Rose for Rosita

Last week I began to get back to business and held my first stamp class and Bunco gathering.  I am holding an official grand opening of my new stamp studio on October 15th but since I've been feeling better I was excited to begin my classes and events again. 

It was so wonderful to have people in my home again for inspiration, creativity and fun!  Our Bunco theme this month was Tickled Pink and featured our Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  I made some simple clear box favors for each guest to take home.

 Fabulous Flamingo Clear Box Treats - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Fabulous Flamingo Clear Box Treats - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I can't tell you how refreshing it was to be with everyone again.  I missed the smiles, laughter and friendship we share.

 Goldie came to one session and brought baby Duke!  We all couldn't believe how much he had grown and how GOOD he was.  Even with all the noise he didn't make a peep the entire evening.  What a precious little blessing he is!

 Goldie and Duke

Goldie and Duke

Rosita, pictured below (far left in the front row) with her daughter Sarina (pictured on the left behind her) came to both Bunco gatherings this month.  It is always wonderful to have this mother/daughter duo there because they are both so kind and loving, just really GOOD people!  I enjoy having them around!

 Monday Stampin' Bunco Group - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Monday Stampin' Bunco Group - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Well, last night I found out that Rosita had been admitted to the hospital.  I was so sorry to hear that this dear sweet woman was suffering. 

As the news spread to the other ladies who know her, all shared their concern.

This morning I went with another friend from our stampin' ohana to go visit her.  We stopped and bought her some roses to go along with this card that I made for her this morning.

 Graceful Garden Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Graceful Garden Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It was hard to see her laying there knowing she was not feeling well but she still managed to smile and be positive like she always is. 

I wanted to share this post tonight because Rosita is going to be going through a lot of testing in the next couple of days so I'd ask that you please pray for her and her daughter Sarina too.

One of the blessings of doing what I do as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the blessing of building relationships with so many amazing people.  It always touches my heart to see how the love of ink and paper has the power to bring people together to build relationships and make a difference in the lives of others.  

 I know this sweet woman Rosita has made a difference in my life by the example she sets and the love she shares.  Would you please say a prayer for Rosita to be healed completely and hopefully back to stamping with us again very soon!  

Mahalo for your prayers!

Cindy