Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MIA...

I know I have been MIA this last week.  There is a reason for it though.  My Aunt has been put on hospice and has merely weeks left to be with us.  We got the news and it really upset my Mom.  It is her oldest sister.  The last couple of years have been very hard on My Aunt.  She has lived her entire life with diabetes, and it is finally taking it's toll on her body.  She has had both legs amputated and was put on dialysis  a few months ago.  Even though we knew it was coming, it is never an easy thing to deal with.  Once reality set in, my Mom realized that she is losing another sister.  There were once 8 children in my Mom's family...now, there are only 5...and after my Aunt passes, 4. 
I have never lost a sibling or a parent, my Mom has endured both kinds of pain.  All I can do is be there for her to lean on.  

I will be back soon with craftiness!  Today, though...this is all I have....
I did this layout when I guested at Nikki Sivils in April.  It is my Mom with her remaining family.    
I made the center flower, I hand stitched the black diamonds in the paper pattern, and I put my handy dandy edge punches to work.  I Also chose a quote by Michael J Fox....
"Family is not an important thing...it is EVERYTHING." 




I did frame this and give it to my Mom, which she has taken up to the nursing home that my Aunt and Grandmother are in and shared it with everyone.  
 My Aunt is the one on the right in the wheel chair...My Mom is the tiny one in the back. :)  

Thanks for stopping by today everyone.  
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt {{{hugs}}} ... you know I love that lo!! And I will be praying for your Mom and your family as you go through this tough time.....

Julie Bonner said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt - sending my prayers & thoughts your way . . . gorgeous layout - the diamond pattern is fabulous!!

Michelle said...

You already know how much I Love this page!! I am really sorry to hear about your Aunt!!! It is so hard to lose a loved one. We are going through the same thing. Thinking of you and your family... {{{hugs}}}

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Soooo sorry to hear about your Aunt. Sending prayer & hugs to you and your family.

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful family page! I love that quote!

scrapbookertink said...

Precious layout and keepsake, sorry about your aunt, thanks for taking the time to play on our blog hop this week.