Scrap Designer’s Blog Train

Design Team:  Scrap Designers
Theme:  Kindness
Designer:  The Rush Ranch
Location:  Eastern Oregon

November 2nd, he let go of everything – the needle sticks, the sound of beeping monitors,  the smells of antiseptic and the memory of Monday morning traffic.  And then he let of of gravity.

“Slowly, gradually, he detached himself, breathing less and less, fainter and fainter; then he was off and free, like a dry leaf from the tree, floating down and away.”   Author, Helen Nearing.

He is free, at last.  My husband’s brother passed away in the morning.  It was a sad passing as he lay in the ICU, strapped to a multitude of machines and IV drips.  The man we knew had moved on a long time ago, but this shell of a great man still remained, sustained by feeding tubes, blood transfusions, oxygen, and a multitude of meds. Bless the coming and going of him.

I think that grieving is one of the hardest processes to go through, simply because it is a conundrum.  On one hand you are sad to lose a loved one, and on the other hand you know, without a doubt, that they are in a better place.  The two emotions don’t necessarily meet in the middle. It doesn’t make logical sense to our human brain – how can something so painful to us, be a good thing?  Oil and water.  The emotions float back and forth in your heart and mind like the weather – one day stormy at the loss, the next peaceful at the thought of heaven and the end of pain.  So we must “weather the storms”, until there are more peaceful days than hard ones.

As we sat at the dinner table that evening with our youngest daughter, she remarked that some families don’t openly talk about end-of-life choices like we do.  But isn’t that a final act of love, to have everything understood by all, from a legal and personal standpoint?  As you graduate to heaven, your loved ones will be in great distress.  Therefore, it seems a loving gesture to ensure that they know exactly what needs to be done.  Get those end-of-life directives and wills done, people.

On to the Blog Train.  This is the Scrap Designers Blog Train, and the theme is my favorite!  Kindness!  So I made you some cards that you could post on your social media, or send to a friend, etc.  They are meant to be shared.  Download links at the bottom of the previews.  And thank you for stopping by!



Lady DG Scrap
AnnieC Digitals
Joy’s Creations
Moore Blessings
KJD Designs
Songbird Scrap Designs
LEA Art Designs
Skinni’z Statz, Scrapz and Stuff
Promethean Concepts
DigiJen Scraps

Thank you for visiting my blog and being so kind with your comments!


15 thoughts on “Scrap Designer’s Blog Train

  1. My deepest sympathies to your husband and family and to you too Sunny.Bless you all.I love reading your blog….it always makes me think deeper.
    And thank you for all the beautiful kits.I already sent your kindness cards to my girls.

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  2. So sorry to hear of your brother-in-law’s passing … the cards are beautiful!! As I was reading your blog, I thought you were just sharing these beautiful cards. Imagine my surprise when I saw that you were also sharing a kit & all those lovely papers! Thanks so much, Sunny. Your creations are always so lovely!!

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  3. You are a beautiful writer as well as a beautiful designer. We have suffered so many sad and sudden losses over the last few years and some truly fearsome and unexpected illnesses recently. It is very hard to accept them all. But I must say that reading your post tonight gave me some comfort. Thank you for this and all that you do and share.

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  4. Thanks again for another lovely kit….this world needs so much more kindness in it! Lovely blogging and beautiful kit, thanks for all you share and your KINDNESS and generosity!


  5. Sorry to hear of your loss Sunny. I like how you described the grieving process, it’s so very spot on!
    Thank you for another lovely contribution, it’s beautiful and so generous.

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  6. Sunny I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I know this has been a long and painful journey for you all. Sending love and prayers. It is never easy to lose a loved one, even if it means an end to their suffering.

    And oh, but this is a perfect blog train theme for you! I could see you overflowing with ideas for this one. Your part is so beautiful and the colours showcase it wonderfully. I really love the kindness banner. Thank you for sharing your talent with us so generously.


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