Friday, October 17, 2008

High/Low - October 17th + Freebie

My LOW this my mom just called me. My sister who lives in Las Vegas woke up this morning to find her husband dead on the living room floor. We don't know what happened yet. But as I sit here, I just feel completely helpless. I feel very very far away from her right now. . I have no idea what to do. Charity loved Mike and they have 2 little boys. And now she has lost him.

My original low this week was going to be that my son has been sick and had another seizure yesterday - but this is just so much worse. JJ is doing fine now and I know that everything will be okay. One of my worst fears is to lose Joey - and now my sister is actually experiencing this. I feel really so sorrowful for my sister right now. I wish that I knew what to do. My heart just hurts for her. I can't imagine the decisions she now has to make and all I can do is just sit here and pray for her.....

My HIGH for this week was definitely the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbook Convention that I got to go to last week. I really had a wonderful time. It was really nice to get away by myself for a little while. Scrap Girls put on a wonderful retreat. The food was great! I was truly amazed by the variety of wonderful classes and fun games that we had. I was able to actually scrapbook a few pages and I met lots of wonderful people and became closer to the other Utah girls. Even as a designer I really learned a lot and that was really fun! I hope they put on another one next year!

I do have a freebie for you today. I am working on a Halloween Kit right now. It is still nameless - but hopefully I will have a name soon. I am hoping to finish up this kit by next week! For those of you who participated in my Digitals BB4 Celebration Challenge - this is the kit you will get for free! As soon as it is done, I will be PMing you with links to get it! :)

Anyways, but here is a little sneak preview into the kit! A great Halloween Frame for your pages and it will coordinate with the new kit! Enjoy.


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Nancy said...

DeDe, I am so very sorry for your sister's loss. I can't imagine what she and those precious boys must be going through right now. I know it is also very difficult for you being so far away. Maybe all you can do right now is pray for her, but I believe in the amazing power of prayer. Your prayers will help to carry her and the boys through this difficult time. God bless your sister and her boys, your family and Mike's.

I'm so glad the JJ is doing okay now. And very glad you had such a wonderful time at the convention. Thanks for the adorable frame! Can't wait to see the entire kit!

Simply Sarah said...

DeDe -

Sometimes not know what to say or do is OK. I volunteer for my city diong this kind of thing - natural death, crimes, suicide, etc... Even though you are far away right now, you can still reach out to your sister and let her know you are there. You don't have to talk, but encourage her to. It is also a good idea to get her to talk about happy moments so she can try to push the last memory out - the one of finding him on the floor.

Lastly, my sister is LDS and I am not. But in times of death does that matter. If your sister loved him, it shouldn't matter right now that they will or won't be together "forever". You can keep that thought to yourself and be grateful for the choice you made. Right now, your sister and her boys need you... regardless of faith and marriage location.

Remember, it is ok to not say anything, except your sorry for her loss. Don't say "he is in a better place, or it could have been worse". Those things do make people feel worse because is there really a better place than alive.
Also, give your sister "homework". This is used to get her mind in the right place, such as taking care of herself. if she doesn't take care of herself, all else will fall apart. eat, drink water, sleep. and remember, it is ok to cry. If you want, I would be more than happy to send you and/or your sister some brochures.

My heart aches for all your loss.

Tabatha said...

DeDe I'm so sorry for your sister and the families loss. I hope you can find comfort in each other.

I am glad JJ is doing better.

Thanks for the frame

katy said...

That is such a tragedy for your family and my heart goes out to all of you, but especially your sister and her little ones. Stay strong for each other.

So glad you had a chance to catch your breath and rejuvenate a little at the convention and that JJ is doing better.

The frame is so cute. Can't wait to see the rest of the kit. Thanks so much for sharing.

dorannmwin said...

Dearest DeDe,

I am so sorry for the loss that your family has experienced. When I was still young (only 14 years old) my father passed away as a result of a massive heart attack. So although I haven't been in the shoes that your sister is in, I have been in the shoes that their children are in. If there is anything, anything at all that I can do to help out the children especially, please let me know.
I know that at this time there is nothing that could be said or done to make anything better, but it is my caring heart that will keep their family and all of your family in my prayers at this time.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Dee!!!!!
So sorry about your sister's loss & yours too!!!!!
Will add you all to my prayer list along with GIANT HUGS!!!!!!!!!!
TY so ever much for this FANTASTIC frame!!!!!!!

Kirsten said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and for your sister's loss. May God sustain all the families hurting right now especially your sister and her boys. I pray that your son continues to get better. May God bless you.

Catlady Mary said...

Oh my gosh Dede. My thoughts and hugs are with your sister and her children. Many hugs to you too and your family. I am so sorry your son had another seizure. I hope he is feeling better today. Many many hugs your way.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry about your sisters loss. Sometimes it's the little things that help in big ways... a phone call, email etc. I'll pray for your sister, the little ones and you. Stay well and remember to eat.

Thank You for the lovely frame.

Starlight Pixie said...

Sorry to hear about your family's loss I will be praying for all of you that each will have the strengh to get through this and peace of mind and heart.
Thank you for posting your frame it really is cute and my daughter and I like it a lot can't wait to see the full kit.
Thank you again...

Sharon Kay said...

So sorry about your bil...what a shock that must have been for the whole family.

I'm glad to hear that JJ is doing better...what a scary time to go through.

TY for the cute frame.

MarthaElaine said...

Oh, DeDe! What a week! Hugs to you.

Thanks for the frame.

Rona said...

DeDe, I am so sorry to hear about your sister's loss. That is terrible news....please know that prayers are being said for her and for her family right now.

Glad to know JJ is doing much better now.

Netsky said...


So sorry for the loss of your brother-in-law. My heart and prayers go out to your and Mike's family.

What a relief that JJ is doing better now. Prayers for him to remain seizure free.

Julie P. (babyofmine) said...

My heart goes out to your sister. I am praying for her.

on a comparatively selfish note, thank you for the frame! :)

Angel's Imaginations said...

What a cute frame! Love it. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute frame. It's late but I'm also sorry for your sisters loss.

clubiani said...

this is adorable!! thank you for sharing this unique frame!