Last week I found out that one of my downline and friends named Sarina had a stroke and is in a coma. My heart just broke upon hearing this news. Sarina is such a sweet and kind hearted person and I can't imagine this happening to someone so young and full of life.
Sarina is an excellent care giver to her Mom Rosita. Both of these ladies are regulars at all my classes and events. They always come and brighten the room with their smiles and laughter. Rosita and Sarina are so much fun to be around. Two years ago they showed up to my Christmas class dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus. They hid outside to make their grand surprise entrance, which everyone loved. This past year they came to my Christmas Bunco dressed in their Holiday Pajamas which made everyone smile!
Everyone who meets them just loves them. They are two of the most thoughtful people I know and have really blessed me with their kindness and love.
As soon as we got the news of Sarina's stroke, I asked the ladies coming to Bunco to make a card for her. It was short notice, but within a few hours, I had a large stack of cards ready to deliver to her. The cards were filled with words of encouragement, love and prayers.
The card I made for Sarina was created from the set Lots of Love.
I used the designer paper stack called Petal Garden as the background of this card. I coordinated it with a piece of retired Blushing Bride glimmer paper that I die cut with a heart that is found in the Lots To Love Box framelits. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then fussy cut it and layered it on the top of the card.
I used these same supplies to decorate the tin box that I collected all the cards in.
In addition to the cards I also made Sarina a banner expressing our love for her. I took this to hang up in her hospital room so that when she wakes up she will know that she is loved.
I die cut the letters out of Garden Green Card stock because Green is Sarina's favorite color.
I was really pleased with the outcome of these projects because I wanted them to be beautiful to bless our incredible stamping sister and friend.
Rosita texted me to share that tears were streaming down her cheeks as she read each card to her precious daughter. We are believing that although she is in a coma, she can hear our words and feel our prayers. I told Rosita that I would share these projects on my blog today so that more people would know about Sarina's condition and could join us in lifting her up in our prayers and she was extremely grateful. Rosita told me what a blessing it was to see how loved Sarina was with all of the cards she received.
This weekend at my stamping class we will miss her not being here. I will miss the smile and energetic spirit she always brings when she is here. I know I will not be the only one feeling that way because we all love her to pieces.
So it is my hope that everyone who thinks of her and everyone who is reading this now will respond to those thoughts by lifting her up in their prayers along with her beautiful mother Rosita.
Let's believe together for Sarina's miraculous healing and restoration. There is power in prayer!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sending love, thoughts and prayers for Sarina. It is greatly appreciated.