Today has been one of those days that sets emotions all over the scale, quickly! It was a morning that brought a much anticipated package and before it was over, two phone calls with sad news.
The good news is the mail lady brought my Stamp Platform! Once opened I was overjoyed to see it and touch it and know it is everything I had hoped for.
I must tell you how happy I am with Oozak.com, the on-line store through whom I placed my order way back before production was interrupted. It is really amazing that I got mine this early in July, and I’m thankful too. I had a scrapbook page on my table nearly done, so needed to finish it up before I can pull anything else out to play stamping on. I am looking forward to stamping directly on my 12 x 12 layouts now that I can place them perfectly without the horror of miss-stamping something. I’ve pretty much only stamped background images that do not matter if they come out poorly, other images I stamp on another piece of card stock and cut it out before pasting to the page.
Here is the just finished layout.
The papers are from a pack I recently picked up at Michaels for $7. It’s all about Arizona, to me, for which I have a big reason to scrap such photos.
My challenge was to use a summer song. I chose this old song. According to Wikipedia “Summertime” is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based. I did not know this! Definitely before my time for real. For this layout I let the paper do all the work, I just cut and placed. The title letters were cut with Cricut cartridge, the “sun” stamp is from a set by Stampin’ Up!, the “dream catcher” is from a set by Fun Stampers Journey.
For the sad news number one, while waiting for daughter’s friend to come pick her up for their road trip she got a call from this friend that she had hurt her ankle. We went over to her house to assess her situation. With a wrapped ankle she insists on going to this event the girls have been looking forward to all year. She may be seeking medical attention by the sound of it. She missed the last step of her front stairs and actually heard a pop. Oh my – that can’t be good.
After a couple errands I headed home. I got a phone call from the Prayer Chain lady requesting prayers for the son of a couple we all know. Brian took an overdose of his medication and is on a respirator. Very scary. I promised to pray as soon as I got home. At my sacred spot, I am now calling this location my sacred spot for prayer and meditation. It is where I can feel focused and concentrate on praying. I felt I must read something from my Bible. I opened it up to Psalms. I used to sit by Joey’s bed and read to him, especially from Psalms, when he was dying at Hospice, and I sometimes do just that when I need comfort in my grief for him. So, what I turned to I want to share with you now.
Psalm 5, Prayer for Divine Help
Hear my words, O Lord; listen to my sighing.
Hear my cry for help, my king, my God!
To you I pray, O Lord; at dawn you will hear my cry;
at dawn I will plead before you and wait.
This seemed right, as if the Holy Spirit led me here. I shared here, not because I believe God will read blog posts on the Internet, but, in the hopes you will join me in this prayer to God for Brian’s well being and that of his family. Also, why not pray for your loved ones too.