I made this card for a friend going through a rough time. A really rough time. Her situation has sent me reeling emotionally and has caused me to lean hard on my spiritual gifts of faith and trust in the face of genuine evil.
I never ask God why things happen, even when my heart is breaking. In this situation, however, I'm asking, begging for answers.
It's just awful.
This card is for my friend. I wanted it to convey softness and comfort and gentleness, hope and light.
If you are going through a rough time, I'd like to remind you to breathe and take things one day at a time. But it's also important to find people to support you through the crisis and be open to their help. Don't try to go it alone, and don't keep people at arm's length.
As a Stephen Ministry leader, I see first-hand how much of a difference one person can make in the life of someone who's suffering just by being there. Just by showing up. Often, we can't fix a thing or make it better in any tangible way, but we can be there for each other.
If you're suffering, reach out for help.
If you know someone who's suffering, reach out to help.
Yes, there is evil out there.
But there is also good. A lot of good. Let's all be a part of that good and be there for each other.
stamps: Waltzingmouse Fine Feather; CASual Stamps Breathe
ink: Impress Fresh ink Sicilian Blue, Memento Luxe black
paper: Papertrey white