breaking hearts

Hello fellow artists and friends, I thank you in advance for your time.  I am writing today with a broken heart, aching for a young wife who lost her husband unexpectedly. He leaves young daughters also.  And while I am so very sad, I know that God holds each of us in HIS hands, with HIS timing and our understanding of events might not be known this side of heaven.  

I can't begin to imagine how she feels. And yet, I am compelled to pour time into these bits of papers and inks.  Isn't that the gift we give when we are moved to express what is in our hearts.  Words so often fail and yet, we continue on to find the right image or sentiment that will be a salve to a broken heart.

The Inkadinkadoo Kid's Quote sentiment reads, "if you need to fix a BROKEN Heart, friends make the best glue".  Such comfort out of the mouth of a precious child!  Having lost loved ones, I do know there will be many stages of grieving.  My prayer is that she will find each need met along the way.

This card is entered in the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge #123 Proverbs 3:3
Scripture"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3.  The challenge was to include a heart on your project.  I chose to use a foil doily that I embossed with Tim Holtz distress powder in dusty pink.  I tore the heart, rolled it back so the sentiment would be visible.
A Kaisercraft lace die cut from their recent paper group adds a bit of color at the top.

I would ask if you would cover this family in prayer.  Thank you.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Susan - it is such a lovely surprise to see you playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - your card is fabulous, I love the sentiment and that Doily Heart - fabulous Susan!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Emily Keaton said...

A beautiful and heartfelt creation, Susan.

Stella said...

A lovely and heartfelt creation; and your post......I am just sitting here; realising how blessed I am to have my family...

I will keep them in my prayers...So sorry to hear this. Take care...

Benzi said...

Oh, my heart grieves for this young wife and all his family. You've made a precious card and I know you poured your heart into every inch of it. Prayers for this heartbroken family.

Sabrina said...

What a tragedy that must be - I know that you can comfort with the comfort you yourself have experienced. It's hard to think that life can ever be normal again for this family...but God is the great Comforter and Healer - and good friends help too :D.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi. I'm so glad I came across your lovely blog and got to see all of your beautiful creative work. I am with Word Art Wednesday, the sister site to Stampin' Sisters in Christ, and we would LOVE to have you link up one of your beautiful cards in our challenge there. We would be blessed to have you link with us. We only ever have one requirement for our challenges, and that is to use scripture or an encouraging sentiment. We hope you will join us.
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator

P.S. I'd love to follow your blog (if you don't mind), and I invite you to visit and follow mine. I hope to enjoy more of your work in the future.

nwilliams6 said...

Susan, I am so sorry for this young wife and those children and for your heart as well. Sometimes the bumps in life are genuine craters. They hurt so bad it steals the breath from you. What a lovely card - that sentiment is so sweet and comforting. I added an extra prayer for this sweet family - hugz!