Awkwardly Catching Up and Genuinely Sending Love

Sending Love

Friends, it’s been a rough couple of months at The Creative Blend HQ.

My dear friend, my sweet “sista”, Sara, passed away two weeks ago.  She became cancer and pain free. She fought a lifelong and courageous battle. Her sister never left her side and fulfilled every promise to her. To know and love such strong women is an inspiration to me.

Sara loved life, no matter what was thrown her way. She loved to laugh and lived with a servant’s heart, when it would have been understandable for her to be angry, bitter and questioning. She was never afraid to tell anyone that she loved them and just how much. She leaves behind a devoted sister and a wealth of cousins and friends who will honor her memory forever.  Sara was talented and creative, one of our favorite pasttimes together was to make cards. We shared ideas and supplies, frustrations and triumphs. She was so supportive of me and my creativity and I will miss her positive spirit so much.

It is a testament to Sara, the outpouring of grief, sorrow and compassion for those left behind. She taught us how to keep going in the face of adversity and she showed us how to leave this earth with dignity and grace. I was blessed to be a small part of her life and to share in her laughter and in the quiet moments of peace.

I made this card above to send to our favorite charity, Pilots for Patients, with a group donation in Sara’s memory. This organization was so important to Sara and her sister, as it helped them go to treatments without having to worry about the time and expense of travel. It helps so many people relieve the burden of travel to get the treatment and care that they need all over the country.  If you are led to meet a need or have a need that needs met, please check them out. They are the very definition of loving your neighbor.

Sara wouldn’t want me to stop creating, to stop doing something I enjoy so much just because I’m sad. On a whim, I submitted to promote scrapbook.com’s (affiliate) 7 Sizzling Days of Summer. I was selected to participate and was sent products to use in my posts this week and product that I’ve been gifted and chosen to give away to some of you lucky, wonderful people! I hope you’ll join me starting Tuesday for a look at projects, to learn how you can earn free product and get great discounts on your scrapbook.com orders, and for an opportunity to get freebies sent from me to you! If you’re not receiving emails each time I update, you’ll want to enter your email address below to get an email each time I update this week. I don’t want you to miss out on anything going on this week!

With love and hugs,

Donna

 

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