prayers & BIG HUGS! ♥

Ardyth said...

Perfectly CAS! Sending hugs and prayers, my friend! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Rose said...

Your card is so perfect! Sorry to hear that its been a tough year to date. I hope the rest of the year is brighter for both you & your family.

Marybeth said...

I'm sorry things have been so hard,Bev! God thinks your one tough cookie ! I've been praying for you all dear friend,can you feel my hugs and prayers...hope so!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Pure, pristine perfection, Bevie! You have made THE most CASlicious card ever!! Holding you close and praying that all will end well sooner rather than later and for the strength you need to get through it all. Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, Bev, despite all the challenges you are facing, you've created The. Most. Beautiful. card ... and written the loveliest post. Reflecting your sentiments right back to you, my dear, sweet friend ... and keeping you all in my warmest thoughts and prayers. BIG hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Oh, Bev, now I've got tears in my eyes! You are such an amazing , inspiring and beautiful person. I'm sorry that it's been a rough start to the year for you and your family but your strength and positivity are a blessing for you and all around you. Big huge hugs to you, Bev, and thank you for sharing your perfect card.

TK said...

Beautiful card, and simply said! Prayers to your for your DH and DS, may the Lord give you all peace, and lift you up through these troubles.

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev such a lovely post. Your card is so perfect for tear, I love it's simplicity and that tiny tear drop! I hope things improve with the men and soon. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Jen Mitchell said...

God bless you Bev and God bless your family. I pray that everything will be alright with DH husband and that you are alright too. Everyone remembers to ask how the patient is doing and nobody remembers to ask how the caregiver is doing. You both need prayers so I'll send some along!