To say that this has upset me is an understatement. While my faith is not shaken nor moved, I have a deep sense of loss.
And creating a card for the death of a young toddler was not natural. Subdued colors just didn't seem right... for there was nothing about this child that was subdued.
For sympathy cards, I often go with butterflies... a symbol of resurrection and the recognition that though this life has ended... there is another to come.
I rejoice that Carl has a life now free from lumbar pokes, iv's, ng tubes, catheters, nausea, sores, confinement, sleeplessness... now he is full of joy and praise and in the presence of Christ!
Card Details: Stamps: Butterfly Inchies, Sympathy, Butterflies are Free Set, I will give you rest, all from Rubbernecker Stamps; Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink: Dark Brown; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers; SU!: Bashful Blue; Papers: Bazzill: brown and embossed green; SU!: Whisper White and Bashful Blue; DP: Me an My Big Ideas; Accessories: border punch, Cut-n-Dry Stamp Pad Felt, label die, and foam tape;