I have to link this card I received recently from my friend, AMY (thanks very much)...it is gorgeous and inspired me to search out ANOTHER chandelier to keep our lil' friendly competition going!  Today's uploadfor SCS was the result.  I can't believe I found another image and a single clear stamp no less from Heidi Swapp. I stamped it with Galaxy Gold and embossed with Platinum powder.   I love the slightly tarnished look...how about you?

I'm sending this to my oldest son whom I took back to university this week.  And while it was much easier this time (and still only 100 miles from home)...the emptiness is profound...our youngest son was just commenting to me, how much he missed his big bro.  I didn't cry this time...not even on the drive home...I am so thrilled for him, it's just meant for him to be at this school during this time of his life! So I suppose you could say my heart was overflowing with contentment...knowing that all we have put into his life is bearing fruit away from us.  And that he calls on Friday night about 10:30, just having gotten back from church...a very cool rocking Jesus loving body of young adults that choose to spend Friday nights in worship and fellowship. He said,  "Mom, you will love John Mark's message....(I usually listen to podcasts on Mondays) and he spent a good 5 minutes filling me in on what had struck him."  Yep, it is contentment and a grateful heart.

Now I just hope he learns that you can always make do and even scrabble an "U" into a 'N'.  Shine bright, Sam! 


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a beautiful card Susan!! How hard it is for us Moms to let our little ones grow but he certainly sounds like a very well rounded young man and I have no doubt he will do just fine!!
Just wait...it gets better ... they grow, get married, have children ... then you get to worry about the grandkids (like I do now)! Where does the time go ...

Julia Aston said...

I love your new chandelier Susan and cannot believe that you cut that all out so neat and trim!!

Sounds like your son is definately in the right place - and how wonderful that he calls you - and grows his faith there - you are blessed Susan!

~amy~ said...

Susan....WOWZERS....LOVE the HS chandelier...I must have that one to add to my collection!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are a FABulous Mom...the scrabble comment cracked me up :)