Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm home...

Just a quick post to let you know that my family and I made it safely back to Croatia. The trip was uneventful and all our luggage made it home at the same time with us, which is a rarity. Thank you for your prayers.

My girls cried themselves to sleep again last night for missing their grandparents. They are so tender-hearted and I wish I could take away their pain of saying goodbyes. But, it's a good reminder to them that having people to miss and being missed back are a good testimony of God's goodness to us. If we weren't loved and we didn't love others so much, we wouldn't have anybody to miss at all. It hurts because they all mean so much to us and that is a gift from the Lord.

I have lots to do before I can even unpack (our house was worked on while we were gone). So, I'm afraid my crafts will have to wait awhile. :-( My girls start school on Monday, including my youngest who's going to preschool. I think I will need a few days to adjust being alone in the house now. I know I will be the one going through separation anxiety. It's hard to let go of your kids, even if it's just a couple of blocks away for a couple of hours a day.

My card for today is for this week's Card Patterns sketch:

And my card using our sponsor DRS Design images and sentiments.

Nina Sketch 79

Well, I'm off to tackle some laundry and tidying up. The sooner I get those done, the sooner I get to play with my paper crafts :-). Have a fabulous day.

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11 comments:

  1. Happy to hear you made it home safely. I'm so sorry the girls are sad, I'll keep them close to me heart, and in my prayers. You are blessed to have such wonderful parents! Get some rest - that traveling is tiring! Hugs!

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  2. Happy to hear that you arrived safely! I understand all about say goodbye...I moved away when I was 19 and it doesn't get easier...the goodbye's. I cried all night and the whole day when my mom left now...
    adorable card!!

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  3. Glad you made it home safely. Adorable card :)

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  4. I'm glad you and your family have arrived safely back in Croatia, Nina! I am sorry the girls are sad from missing their grandparents, but they will have a lot to look forward to with school starting on Monday! Take it easy this weekend and we will be looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations once you can unpack!

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  5. Hi! goodbyes are hard but there is always the joy in coming together again! Love this card!

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  6. Glad you made it back safely! :) Sorry that the girls are missing their grandparents but you're totally right about being blessed. Love the fun card -- too cute!

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  7. So glad you made it home:) Glad you had a FABULOUS trip too!! This is a super cute card--you always make the cutest creations:) LOVE IT!

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  8. How cute.. Great paper piecing:)

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  9. So thankful you made it home...just try to take it easy to get back in the swing of things there. Sad that the girls miss their grandparents so much, but it is a blessing from the Lord to have people you are so close to and miss being around. Your card is adorable and love the paper piecing.

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  10. Glad you are home safely...ease in to all your creativity when "home" is ready for you to do!!

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  11. so glad to hear that you all made it home safely! =) love your sweet card, too!

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