Sunday, February 13, 2011


This card is laying on a white napkin, so don't be fooled by the size as it is just a regular size card.  I happen to be blog  hopping the other day and stopped by Sharon Field's blog at . 

It's a good thing I saw this, printed a copy of it, as after hearing some sad news, I made this card this morning.  My sad news is that my youngest daughter, a school bus driver who was doing her morning route of picking up kids, was basically run off of the road.  The bus had quite a few kids on it at the time.  She was traveling on a back county road when a personal van came towards her and wasn't stopping.  She pulled over to the side of the road, must have hit some ice, slid into a ditch at a 45 degree angle and hit a telephone pole.  She was badly shaken up, and some of the kids were sent to the hospital.  She'll be okay, but the intense investigation that follows will have her up tight for some time.

If that wasn't enough bad news, I found out that one of two grandsons that is stationed in Afghanistan was injured and sent to Germany to the hospital there.  It seems that my grandson and another army buddy was escorting a couple of reporters to a market place when a suicide bomber  decided to blow himself up.  Thank God my grandson "only" suffered a severe head concussion, some broken ribs & fingers.  It could have been worse, so I'm trying to dwell on the positive, and keep on praying that he recovers okay. I'm also praying that  the US Government decides enough of our young armed forces personnel has been there way too long and bring them all home safely and stop this insane war. 

I guess you might say, I made this card in my grandson's honor.  I hope you'll enjoy and leave a comment.  Until next time......


Leslie G. said...

love this card and I am sending positive thoughts for the health of you and yours. I am glad to hear that they are all basically okay. As you say, it could have been worse.

Created BY You said...

What a lovely card, Audrey! Love your blog as well! So glad to hear your grandson is doing better.. My own DS is 'somewhere' in Southeast Asia... just have to trust that he is safe, and always pray for our childrens' and grandchildren's safe return!

Love that you were inspired by a napkin (and my blog)... Thanks for the link to my blog! Thanks for playing along with this week's challenge as well!
Sharon F.

AK Stamper said...

Hey Audrey,
Great looking card love the sentiment......Hope you have a Happy Valentines Day!

Sorry to hear the bad news that's been happening....your daughter did the right thing to avoid being hit and it wasn't her fault the bus slid.

Hope that your grandson will be coming home soon, keeping my finger & toes crossed! It's so gut wrenching to wait for news!


Pattie said...

Lovely card Audrey,hope your daughter and grandsons are feeling lots better now
Pattie said...

Beautiful card...Prayers and comforting thoughts coming your way!
Lots of Cyber Hugs too

bernietom47 said...

Not sure how I ended up on your blog but maybe I was directed here to add a few words of encouragement. I do hope by now your grandson it home and doing well also that your daughter has recovered from her ordeal. Please give your grandsons my thanks for their service. I am saying a prayer all is well with you and yours.
Blessings Bernie