Dealing With Grief – Family, Love, Healing. UDI Inspiration Challenge 155

image from www.jillsstampingcorner.comSorry for the delay in posting today. I had trouble with how I was going to start my post. It is an emotional day, how does one cope with grief. Today marks the one year anniversary of my Uncle Gordon's passing. And I also can't help be think about my Uncle George who passed earlier this year.  These were two great men, and taking a quote from my cousin John in an email that he sent, "Those brothers both lived rich lives of experiences most only dream about, but in the end it all comes down to the enduring love that these men had for and from those closest to them." It is that love that has been instilled in us, our family,  which helps in the healing process of our loss. Gordon may have just been "my Uncle" but he was a fascinating man. Click the link to learn more about Gordon St. Angelo. This leaves only my father, who is dealing with memory loss. So in the flood of emotions today I wonder if he realizes what day this is. That may be a blessing for him, that today is just another day. To all my family I send my love and good thoughts, and to Gordon's sons and their families I send extra big hugs.  Through the grief, today is a day to celebrate this wonderful man, the incredible life he had, and the abundance of love he share. Uncle Gordon, you are truly missed and we love you much!

image from www.jillsstampingcorner.comSo, with that I say…celebrate life! For this week's inspiration challenge that is exactly what I did. Here is our Inspirpation Challenge 155 photo. What better way to celebrate life but with a birthday card.


image from www.jillsstampingcorner.comTo create a card like this you will need the following: Bright Blossoms, Loving Thoughts, and Create a Cupcake stamp sets; Naturals White card stock; Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, and Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pads. The accessories used for this card are: Jumbo Sticky Rounds, Bitty Buttons, 3/8" Satin Stitched ribbon in the following colors Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, and Gumball Green.  

If you would like to play along in this challenge, post a comment below.  To see what the other Divas create for today's challenge, visit Utah Divas International.

Thanks for stopping by Jill's Stamping Corner (JSC), and be inspired, be creative, and share.

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