The tragedy unfolding regarding the east coast Hurricane Sandy victims has been hard to watch. Luckily a lot of my friends along the east coast only received mild damage and their homes are fine and life is returning to somewhat of a normal state for them.
However, I do have friends who have significant storm damage to their homes. Their way of life is destroyed. It breaks my heart to hear and see this through their eyes. Those of us along the Gulf Coast have seen our share of devastation over the years from Hurricances and felt our own heartaches and sense of loss.
I wish there was a way to bring comfort and peace to those going through the disaster recovery efforts now. I pray that their spirits will continue to be lifted as little by little they will see things returned to normal.
One of my Circle friends had 6 ft of water in her own in New York state. She and her family were home during the storm. Thank goodness they live in a two story house and could seek refuge upstairs out of the way of the water and had laid in supplies to help themselves. Her quaint little town is in bad shape. Little by little, the power companies are getting the electricity back up. She is so thankful to have survived the storm and that her family is safe. While her personal possessions are destroyed, she knows the most important things are safe. What an inspiration to us all !
The one thing she asked from her friends was just to send her a card so she would be comforted knowing we were all thinking of her during the ups and downs she has and will face.
I put together this card for her...striving for a cheerful, fallish look to inspire her.
I made it using the Cricut Cuttlebug Geometric Rings embossing folder on Coordinations cardstock. Inking the edges and cutting some images from SS Fall Harvest Line to decorate the front.
Thinking of you my friend and all the others affected by the storm. Stay positive and take care.