This week I tackled a project I’ve been putting off since January — writing thank you notes for my husband’s funeral. We had such an outpouring of sympathy and support and it was really bothering me that I hadn’t done them.
I used the Kindness and Compassion stamp set which was perfect for this task. It covers Sympathy and Thank You and has sayings for both the front and inside of cards.
Now I all I have to do is sign them and send them out.
Supplies I Used Today:
My husband, Mark, passed away on December 22, 2019 at the age of 60 after a 7 month battle with Glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive brain cancer.
There is no cure for Glioblastoma — it is always fatal with a median survival time of 12-15 months (with treatment).
Mark’s treatment consisted of surgery to remove as much tumor as safely possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. The point of these treatments was only to buy time as there is no cure.
To find out more about Glioblastoma visit NORD (the National Organization for Rare Disorders) or the ABTA (American Brain Tumor Association.
Mark J. Carr
Jul 13, 1959 – Dec 22, 2019
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I am so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful card and tribute to your husband. I lost my 30 year old son to glioblastoma in 2019, 6 months after his diagnosis.
Linda, Thank you! I am also sorry for your loss. 30 is so young, I’m sure you must be heartbroken. Losing a husband is hard but losing a child must be devastating. Sending you big hugs!
This card is so gorgeous Diana, the colours, flowers and words all come together as a a beautiful reflection of thanks.
So sorry for your loss, it must have been such a difficult time for you and your family.
You have a great talent with cards – so pleased you have rejoined StampinUp and blogging again, a wonderful inspiration to follow!
It came up on my Pinterest feed so I will definitely follow and look forward to more of your creations.
Louise (Brisbane, Australia)
Thank you Louise. Your kind words are so encouraging and truly appreciated!
So sorry for your lost. My husband lasted 8 months after his diagnoses of glioblastoma. I pray you and your children are comforting each other, it is so very lonely to lose your husband.
Thank you Jo. I am very sorry for your loss as well. I hope you are doing okay. It is very lonely but I am lucky to be surrounded by my children and friends and to be able to escape into my craft room. Please reach out if you ever need someone to talk to. Sending virtual hugs to you. ❤️
So very, very, sorry to hear. That is the same cancer that my mom had at the end. She was diagnosed with stage 2 when they first discovered it and it evolved from there over a few years to the glioblastoma. She lived about six months after the glioblastoma diagnosis.
This card caught my attention because it is so striking, yet simple and can be adapted by using different sentiment stamps.
I am going to be using something similar with a group of women in a half way house . I wanted a card that beginners could use for either an Easter or Mothers’ Day card.
Hi Cynthia, I agree –– this card is really adaptable and perfect for beginners. Thanks for stopping by!