Sunday, March 8, 2009

True Friend

When I was looking for a project o post tonight, I came across this card I made a few weeks ago. How little did I know at the time it would be perfectly suited for such an evening!

Deployments are nothing new to me. In my 12 years of marriage, DH and I have been apart probably half of that time. What makes this one more "special" is that we are living in a foreign country. On a day to day basis, I hardly notice (except for not being able to read the street signs!). Then...you get sick...and don't have another adult to help you out, or family even remotely close by!

This past week my 2 older kids and I got sick with some yucky URI. It really kicked me in the rear! I was blessed to have friends that brought groceries, homemade soup, took my 3 year old so I could rest, gave me flowers...seriously, I was SO appreciative. Military spouses ROCK!

So, here is my card with a sentiment that is fitting for all my "girls":



Stamps: True Friend (SU)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Blue, Chatterbox DSP
Ink: Marker to Stamp: Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Blue
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon

Thanks for looking! I promise to make it by all my blogger girls shortly with some love!

25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I hope you and the kids are over the worse part of the bug. It is nice that there is a community close by that can help in times of need. I am sure you will return the favour if needed.

I love the colours on the card (and the DSP). The image goes so well with the image.

Jen said...

Hope everyone is feeling better - that is no fun, but glad that you have some great friends who have been able to help out.

And no, I don't have a tax background. I don't even think I've studied anything tax related since I passed the CPA exam...sorry!

Kay said...

Yip, being a military spouse is totally the toughest job in the military, regardless of which branch of service you call home. But on the flip side, you get all these wonderful, brave, strong, inspiring women as friends. Your card is perfect!
Glad to hear you are feeling better :)

Diane said...

It's a beautiful card and the girls will love it. Hope you're feeling better and stronger now.

laos348 said...

I am hoping that everyone is feeling much better at your house! Your card is really pretty!

Gina said...

Very pretty, those colors are great. I really like the DP.

Hope everyone is feeling better.

Naomi said...

I am so glad you have some women there to help you out! I can't imagine being without my husband for more than a day or two, especially with kids. I must say, thanks for what you and your family do for the rest of us! It means a lot to me. Jim was in the Navy before we met, and I don't know that I could do it if I had to. You amaze me, and THANKS!

katiesniche said...

Hope everyone is feeling better. Cute card, love the colors!! and the layout.

Traci said...

Cute card! I love the paper you used and the flower is so pretty. Hope you and your kids are feeling better. Glad to hear your friends were there to help you out!

peggysue said...

This is wonderful to have that support. Hope you all feel better soon! And I admire you military moms so much!
That is a fabulous card, love the colors, the layout and its reason for being.

Louise Forsyth said...

This is really lovely. I am so glad you had support when you needed it even though your DH wasn't around.
I am sure all your friends realise you would do the same for them.

theneon said...

Beautiful card -- glad you are back inking things up. So nice to have such a great support group to help you when you need it most. You've had a lot going on in your life since I last visited. Take good care of yourself. Martha Kay

Kim said...

Hope you and the kids are feeling better now!

You're card is great! The colors are very nice together!

Heather said...

Great card! Military spouses do rock! It has its disadvantages, but it helps to have the support from those women when you are having a hard time! Hope you guys get to feeling better soon!

JazzyH said...

Hope everyone is getting better. Great card.

Holly said...

My DH and I have been married 12 years too, but haven't had to deal with the separation like that. You are amazing to be able to do that AND also live in a foreign country! I'm so glad you have friends nearby to help out and lend a hand (or food or whatever!) Your card is just beautiful and I know each and every person who would receive it would be so thrilled! Hang in there and I hope you and your kiddos get over those URI's quickly!

Mary said...

Very pretty! Really like that DP!

Rachel Brumley said...

Your card is beautiful - love the colors.

Hope you and the kids are feeling better. I used to work for the Navy and had a lot of friends who were military wives. They always talked about how close their community was and how many ended up being life time friendships.

I'm glad that you had people there for you.

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Saved By Grace said...

This is really a pretty card, I love the layout, and the coloring you used.

kat9 said...

wonderful card. You must of had a long week. I hope everyone is doing better now. It is nice to have a support group.

Sankari W. said...

So happy to hear that you are feeling better!! That is never any fun to go through all that alone - you are so lucky to have such a great support team!!! Your card is just beautiful!!! I LOVE those colors together --- that flower and bling and color combo are just per-fect!!!!!!

Sending you lots of get well wishes and big HUGS!!!!
love
Sankari :)

jennifer said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear you were so sick. But, glad to hear that you have such wonderful friends to help you through. This is a beautiful card to honor them! Hope you're feeling better :) Your strength and sacrifice are so admirable!

scrappinmominky said...

Great card. I'm glad you had people there to help you. I can only imagine how hard it is to be so far from home and sick. Are you all better now? This year has been a bad year for sickness I think. We've had a lot going on here.

The colors on the card are great. They go so well with this set. I think I've used similar colors with this set in the past. They just go with it.

CathyRose said...

I hope you and the kids are feeling better. It is wonderful that you have the support of your friends there. God bless them, for sure! Beautiful card!

thescrapmaster said...

Love this stamp set! I really like how you used this set on your card. It is lovely.