Monday, May 4, 2015

A Special Birthday Card for My SIL

Today I'm dedicating my birthday card and wish to my very special sister-in-law, Mary Ann. 

Mary Ann would have been 74 today however sadly, she passed away 18 months ago following a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Mary Ann was a very determined and brave woman who faced death with a smile and her strong faith and conviction in God.  She declined heroic measures such as chemo and radiation preferring instead to take each day as it was given and enjoy the time she had left.  And she did. 

During the course of her illness I requested a "shower of cards" from my fellow Late Night Stampers and 33 stampers rose to the occasion.  Mary Ann soon began receiving cards from across Canada and the United States and even one from Austrailia.  

She cherished and loved each and every card she received. Not only did they put a smile on her face when she received them, but they gave her something to think about and focus on when she went through the harder times of her illness.  She told me she thought about where the cards came from and wondered about the senders who were kind enough to think of her even though they'd never meet. How kind you all were and I want to thank those caring stampers who were compassionate enough to take the time out of their busy lives to send a card of hope and caring.  I shall be forever in your debt and will kindly pass along my cards whenever there is a need.  

Happy Birthday Mary wish you could still be here, but know that we're thinking of you in heaven!  Love and hugs!   

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 


Heather Hopson said...

Penny, what a wonderful tribute to Mary Anne. I know she is looking down and smiling at us.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather for taking the time to comment. Yes I know she's looking down on us. On her birthday I felt her close all day. I hope she's at peace.

paper bag create said...

Beautiful card to remember your sister-in-law! Hugs.

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