Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Note of Thanks

Mom left a little while ago. I'm so sad that she's leaving, but grateful for the time we had together. She really took good care of me. I didn't expect to be feeling this good in just a week. I have to be careful to listen to my body and not my mind.

I made this card for her yesterday in her favorite color ( and on my lap!) yesterday. The whole family signed it and wrote her nice notes.
The main image is Stampin Up(retired). The background is done with one of the Hero Arts clear sets called Fantastic Flourishes. The sentiment is that set that also includes that create joy (From the Heart Greetings) that I love and you'll be seeing it more in the next few days.

I wish you could see how much stuff has crept upstairs. It looks like the Card Castle annex in my bedroom. LOL!

Since I allowed to take the steps once a day, I've got a plan to camp out down here with the computer and the Card Castle, so you should see me around more in this next week. Sitting up at the computer isn't very comfortable so it'll be a while before I get caught up with all my blog reading. Send me a link if you see something I need to see right away, OK?
Here are a few more pictures and then I'm headed back upstairs today. Have a blessed weekend!

Here is mom and the boys this morning.


Mom with her necklace I strung for her.

13 comments:

Deb said...

Your mom is so cute!! Her picture made me smile. Don't push yourself now that you are "on your own".Deb

marciad said...

The card is gorgeous. Take care of yourself.

loni.sue said...

Love the card, Jack! So beautiful. I saw the Hero flourishes at Joann a few weeks ago and they were my first clear set purchse. I just bought the distressed alphabet today. I miss you.

seamom said...

LOVED the pretty card! So gracious to make, all sign and give it to your Mom.
Having now seen your her, it's obvious where some of your beauty comes from. Pretty smile too! A friend saw your photo on my computer and couldn't believe you were over 30, let alone with 5 kids! You have been missed; glad your back. Do take care....

Jan W. said...

Hi Jacki, Glad you are taking care of YOU! This card is beautiful...a keepsake for ever for your Mom...I love purple too so enjoy all you make.
Jan

Dot said...

Such a beautiful card and necklace for your mom!! Glad to hear that you are feeling better than expected!! Take Care of yourself!!

Dot

Sandy Knecht said...

Your card is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. You Mother is a lucky lady and pretty too. What a smile! You are a lucky lady to have such a great Mom. I'm glad you are recovering quickly. Take care!

jacki j. said...

Thanks for missing me!! I was nicely scolded for not answering my comments... so let me tell you that it's cute that you think my mom is cute... thanks for liking that card. I loved the purples and enjoyed making it for her... I'm really trying hard not to over do (pray for me)
My boy really does look like my mom, but for some reason, he doesn't like to hear that. I'm going to dig up a photo of her when she was 9 and compare it to his 9 year old photo...
Loni, I think that flourish is my favorite (don't I say that about all my stamps?)
and Mary, now that this surgery is in my past, I'm going to regain my girlish figure and take a new picture. This time I'm shooting for 25! Thanks everybody...

Trena in Naperville said...

It's such a blessing you have your mother to come stay with you when you need her. Family is sooooo special.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Awww, how sweet. Your mom is so cute. I was thrilled to be able to meet her. And from what I saw, she DID take good care of you. Cheesecake for dessert in the middle of the afternoon? WHO get's that kind of service? :-)

I'll see you soon.

Juanita B said...

You have a beautiful family! There is no one better equipped to take care of a son/daughter than the mom! Your card is STUNNING, I so love you coloring. HUGS, PRAYERS, and TFS.

Juliana said...

WOW!!
In this post that beautiful flower caught my eye and drew me in! WOW--beautiful coloring!! I think it is the prettiest card I have seen with that set!

Then your family!! More beautiful!!
Your younger son's smile made me laugh--my son does the same look for pictures!

Love the necklace, too!
(found your blog from Julie Kober's Out to Impress--I will be back)

Staci M. said...

Hi, Jacki's Mom! Just catching up on what you're up to. I have a card here to send you & keep missing getting it in the mail!!