I posted a friend card yesterday for the current challenge at Catered Crop: BFF. I commented that everybody needs friendship cards...cards to send just because your friends are wonderful. As I was filing the card away in my box, I had the sad realization that I didn't have any friendship cards ready to go. So, as I was playing with a new purchase from Papertrey Ink - I made sure that the sentiment was for a "wonderful friend"!
I also used the colors from Papertrey's July Inspiration Archive. I thought it would give the feel of a green lawn with colorful flowers and sky in the distance, or perhaps a sunset.
OK, friends - now I need something from you. My youngest - my very active and athletic youngest - has injured his knee. We've been to a pediatric orthopedist and simply got a referral to physical therapy - which, by the way, we can't get into under our insurance for a month. But Erik's pain level is very high - I know my son, he can usually tolerate pain. We bribed him to get up off of the lounge chair in the basement by taking him to get a deep fat fryer. (I know, it's odd, but he's quite a chef and has wanted a fryer.) He hobbled through the store, then when he was home and figuring out the fryer, he fainted from the pain. He's stuck on the basement lounge chair watching TV and is really spiraling into a funk. He had big plans for when he starts high school next month and he is realizing that the year isn't going to be what he had hoped. We finally convinced the orthopedist to see him again Friday and he has already scheduled an MRI (in two weeks). We also are going out of insurance for physical therapy to a highly respected guy (who can't see him this week because he is busy climbing Mt. Rainier!) I know that so many of you deal with so much more, but my guy could use your thoughts and prayers. The knee will get better, with a lot of painful work, but I am equally worried about his mental state, particularly on the verge of starting high school. (And I could use a little patience too!) Thanks!
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink Ombre Builders, Mini Blooms, Think Big Favorites #4
- Paper: Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow
- Ink: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow
- Accessories: Hemptique 10-lb gold twine, Doodlebug yellow enamel dots