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!