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Monday 30 May 2011

Sorry, I have'nt been around

Good evening folks, sorry I have'nt been around during the last week, I have been contemplating whether to put on my blog why, but as I know you are all such lovely people, who I consider as friends, I feel very able to share my sad news with you. My brother Ian  passed away last Wednesday. He was only 19 and fought very hard in his battle against Leukemia. Although we were told to expect the worse, it still came as a shock when we found out.

I have been really down since then and Hubby and my Kids have been amazing. I spent yesterday afternoon in my craft room as Hubby thought it might help and yes, it did.  You hear people say that crafting helps to get you through the bad times and I can agree with this, as it did take my mind off things. Today, we have been to Lincoln  in the pouring rain with our daughter Sam and grandson Bradley and it was just what I needed. My little grandson really cheered me up, although bless him he did'nt realise that he was doing so, he was just being his usual happy little self.

Thought I'd show you a couple of cards I made a couple of weeks ago using Little Claire's Good Things, Wheelbarrow.

I'm going try and catch up with you all over the next day or so. Hope you are all well.

Big Hugs.



Debs M said...

i am so sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you and yours at this very difficult time x x

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, I was thinking earlier that you hadn't posted recently and was wondering if you were okay. I am so sorry to hear about your brother ... I know you were told to expect the worst but it never makes it any easier when it happens. It is natural to feel down when something likes this happens but glad to hear crafting helped to keep your mind off it and of course your gorgeous little grandson.

Yours cards are lovely! Such a fab image and isn't it great how you can make 2 completely different cards using the same image.

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Love & Hugs

Lisa x

Vicky said...

Darling I am so sorry to hear of your sad thoughts and prayers are with you sweetie....and crafting does help. My father passed away 5 years ago at the age of 59 from cancer and it helped me get thro' such a very sad time for me..

sending big Vicky xx

Lou Mac said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad news, I wish there were words which could make it better - but there isn't! I'm glad you have a family network you can rely on to keep you upbeat!!

Your cards are gorgeous and original as always - I especially love the shaped easel one!! Cute little image you've used too!!

Take care Donna!! xo Lou Mac.

Juls said...

Dear Donna,

I am so sorry to hear your news, Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and sending cyber hugs .... I am sure crafting will have helped to take your mind off things and it sounds like you have a loving supportive family too!!

Thinking of you
Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Hi Donna,
Awww hun, so sorry to hear your news. It is always hard when people we love die so young. I can't advise how best to deal with it as I have never lost someone so close so young but you will find a way and it sounds as if you have a really supportive family.
My thoughts are with you.
Dawn xx

Milliesmarvels said...

Dear Donna, I am so sorry to hear this and am so sorry for your awful loss. Crafting is a great healer and the cards you have made are really beautiful. Sending hugs.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Donna,
So sorry to hear of your sad news,losing someone so close is always so hard but you have a fantastic family and crafting to help you get you through this tough time
Sending the biggest of hugs

Gorgeous cards as always :) xx

Lou said...

Hi! truly sorry Donna,such a sad time for you and your family and my thoughts are with you.
take care,hugs Lou.xx

Jules said...

Hi Donna

I am so sorry to read your sad news.

Expected or not you can never be prepared because you are always secretly hoping for a miracle.

Thank goodness you have such a lovely family around you for support.

Take care Donna.

Sending you love and cyberhugs

Love Jules xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hey Donna, I'm really sorry to hear your sad news, thinking about you.

Liz x

Sally said...

Hi Donna, I was beginning to get a tad worried about you 'cos you hadn't posted for a few days & now I know the sad reason why. There is nothing I can say that will make you feel any better but I will say that I have lost 3 members of the family in the past few years so I can understand some of your pain. Do what ever it takes to get you through this sad time & when ever you think about your brother always remember the good times.
love & hugz Sally x

Elly P said...

Dear Donna,
So sorry to hear your sad news. I understand what a difficult time this will be for you all, as I lost my son when he was 26. If I can be of any help to you at all at any time, please do not hesitate to ask.

Your cards are beautiful. Grandchildren are a blessing.
(when you can, please let me have your email address again as I lost them all during my pc issues at the weekend)
Elly P
x x

Sally said...

Me again. Sorry but I forgot to comment on your lovely cards. Smashing little wheelbarrow stamp & gorgeous papers on both cards. I love the daisies on the 2nd card a perfect finish.
Sally x

Deborah Frings said...

Dear Donna - I am so very sorry to hear such sad news. It's only a couple of months since my sister died, so I can understand your grief and pain. Sending you love and hugs. You and your family are in my prayers.

The support from your family and friends will help you through this. And crafting does, in its own way, help a lot.

Both the cards you've shared today are beautiful - but yours are always lovely.

Take care, Deborah xx

Cor* said...

Oh my gosh Donna. I am so sorry to hear of this, yet so glad you feel you can share this with us, your blogging family. We are certainly here for you. Sending you cyber strength & a hugs from afar! Memories last a lifetime, they really do (something I learned after my dad passed when I was 13). Find a way to channel your hurt, yet always remember to keep smiling. Crafting is good for the soul. Take Care

debby4000 said...

I'm sorry to hear you sad news, sending cyber hugs.
Your cards are fabulous Donna and hope you continue to find some comfort in crafting.

Jackie said...

I am so sorry to hear your very sad news, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Both of your cards are beautiful, so bright and cheery :o)
Jackie xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Donna,
I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I know that no amount of words can make you feel better, but it is true what they say and time does heal. I lost my sister 7 years ago and I know how painful it is, but you will find strength. Carry on crafting as it is such good therapy, Hugs, Teresa x

Autumn Mist said...

Hi Donna, just to say my thoughts are with you at such a sad time. Nothing can prepare us for the actual event. I'm glad you have such a supportive family around you, and we are all here for you too. Big hugs, Jane xx

melsanford said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. So young, such a shame. My thoughts are with you and your family. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

coops said...

oh donna.i am so sorry to hear your very sad news.there is nothing i can say that will take away your hurt but we are all here for you should you need us.
hold on to the happy memories.
sending hugs.
thinking of you and your family hun.

xx coops xx

Claire said...

Hi Donna, I have already left you my comment on the SS&S DT blog. It's great to see you back with some fabulous creations and I'm glad the crafting took your mind off things. My thought are with you hun at this sad time. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna
Glad to see you are crafting, and these cards are beautiful.
Sending you lots of love
Jack xx

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, so sad to read your news. I knew there must be something wrong when you hadn't been around. I really feel for you and will keep you in my prayers today and in the coming days as I know it must be very hard. Glad your hubby and close family are helping you get through this difficult time. Your cards are lovely. Luv & Hugs, Trish xx

Donna said...

Hi Donna...I too had wondered where you were...I thought it unusual that you hadn't posted for a while. I am so so sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts are with you and your family at such a difficult time...I can't begin to imagine what you must all be going through...sending lots of love and hugz sweetie :) Donna x

PS: Your cards are beautiful!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just catching up with everyone after the weekend.So sorry to hear your very sad news Donna. You're right crafting does help and blogging buddies are a comfort too. I'm so sad for you, 19 is just no age. Sending hugs. Marianne x (Fab cards too.)

Wishcraft said...

Donna I'm so sorry to hear your sad news hun. I don't think you can ever really be prepared, however much you're told to expect it. I'm glad your family are helping you through, and you know where I am if you ever want a chat. Hugs, Lisa x

PS. Lovely cards as always.

Jessica said...

I'm so very sorry Donna - you must all be devastated. I wish there was something I could say to be of comfort to you.

Grief is so personal, so I won't say I know how you feel.

These words really stuck with me through a difficult time.

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Your cards are, as ever, fantastic. Jxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Your card is lovely and i'm glad that your crafting has helped a bit.
Sending you big hugs!
Lynsey x

Karina said...

Oh my, Donna dear, I am soooo sorry to read about those sad news. I already was wondering about your ansence the last days. I am sending you deep thoughts and strength your way. Crafting always helps to get on other thoughts and get some distance for a while. Your cards are beautiful, hun.
Big hugs to you from here,

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this very sad news Donna....hope it helps to know how much we care about you and that we're there for you! Your wheelbarrow cards are both beautiful :-) Sending you tons of cyber hugs xoxox

Little K Smith said...

Oh Donna, I'm so sorry for your loss, I lost my 18 year old brother last year in tragic circumstances and I've found crafting (along with medication) a huge help. Thinking of you all in this most difficult time, you'll get through it and I know you'll have days when you think you won't. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweetie!! I am so very sorry for your loss! So glad that you have this forum of friends here and that your crafting is an outlet for you. I would like to say sorry for not being around as well...otherwise I would have commented a while back on this! I didn't know!

Your cards are always stunning and I'm so glad that you enjoy to share them with us...with you all the way dear!! BIG HUGS and prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

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