Friday, April 18, 2008

*Flashback Friday*

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...
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7 comments:

Jennifer R said...

Love your card Nancy! Sorry you have started with a migraine, absolutely no fun!!!
Glad you are able to "journal" your feelings about your Dad on your blog. I think that it is so important not to push these memories and feelings aside.
I'll be thinking about you over the next few days! Take care! Jennifer

Joy T. said...

Awww a beautiful card for such a special dad. I hope it keeps getting easier for you Nancy. We are waiting for the snow here which is supposed to appear to night. And I am THRILLED about it. That was me being sarcastic. I'm not thrilled at all about it. Stupid snow. Stupid cold weather.

Tracy.H said...

This is a great card, Nancy! I am sure your dad loved it.

Hope you are feeling better today...although this weather will not help matters!! Yuck! :0)

Quilt Nut said...

love this card Nancy

Gailanne said...

Nancy, thanks for sharing your special card. I too lost my dad far too early and so I really resonated with your blog entry today. On a lighter note, how 'bout those Flames! Since our Vancouver Canucks blew up at the end of the season, we're all rooting for your Calgary team. We know they'll blow away those Sharks on Tuesday night.

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

Hi Sweetie... what a pretty card, and I am sure your daddy just loved it to pieces. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories with all of us. You and your daddy had a wonderful loving relationship, and the loving thoughts of him will live on forever.

Much Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen

Carol said...

That is a beautiful card you made for your dad. I can relate to how you feel Nancy. I too lost my dad very sudden in 2004 and the last time I saw him was in the hospital on Labor Day. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away one week after being hospitalized. Isn't it strange how we never forget certain moments/days?

Carol Hinton