A Beautiful Gift

I have been overwhelmed by all the love and support that has been given to me over the past couple of weeks.  I feel so incredibly blessed to have so many thoughtful people in my life who are checking on me and letting me know that they are thinking of me and praying for me.

Today, I wanted to share a special gift I received from my very talented sister in law Jennifer, who is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Washington State as well as a member of my Stamped With Aloha ohana.   

When I received Jennifer's gift, I first opened this beautiful card.  

Trust in the Lord Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Trust in the Lord Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I so appreciate all the intricate details Jennifer put into making this card special.  I love all the layering, the glimmer paper, the textures, the sponging, the pearl embellishments and the embossed words.

 Jennifer wrote a thoughtful message inside the card and shared that this is one of her favorite verses.

These words from the Proverbs 3:5-6 are a great reminder of exactly what I need to do.  This encouragement is especially helpful while I am still in the middle of waiting on a pathology report that will inform me of whether or not the surgery I had was successful or not.

The card was created to coordinate with this gorgeous framed art piece.

Thoughts and Prayers Frame - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Thoughts and Prayers Frame - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Isn't it beautiful?  Just like the card you see so much detail in Jennifer's creation.  One of my favorite parts is the way she embellished the bottom corner with a pink ribbon.  The pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer.  This ribbon was always something that was special to me because of the awareness it brings.  I have so many close friends who have battled cancer and now with my recent diagnosis, it has an even more personal meaning to me.

Pink Ribbon - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pink Ribbon - www.stampedwithaloha.com

What a special detail to remind me to continue to have hope, strength and courage.

This frame perfectly matches the decor in my new stamp room and I will put it on display to serve as an encouragement to all who come over to stamp with me.

A beautiful gift - www.stampedwithaloha.com

A beautiful gift - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I have learned so much on this journey about love and the blessing of being surrounded by loving thoughts and prayers.  

 Even though it is only 5am here I have already received a text message and an email from special friends who wanted to remind me that they are thinking of me and praying for me today.  Its a wonderful feeling to know that I am not alone in this battle.  I know God is with me and so are so many other wonderful people whose prayers have truly helped my heart be lifted.  I am encouraged to continue to put my trust in the Lord with all my heart with an understanding that He is in control.

Thank you Jennifer for using your God given talents to create this beautiful gift.  I know it will serve as a reminder to stay positive not only for me but to all who see it and are truly inspired by your beautiful creation.

Source: www.stampedwithaloha.com