Thursday, November 20, 2008

On This Special Day...

Every year, on this day, I think about a very special person. My high school sweetheart, Scott, was born this day 40 years ago. We dated for 7 years, kept each other out of a lot of trouble, and were just the best of friends. Although we took different directions in our lives after I moved to Texas, he and his family have always remained in my heart. Scott and I never kept in touch much after we both married our spouses, but I have always sent a Thanksgiving card to his parents to let them know that I still think about them all.

Unfortunately, Scott lost a battle with cancer and passed away when he was only 35. It was a heart-wrenching funeral for me... and even writing this brings tears to my eyes.



So once again, I will send the card. I will let them know how much they all mean to me... I hope Scott knows too.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Autumn Harvest, Best Yet
Ink: Black StazOn, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip Textured, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Large Oval punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Cutter Kit, Versamarker, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

8 comments:

Tiffany Bauer said...

Reading your post about your high school sweatheart brought chills to me. This is so sad but you are a great wonderful person to keep him and his family in your thoughts each year!! I am sure they just love hearing from you too. Take care

Karen said...

Hi Michelle,

What a gorgeous thing to do and I am sure his parents look forward to your card each and every year!

Big Aussie Hugs

Karen
xo

Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem) said...

What a lovely card and such a thoughtful thing to do!

Jenn Greeley said...

He must have been an amazing person. I'm sure his parents truly appreciate your card every year.

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

Heartfelt. I'm sure there are many others out there that can identify with this sort of event. I know I can. Thanks for sharing.

The card is fabulous, as usual, and knowing the story behind it makes it even better.

Love,
/p

Anonymous said...

*sniff*, what a wonderful gesture Michele.....hugs....
Liz K

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
Thank you for posting your story and beautiful card. I am going through the same event as we speak and what a comforting thing to do to remember those we have loved.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

KJ said...

You have such a big and wonderful heart. {{{HUGS}}}