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Sympathy week

 Two of my friends lost someone very dear to them, so it was my turn to send some sympathy cards this week. 

Both friends had to fly overseas to be with their loved ones, both making it in time to say farewell.
One lost their sister after an illness and the other their father, quite unexpectedly.

It is at this time that you reflect.

How lucky you are.
How anything can happen at any time.
How precious all those "moments' are.

And makes you reach for the phone or send out a message to those close to tell them you love them and are thinking of them, because you just never know.  It is only a short while ago that I lost my mother, so the feeling were still fresh and my heart went out to the both.

I made sure they had a heartfelt card waiting for them when they returned home so they would know I had been thinking of them.



The colours  - Mint Macaron and Smokey Slate - are calming and peaceful.  Just to make it twinkle, I added some Wink of Stella.


This beautiful blossom, shaded in a soft pink with a lacy doily say it so well.

I hope these are the last ones I have to do for a while.


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