Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Card for Allison

This is the hardest card I have ever had to make. It is for my sister in law. Her husband died suddenly this morning of a heart attack. We are all still in shock. It is hard to make a card than conveys what I really feel. I feel sad, I feel sorry that she is going through this hard time. So hard to make a card say that. I chose the sentiment because it made me think that death is so sad for us, but for the loved one who has gone to be with the Lord, who is in the Master's hands is happy. It is just our perspective of the same event. My sister in law sent my husband a rather poignant poem last night. He didn't open it then, because he is really bad about opening e-mails that aren't work related. He did read it this morning and it made both of us cry. It was a poem called Slow Dance. According to the e-mail, it was a poem written by a teenager with terminal cancer. Her dying wish... she wanted to remind everyone to live their life to the fullest.
Slow Dance
Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erractic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down,
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
do you lie in your bed
with the next hudred chores
running through your head?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short;
The music won't last.
Ever told your child,
"We'll do it tomorrow?"
And in your haste,
not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
to call and say "Hi"?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short
The music won't last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift...
Thrown away.
Live is not a race.
Do take it slower.
Hear the music
Before the song is over.
Go tell the people that you love that you love them. Be truly thankful for the time God gives us with them. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving Day.


  1. Hi Marilynn, So sorry to read about the sudden loss of a loved one. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. (((Hugs))) Deb

  2. Hi Marilynn, So sorry to hear of your sister in law's lost especially at this time of the year.

    I love the poem. I am going to make a copy.

  3. I am so sorry to read your sad news this morning - how sad for your SIL. And a death around a special time is hard too. I will be remembering her, and all the extended family, in my prayers over the next while. I am sure she will appreciate your lovely card and the message it brings.

  4. MariLynn I am so sorry to read about this.. I will have you and your family in my prayers and thoughts today.. May God guide you through this difficult time.. Huge hugs.