06 May 2010

Simple Sympathy

I had to make some sympathy cards last Sunday, which is never easy. They are even harder when it is a family member who has passed away. Last weekend my aunt lost her husband, my cousins lost their father, and I lost my uncle -- to cancer. He fought a brave battle all the way to the end, and now he is resting in peace.

I know there is nothing I can say to any of them that will make this mourning process any easier. So I chose to just make a simple card (I made 3 of the same card) using this gorgeous tree form the Dream Big set. I went with the tree because that's the kind of man my uncle was - strong, solid, tall, larger than life. I have the fondest memories of him from back when we were all kids.

Inside the card I used the With Sympathy sentiment, which says "May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. With Sincerest Sympathy." I love that sentiment - as much as I can love a sympathy sentiment. But my aunt and cousins are close, and I know that they will find great strength in themselves, their spouses, and their kids in the coming weeks.

2 comments:

Helen said...

I'm so sorry about your uncle, Taylor. Your card is beautiful.

kim.mom said...

Beautiful card! So sorry you had a need for a sympathy card, though. Your whole family will be in our prayers.