Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I made this card last weekend using one of the Hero Arts Christmas bird images Julee sent me. I ended up and going out and buying the three bird wood block set myself, because you know me, I find it hard to resist these fabulous birds.

I just thought I'd try and keep posting cards this week, regardless of the circumstances. But I won't list the recipes, cuz that's just too much. I know most of you just like looking at the cards photos the best anyways!
It's early here, and my hubby is still sleeping. I'm sure everyone else staying at his Dad's house is sleeping too, so I haven't heard an update on Muriel, whether or not she's passed yet. As of yesterday around 2pm, she was resting comfortably in her hospital bed, with beautiful lighting, relaxing music, and a loved one by her side. They can't give us any indication on when she might finally pass. It might have already happened, but we haven't gotten an update as of yet this morning.

Eldest Son has decided to go to the young girl's funeral at noon today. His choir will sing the anthem, Fear Not, I Am With You. I think I will go and sit in the back of the church, if there's room, just so I can be there for him when it's over. It will be an extremely difficult one to watch.
The four of us went shopping for funeral clothes last night. Doug and the boys all got suits (Doug didn't have one that fit:), and the boys have never had one, so they're all set. It wasn't that painful, except paying for them! I just needed to get a new pair of black pumps to wear, as I only have dress boots, not shoes. Working out of the home doesn't require too many dress clothes!
Again, thank you for all the wonderful comments regarding Muriel. It's been so sad around here, but we've shared a few good laughs too. That's one thing Muriel left us with--many wonderful memories, and lots of stories that we can laugh about! She was a character, that is for CERTAIN! She definitely lives on in her son, and her grandsons!


  1. Amy you are so strong. I can't even read your posts lately without tearing up...You must be incredibly sad, yet you push on because other's are depending on you.
    You are an inspiration.

  2. Of course another beautiful card. I am always thrilled to see your work. I continue to pray for your family Amy. May God bless and comfort all of you.

  3. Anonymous8:55 AM


    It sounds like you and Muriel had a wonderful relationship. I don't know many daughters-in-law that feel this way about their mother-in-law. What a true blessing. Keeping you in my prayers.

  4. My Grandmother passed in August of this year. She had been ill for a while and not living a quality life. Part of me was happy about her passing, since I knew she was in a better place with my Grandfather and not suffering anymore. But the other part was sad, the part that remembered her taking care of me as a child and always giving me hugs when needed. I don't think it's ever easy, no matter the circumstances. My prayers and thoughts to you and your family as you go through this tough time.

  5. I've been following Murial's progress on your posts. May God fill your hearts with love, comfort and peace.

  6. I am so sorry for this time of sorrow your family is experiencing. What a comfort to know that Muriel knows her Savior and will be seeing him face to face. My prayers continue for you and your family.

  7. (((hugs))) Hang in there girl! Lots of prayers coming your way.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know this is a very difficult time. I pray that you can find comfort and peace. {{{HUGS!}}}

  9. Amy,

    I agree with Trish's comment. Your relationship with Muriel is so special and so nice. I truly am sad for you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers Amy. Take care, and know you have soooo many people out there who are sending you lots of thoughts, prayers and cyberhugs.


  10. Such a beautiful card. As I have always said Amy, you are one truly amazing woman. I hope you can gather some strength from those of use here visiting. You are in my thoughts each day.

  11. I love this card!! And Julee made me buy the birds
    Still praying for ya...and sending a little Texas sun your way!

  12. Anonymous2:12 PM


    I was brousing your site and I started reading and I couldn't help but cry. I can read the love you have for your family, I am so sorry for the pain you are all going through, I will keep you all in my prayers.

    This is something that helped me when I lost my Sister last year, I hope you touches you.

    When the heart grieves
    over what it has lost,
    the spirit cherishes
    what it has kept.
    It is the memories of love
    that will stay with us forever.

    Sandra Campbell

  13. Terri D.2:32 PM

    Oh Amy! I am so sorry to hear of Muriel's stroke and your son's friend. I am at loss for words only to say my heartfelt sympathy to your family, you remain in my prayers.~Terri

  14. Amy - thinking of you and your family during this time. I'll be praying for you.

    Beth (mommy to a busy 4yr old)

  15. My heart aches for you and your family Amy. To be dealing with tragedy on top of difficulty must be so trying. It's wonderful that you have family to all lean on each other. And that you are relying on God. Your entire family has my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Anonymous8:39 PM

    So sorry Amy. My prayers go out to you and yours. I am so glad she knew the Lord and is rejoicing in Heaven tonight. Hugs.


  17. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family, Amy. You're such a brave and courageous woman to keep on keeping on in circumstances where I'd be hiding under a pillow wallowing.

    Your card is beautiful. These little birds just reach out and steal your heart.

  18. beate8:57 AM

    Amy, your card is beautiful! I am so sorry about your Mother-in-law!

  19. Linda Duke6:03 PM

    This is really beautiful Amy!! Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda D


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