Monday, August 31, 2015

Just Breathe

Hello friends!
I am sharing a card that I made for Heidi Swapp who recently had lost her 2nd son.
It is tragic and devastating to have lost a child. No words can ever describe the pain.
As I get older, I realize life has its ebbs and flows, no one is immune to painful lessons in life.
It's God and love ones that can lift your spirit and carry you through.

No, Heidi doesn't know me, but I did meet her in 2012 Scrapfest in Minneapolis. Back then, I hardly knew who Heidi was! Her beautiful merchandise was not available at Michael's here in Canada. And since I am not a scrapbooker, I knew little about that side of crafting and this was 3 long years ago. At the time, only when a friend from the hotel noticed Heidi in the Mall of America and asked to have a photo with her, so I did, too!

Heidi was so sweet and we had a quick photo together.
I just loved how easy, approachable and interesting to talk to Heidi even for a few minutes.
I printed out the words "just breathe" from Heidi's FB share (and see here) and created a card.
just breathe
The card has been mailed out to Heidi amongst the hundreds of cards that she is/will be getting.
I need to let Heidi know that the pain she is suffering is a little less painful when we share her sorrow. I get all teary as I typed this.
We all need to --- just breathe.


30 comments:

Lisa said...

A beautiful l post Virginia and I know Heidi will appreciate this thoughtful and pretty card.

Suchi said...

Beautiful card Virginia! :)
Suchi xx

Bellule said...

So beautiful card !

Bises.♥

Lynn said...

Virginia, a beautiful heartfelt card for Heidi. My heart simply breaks for her family. Keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

Dawn Turley said...

A beautiful card with a beautiful post. So thoughtful Virginia.

Michelle said...

Beautiful words and beautiful card, Virginia.

Renee said...

Gorgeous card and message Virginia :) I get choked up thinking about it too...it must be indescribable heartache.

Noreen Fontana said...

Thank you, XO

Sarah Gray said...

A lovely card and poignant sentiment for such a sad loss - so thoughtful x

Team Clark said...

Very touching post, will keep Heidi and family in my prayers...

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful card. Such a tragedy.

Annette Allen said...

Beautiful card... I am sure it brought a smile and warmed her heart.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Very beautiful!

Dotty Jo x said...

A beautiful card which will surely touch her heart. You are such a kind and thoughtful person, Virginia, Jo x

Taunya Butler said...

You are a beautiful soul and Heidi will be blessed as she reads your letter!! I think you re such a sweetheart!! Love to you and thank you for the reminder - just breathe!!!

Laura Norris said...

A beautiful post Virginia! Your card is lovely and such a good reminder to us all!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a wonderful message, Virginia! So sweet of you to send it, I am sure that it will be appreciated!

Happy Dance said...

Your card is lovely, and will surely be a comfort to her at this most difficult time. When my first husband died many years ago, I learned that we need to tell the people we love that we love them everyday. And to trust that God will take care of us. Thank you for sharing this post, Virginia. We all need reminders of how precious life is. Have a blessed week my friend. Bev

Nicole Parmentier said...

Somethimes it is so hard to find the right words... I think you did in this case. Hope Heidi founds comfort in caring friends like you...

conil said...

...and I get teary just reading it. Sent a card to Heidi as well but it is just to let her know that we're all praying for her and her family during this devastating time. Don't know her either, and can't even fathom what she's been through, just hope this brings her some solace. I know your beautiful card will.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Virginia! Card and all...

~amy~ said...

great pic!
LOVE your card Virginia....it's awesome!

Ruby N said...

So thoughtful <3

"glow" said...

wow... virginia... so kind of you... my mom says she doesnt get cards ready to send till a few months after the funeral... but also has been told by so many of her friends that they appreciated her support showed up later cuz the family is sort of occupied in the beginning so they need help too but i think any family would say that they will be going thru a different phase of grieving later on.. So i think its awesome that you are making one for her now...Its all the same desperately needed... wishing you a lovely day, virginia:) gr8 sympathy card

Debbie Peysen said...

What a beautiful card and lovely writing. Thanks.

Susan F. said...

I didn't know about Heidi. It's a lovely card and special gesture, Virginia.

alexandra s.m. said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Virginia!
It will be treasured!
Bravo to you for doing this!

Christina Hor said...

A beautiful, heartfelt post Virginia. My heart and condolences go out to Heidi. I've came to know (indirectly) two moms within the last 4 months who too loss their precious child, newborn unfortunately to heart disease. Truly no words can heal the pain that Heidi and these two moms go through. But you're right that just knowing that friends and even strangers do feel and share in their loss will help bring some comfort to them and soften their painful heart a little. Heidi will be deeply touch by your heartfelt beautiful card Virginia as well among all the other cards being sent to her. How sweet life is when kindness touch. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and spreading kindness to others Virginia.. Wishing you a blessed and lovely day.

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful card. So thoughtful of you
to send it to her.

Laura Bassen said...

such a great card with heartfelt meaning...can't imagine what Heidi must be going through...so thoughtful of you to think of her!