Wednesday, March 18, 2015

True Friends

It's Wednesday--I'll celebrate for SO many reasons!  Mostly, because my precious friend, Tanice, celebrates the day of her birth!  I praise and thank the Lord for her, her tender heart, her amazing family and her friendship that is steady and true.

Friendship really isn't something that should need explanation-right?  However, as I help my children navigate through the twists and turns of growing up, in addition to some of my own experiences, I've decided that true friendship really is something deserving of our consideration.

It hurts--almost as real as a physical pain--when someone we consider a friend shows themselves to be.........different from what we thought.  Sadly, we've all been hurt by betrayal, we've all gotten close to someone who isn't good for us.  I do think these situations are wonderful moments of growth--that hurt tremendously while we walk through it.  My sadness and disappointments have ultimately led me to a greater dependence and relationship on the One Who Created me.  I've realized THAT is the most important relationship, because when all is said and done, IT will remain.

That said, friends are important.  To learn from, to help carry the burdens of life, to seek joy with. 

This sums up my Happy Birthday Friend, Tanice---so grateful for that girl!

We will be true friends--always and forever...for all of eternity :)

I couldn't help but dwell on her when I made my Sweet N Sassy Stamps card for this week!  I'm still playing around with my gelli plate and used it to create my background.  In addition to ink, I also used a stencil and some dylusions ink spray.  And, this great tree background!  I may have gasped out loud when I pulled the cardstock up from the gelli plate.  It's kind of like opening a gift :)

Inspired by Monika Davis' card from the most recent SNSS release.  If you scroll down on her release post, you will see a beautiful card using New Creature.  It's a butterfly on top of a musical score.....just gorgeous!  Like her butterfly, my owl is heat embossed and water colored.  I'm grateful for the inspiration and love how it turned out!

I need to scurry!  Thanks for checking things out today--say a little prayer for my girl in your heart!
Don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

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1 comment:

  1. Jane, Your post is a beautiful tribute to friendship and the One who created friendship!

    Your card is beautiful! What a fabulous Gelli plate bg!!! That owl is too cute.