Sunday, September 15, 2013

A hard week....

It's been a sad week here for our family and our town.

On Wednesday, a classmate of Austin's was struck by a semi while crossing the street. 
She died after being transfered to the Children's hospital in Winnipeg.

She was such a beautiful girl-- always so cheerful and full of life! 
Austin had invited her to one of his birthday parties when he was a little younger and 
out of all the girls in his class (he's had the same class since kindergarten), 
he was closest to her and her best friend.

Sigh....

So, the funeral is tomorrow. And I made a sympathy card. A hard thing to do for a 14 year old....

Apparently, her favourite colour is blue. 
However, when I think of her, I picture yellow and pink. 
So here's the card I made.


I embossed the background with my PTI wood grain impression plate. 
I used a PTI sentiment and my Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamps and dies.


Thanks for looking!



27 comments:

Luanne said...

Oh Leigh! How sad. I'm so sorry! This card is beautiful, and sure to comfort.

Gerry said...

This card is so beautiful for such a sad time. Peace to you, Austin and all who knew her.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

A really beautiful card Leigh. So sorry it had to be for such a sad occasion. :( *hugs*

Joyce said...

What a tragedy. My heart goes out to you, your family, and the family of Austin's classmate. That is just way too young. Your card is beautiful, and I'm sure it will bring comfort to the family.

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card Leigh and what a terrible event that has warranted it.

Miriam Prantner said...

So sorry for you guys, what a difficult thing for Austin to have to deal with. will be praying for you guys!

Kara said...

That's terrible. So sad! Sending you, your son, and your town love and hugs.

Jonathon said...

Leigh, that simply makes my heart break. It never seems right for a parent to lose a child. I will certainly be holding their family and your entire community in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure they will appreciate your beautiful card. Please give your son a big hug.

Stacy said...

Oh Leigh I'm so sorry for all of you. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Tara Elias said...

Oh Leight. So sorry for your son's loss. Praying for you as you help him get through this.

TLady said...

A BEAUTIFUL CARD for a BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL!!!!!! SOOOO SORRY to hear of this tragic accident! HOW TERRIBLE!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL & THE LITTLE GIRLS FAMILY DURING THIS TIME!!!!!!!!! GOD IS NEAR!!!!!!!!:)

Megan Carroll said...

Oh this is such sad news. Sending lots of love and prayers to your family and community.

Heather said...

So sad!! I will pray for their family and the kids in their school. I hope the school had some counsellors in. IF not, go request it. That can be hard on kids.

Cindy C said...

I'm so sorry. How incredibly sad, my heart is breaking for your community & her family. Beautiful card.

Anita Rex said...

I am so sorry Leigh! That is so sad! What a terrible accident. I feel so much for Austin too. Sending you all hugs. Love the card.

Lee said...

Such a tragic situation. Sending hugs and prayers. A beautiful card,Leigh.

Tonya Jastad said...

Beautiful card. Keeping your town in my thoughts and prayers.

Christina said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy, Leigh. Your card for this young lady's family is absolutely lovely. Keeping both of your families in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Jean Martin said...

Oh no! This is terrible. Your card is so beautiful, it will surely bring comfort to their family knowing that so many people care.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful card Leigh. But made for such a horrible reason. So sad. My heart aches for her family and friends.

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

PiecesByEmily said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, Leigh! My prayers are to her family and yours. Austin must be devastated.

Renee said...

While this card is absolutely gorgeous...
it's also perfect for such a tragic occasion...
I know her parents will treasure this and the love it brings.
Prayers to her family...
to yours...
and your town as it deals with this.
We went through a similar situation when the girls were in pre-k...
a classmate of their's ran into the street and was hit by a truck...
the hardest conversation I've ever had trying to explain to a 5 year old why their friend won't be back in class again...
all she could say was "but we just played on the playground together".
It was right before spring break and she thought he would return after break...
it was heartbreaking.
Hugs to you all!

craftvithme said...

I'm so sorry, Leigh. It is such an awful incident. I can't imagine what your family, her family and your town would be going through. I am so sorry for you all. Hugs

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.

Quip1320 said...

Oh my. What a horrible thing for everyone to have to deal with. I love your gorgeous card and I know it will be so appreciated. I'm thinking and praying for you all at this tough time.

Kim S said...

How impossibly difficult to honor the life of a 14-year old but I think you have done it beautifully. Such beautiful soft and gentle colors.

maria f. said...

Oh man is that tough news, Leigh. Hope time helps. You've expressed yourself through your card making talents beautifully and I'm certain the family will appreciate that.
Note: you used the colors I've imagined using if I can get those blooms - pinks and yellows and oranges.

Lindsey said...

Oh how tragic! I've been mostly away from the computer for the last couple weeks and I'm just catching up on all I missed. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your family (especially Austin), Taylor's family, and the countless others who I'm sure are devastated by such a tragedy. What a soft, lovely sympathy card. Praying for peace and healing for all of you!