Happy Friday everyone.... I am enjoying a day off work (I don't work Fridays) and had planned to do nothing but craft... but then I had to run out to buy milk so I thought I'd stop at Starbucks too. Got home, started to craft and then my phone rang... Spence Diamonds to say that my ring is back from the shop. And since it's snowing pretty good and we're expecting up to 20cm by tomorrow afternoon, I figured I shouldn't waste time so I hopped in the car and drove to the south end to get my ring. Then I stopped at work (The Scrapbook Pantry) to pick up some stuff to use on the birth announcements I'm working on for a friend of mine. Then a quick stop to pick up take-out for Matthew, a traffic jam and now I am home. My plan for the rest of the afternoon is to craft, but my headache is turning into a migraine as we speak so I might be laying down instead. Sigh
And then, I look at the date and realize what today is.... and thus the reason for this card. Two years ago today was the last time I saw my Dad before the stroke that took his life. Mom and Dad had been here in Calgary for Easter and they flew home on April 18, 2006. I think I knew something was going to happen as I cried and cried and cried after they left. Dad had a stroke eight days later and we let him go 8 days after that.
I created this card in 2002 I think... and sent it to Dad for Father's Day. The cardstock is all shades of blue... I added some lines on the front of the bottom layer for some interest. I coloured the geckos (an image by Magenta) using my Radiant Pearls (can you still buy those???). I took a lot of time and care trying to blend my colours... I remember wanting the card to be great for my Dad.
I was, and still am I suppose, a Daddy's Girl... and while the pain has gotten easier with time, I miss him every day.
Here's a card for you, Daddy.... I love you and miss you...