Friday, September 21, 2012

Missing You.....

Today would have been my best friend's 41st birthday. She was taken 3 years ago suddenly.  She was my friend, my children's Godmother, my confidant, my "go-to" person.  We met at the age of 13, with our too big hair, our acid washed jeans, rolled socks, and 80's music playing somewhere in the background. We connected immediately. 
 And tonight her sister is honoring her memory with a dinner and drinks to toast this exceptional woman. She truly had a heart of gold....and there isn't a day that does by that I don't think of her....
This picture was taken on her wedding day....we hadn't gotten our dresses on quite yet...hence the denim and overalls! 
How long ago it all seems....
So I thought I'd share this silly card.....she is probably smiling down on me. She didn't like serious.....she was about being "light" and fun.  She would appreciate this lil' card. 
So this One's for you Jen!

This quick and easy card was created with the Imagine Machine and the Greeting Cards Inside and Out cartridge.  I just added a bit of glitter, lace, stick pin, and paper straw to make it a bit special. 

Thank you for allowing me to share my heart with you a bit today.....


21 comments:

Angela Barkhouse said...

sorry for your loss Michele - I'm sure she has been watching over you. This card is so cute - sounds like your friend would have really appreciated it. My thoughts will be with you today.

Margie H said...

What a fun card, Michele :) Such a sweet post about your wonderful friend...happy birthday, Jen! Hugs to you today xo

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you today...

~amy~ said...

Oh what a wonderful post....so sorry for your loss...your card is absolutely fun!

Joey said...

Hi Michele, your friend will sure have a great big smile on her face looking down, this card is fantastic, thanks for sharing with us all. Joey xxx

snappy scrappy said...

That is so sad!! What a fun fabulous card though!! Lee-Ann :)

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Such a bittersweet post! I love reading the memories and seeing the picture. And what a great idea of getting together to toast her memory and life. I love that.

Your card is sweet! I love that you kept her spirit of fun in it. That makes it so special.

Jingle said...

Michele your card is a perfect tribute, it seems! I wish you peace today as you remember your dear friend.

Melissa said...

friends like that are rare... How lucky to have had time together. Fun projects and memories.

Kazan Clark said...

:( I also lost one of my best friends suddenly this year. Thank you for sharing your memories and honoring your friend. Hugs to you!!!

Thank You! said...

I can see why you two were friends just from your description of her...because you were describing yourself also...sweet and a heart of gold! Take care, my friend!

Lori said...

I think this is a lovely way to remember your best friend. Thank you for sharing.

Craftberry Bush said...

Aww Michelle...I'm so sorry you're missing you beautiful friend...but how great that she's still with you as you remember her...a big hug to you friend...xo

Tracey Sabella said...

I pray that this time of remembering tonight will be a blessing to you. You must miss her so much. Beautiful, fun card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Linda E said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way.

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

This brought a tear to my eyes. Thanks for sharing. May you continue to delight in your memories and cherish the time you had together.

La-Vie

Karen Letchworth said...

I always enjoy your projects so much, Michele. But this one really touched my heart. I cannot imagine my life without my BFF (we met when we were 4), so my heart really feels for you. I believe that people enter our lives and leave footprints on our hearts that the world can never erase. Just count the blessings of having met her and cling to the silliest, best memories.
You are a special friend, crafter, Mom and person. You amaze me continually, and I am glad that God has sent you into my life to be a blessing and an encouragement. I hope that I can be a blessing to you, just by letting you know that I am CERTAIN her life was made better by knowing and loving YOU!

Karen

vdoyle8 said...

I'm so sorry -- you lost your bff way too early.

Something Special said...

Love the card and love the post. Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

What a beautiful way to pay tribute to your BFF. I'm sure she is smiling down on you.

Marta said...

I am so sorry for your loss and pain. I understand. My dearest friend also died suddenly 2.5 years ago. She went into the hospital with a cold and never came home. I still wake up sometimes with the intent to call her or see her because I forget she's not with me. Thank God for His mercy, love, and grace through the cross because we are reunited again. I will pray for you and her family.