I have a card to share today that I created over the summer with some left over pieces from my Silhouette. I have quite a collection of "extra" pieces, and I don't have the heart to throw them away!
So everything you so here was from the Silhouette. I used a sentiment from Kimberly's My Craft Spot stamps .
I added a bit of black Flower Soft to the center of the daisy.
The human heart is strange. It is amazing how you can feel happy and sad all at the same time.
This weekend, for the first time in 18 years, my gal spent the night away from us.
We have had her on a list for a place in Illinois called Misericordia. It is a home for disabled adults and children. Now if you don't live in Illinois, you might think that it is a typical state funded group home.
Let me assure you it is not.
It is the Cadillac of group homes.
It is beautiful, well run, and has the most loving staff I have ever known!
With that said, it still tore my heart out to leave my baby girl there.
I absolutely know she is in good hands.
I know this is going to be the best place for her someday.
To be independent, engaged, happy.......
But as her mama, it was difficult.
I can't imagine what I will feel when it is more than just a weekend someday.
This was just a chance for her to get to know them.
For them to get to know her.
And for them to fall in love with this happy,
sweet, loving little girl.
As we have.......
It is always hard to let your children grow up and become independent, but even harder for us moms who have special children.
But I know that it will be the best thing for her.
She is social, active, and loves making new friends. Her world needs more than me to be happy.
Being a parent is tough.
Thank you for your kind e-mails and such....
IT truly helps!