Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

"A mother's love goes on and on, even when her child is grown and gone. God planted a Mother's love so deep that the roots of it go deep and far into our hearts. There is no place to resign, quit, or escape."

I just want to share a very personal Mother's Day card I made for my mama. For all my mom's love, sacrifices and words of wisdom, she deserves the best that I can come up with!

The colors are inspired by Dawn Mcvey's Raspberry Suite color challenge.

To my Mamang {mother-in-law}, my sister Jane, all my sisters-in-law, and all the mothers ... Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Day The Time Stood Still

Monday, May 5. I came home from work and there was a message on our phone voice mail box. It was my sister from Manila telling me to call her ASAP. The tone of her voice lack the usual cheerfulness. The call was made at 3:30 AM {Manila Time}. At that moment, I swear, my heart just stopped beating. Why would she call me at this time if nothing's wrong? Is it my mom, my dad, my nephew/s? Please God, not any of them.

For 2 hours I tried to reach them {mom's house, sister's house, their cell phones} but my effort was futile! It was the longest 2 hours of my life ... until finally my sister called again. My dad had a heart attack and was rushed to the ICU.

Heart Attack. ICU. My dad. The words did not register at first. In my line of work, these words are "normal". I say them almost everyday except the words MY DAD. Then it hits me! I can't imagine him in ICU. I am my Papa's girl and I can picture him in 100 different ways except being seriously sick.

The last 3 days were very hard. I wanted to be by his side and tell him that everything will be OK. I also wanted to be with my mom and sister so that together we can be strong for him. But I am miles and miles away from them. With my husband's support and my faith, we waited patiently and by God's Grace, my dad survived!

To all our friends who included us in your prayers, thank you so much. Through our prayers my dad is now recuperating at home, where he belongs!

My dad is a joker! My mom took this photo almost 12 years ago when dad lost his front tooth! That's me and my sister Jane with our loving father.

God is great ... always,

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

A friend of mine ordered 20 Thank You cards a couple of weeks ago. Delivery date is May 2. So last Friday, hubby and I spent our usual "Friday night home date" working on these cards.

Instead of working in my craft studio, I put out a blanket in the living room, scattered my craft materials, opened a bottle of wine, prepared crostini with spinach and garlic dip and voila... we had a perfect craft night date!

Following my instructions, JV trimmed, punched and glued all the patterned papers while I took care of stamping and tying the ribbons. After 3 hours, {I guess we spent more time drinking, eating and chatting than working!!} the cards are good to go!

By the time you are reading this post, the cards, 20 of them are signed, sealed and delivered!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'll Be Your Umbrella

Kristina Werner is celebrating her 50th Color Inspiration Challenge this week. I love the vibrant colors she chose for this special challenge. They remind me so much of spring flowers that will bloom in our backyard very soon!

Thanks Kristina for the inspiration! Have a great weekend!
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