Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For Kris

I have thought and thought about this post. I have rewritten it a number of times, which can only say one thing...this is not easy. I found out Sunday night that one of our friends, Kris passed away at the age of 40. She had a debilitating stroke and didn't make it, leaving behind a husband, a 12 year old daughter and a 5 year old son.

Kris' daughter was in my son's class and her son and my daughter went to daycare together. My husband actually went to high school with Kris and I remember the day I met her 6 years ago. Standing in line at my kids school she asked me if my husband went to Littleton HS. The first thing that popped into my head was "OH NO I hope this isn't an old girlfriend, how awkward will this be". Instead she said to my relief, we were in the same Choir class together and I remember him goofing off. (yep, that's my DH) I used to see Kris and the kids daily before we moved. My heart it breaking...for her husband and for her kids. They deserve to have her here with them.

A fundraiser has been put together to help with the kids education. While my kids will probably never have a college fund like many other families these days, at least my kids will have me to cheer them on while they work their way through school.

I am donating several items for this fundraiser in November, but thought I would also try to generate some funds over the next 3 weeks from the sales of this "Family Love" printable Subway Art collection. This printable collection is in honor of Kris and her family. Family meant a lot to Kris as she was not only a wife and a mother, she also worked for the last 16 years at an adoption agency helping over 600 couples adopt and complete their own families.
The collection contains a  8" x 10" printable as well as a sheet of 4 qty 3.75" x 5" printables to cut out and place on card fronts, like I have done here.

"Family Love" is now for sale in PS Harvey's shop for only $5 (no shipping).  You can print this set as many times as you like (for personal use only please). Both a card set and the 8"x 10" print (framed) would be a wonderful gift for the upcoming holidays for both friends and family.

Thanks for hearing me out on this heart heavy post. Life is too short and oh so precious!

Many hugs,


  1. Prayers for you and Kris's family. I know the heavy heart you are feeling today as well. Life is so short and we are so blessed to have each and every day.

  2. Pam, I'm so sorry to hear this.
    I'll be praying for Kris' family (and you all too).

  3. My thoughts and prayers to Kris' family and to you as well Pam. I am heading over to your shop right now to purchase the "Family Love" print.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear that - whart a heartbreaking story. If I can help by donating something to the fundraiser please let me know.
    Wendy - Green Beansie Cards

  5. Pam, how heartbreaking for her family. You are wonderful to get the word out about the fundraiser. My prayers are with you and your husband and Kris' family.

  6. Oh Pam that is just so sad. Thoughts and prayers with all!

  7. Pam, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Losses can be so sudden. Your design is beautiful, and I’ll definitely be buying a set!


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