Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Because Someone You Know

There are signs posted around here on post campaigning for donations for CFC (Combined Federal Campaign, an annual thing they do get people to donate to various charities). The signs say something like,

It's an LED sign that flashes the words in those increments and it always kind of creeps me out when I read it like that.

This month on Splitcoast Stampers, the Cards for a Cause Challenge is to send cards to Chemo Angels. In fact, the whole theme over at Splitcoast Stampers this month, is "Pink," for Breast Cancer Awareness.

I believe most of us are touched in some way by cancer, whether it is breast cancer or some other kind of cancer... and whether we have battled the cancer ourselves, or it was someone very close to us.

Eight years ago today, I lost one of my very best friends to cancer. He also happened to be my big brother. I don't have a digital photo to share right now, but I'll find one soon. He was an amazing person that is still very much with us today. I see him and hear him everywhere we go and I miss him very much. He was a very loving Dad to five children, a great best friend, so smart, so funny, and just so much fun to be around. He considered himself to be a blacksheep of sorts, though I disagreed with him wholeheartedly.

I could not figure out why I've lost my mojo, but I guess this is it...I haven't been feeling well, I've got the stress of this big move coming up, and I miss my big brother.

Here's to you, "Kaki"... I know you're up there & I know you're looking out for me. I miss you Every.Single.Day.

My sheep is not black (it's pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month), but you get the idea. ;)

Stamps: Saltbox Studio
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Basic Grey, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Robin's Nest Dew Drops, May Arts Double Sided Ribbon, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

To those of you warriors who have fought and won the war against cancer, I salute you!

To those of you warriors who are fighting the war against cancer, keep up the fight! We are praying for you!

I thank you for visiting and hanging in there with me!

I hope you're having a great week!

1 comment:

Teri said...

Hi Christina! Great post so much meaning to it. I try to make cards for cause when I can because I know it makes a difference. Your brother knows how much you love him and I'm sure he's watching over you everyday. xoxo