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Friday, March 20

It's true what they say ...

... deaths come in three's.

Sorry for the absence lately. To be blunt, we've now had 3 deaths in the past month. My cousin Aaron was killed in a tragic hit and run in Oregon about a month ago, which has left us all with good and bad days. It's been very hard to deal with, mostly due to the tragic nature of the death and being so far away from it all. Closure is such an important thing with the death of loved ones, and it's difficult when you don't get that. Also, my great-aunt Norma passed away this past Wednesday, and my mom's neighbor Don passed away yesterday. There will be two funerals this weekend, in the midst of birthday celebrations for Lily. My sweet girl is turning 9 today, so I'm a proud mama even with all the sadness surrounding us.

Just wanted to let you know I'm still around and busy crafting. I have two blog posts (almost) ready for you. One will showcase photos and instructions/template links for the goodies we made in my Snazzy Scor-Pal Creations class last weekend. The other will be my list of new classes booked for April-June. Bear with me ... will try to post those tonight or tomorrow. They will be worth the wait ... thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, check out the other A Muse Creative Team member blogs. There are lots of goodies out there today ... it's amuse bouche time!


Blogger Laura said...

Sorry to hear about your losses. You are in our prayers.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to your beautiful Lily! Must be hard for you to celebrate with the other stuff that is going on but I am sure that you will make her day special. Sending hugs your way...

7:50 AM  
Blogger Novell said...

I'm so sorry for all your sad news. I hope the clouds clear up soon and the sun comes shining again in your heart. In the meantime, cyber {{hugs}} for you!!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Tisha said...

Lynds - I am so so sorry to hear about your recent losses, my thoughts and prayers are headed your way. Happy, happy Birthday to the beautiful Miss Lily!! Hope you guys have an amazing day! Love you - big hugs!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Glenda said...

Sorry to hear you've been having a rough time. HUGS!!!

8:51 AM  
Blogger jenni said...

Happy Birthday to Lily! And so sorry to hear the news of your recent losses. Sending hugs your way!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Beth Thomas said...

So sorry for your losses! Please know that you and your family are in my thought and prayers and that we will be here when you get a chance to create your beautiful cards again!

Tell Lily Happy Birthday- don't the grow up quickly!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

oh my gosh- I'm so sorry for all of your losses. sending you hugs!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous lexi said...

i'm sorry for your losses. but happy birthday to lily--it's comforting to have something happy to focus on during such a sad time.

12:13 AM  
Blogger jenn shurkus said...

a lil late.. im so behind on blog readings, but i still wanted to send you a *hug*

10:24 AM  

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