My younger sister, Patty, inspired me on many occasions to create what I feel is some of my best work. She also made me realize that I need to live each moment as though it could be my last because none of us knows when that final moment may arrive. She lived the last 6 years of her life in a way that was an inspiration to everyone who met her. She maintained a positive attitude toward life and even in her final days, never questioned that her maker had a reason for making her suffer and she never blamed Him for her illness. I'm not at all sure that I would be able to follow her example but I know that I would try to do just that. This photo of her graced the front cover of Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation's publication called "In Touch" in which she was featured in an article about the Bluebonnet Retreat Adult Cancer Camp, where she was a volunteer camp counselor twice a year. The camp was extremely important to her and she attended the spring session just over a month before she passed away in May of last year.
Here's a word book I made for her approximately 4 years after she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. It was the first one I made and I took the pictures before her photos and some additional embellishments were added. It's much prettier with them in place but I haven't had a chance when I've been at my brother-in-law's house to take new pictures of it. I definitely need to do that though <making a mental note to take camera on my next visit>.
Thanks for dropping by today. I wish you all a wonderful week full of love and creative energy and I hope you'll visit again very soon.