Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hip Hop 5-21

WELCOME EVERYONE!!! Its officially SUMMER!!! Oh, happy memorial day everyone!!! And as is fitting for the times, this week, we celebrate heroes. Who is your hero?

For me, that is such a huge question. There are so many who are my heroes. But, for the sake of this blog post, I will limit to the most immediate....

My parents - we came to America with nothing but hopes and dreams - no money, no language. They worked so hard against such odds - at its height, they were juggling 3 jobs at once - to give us a better life.

My cousin C - serving in Afghanistan - who graduated from college and joined the national guard - then the army - finished his 6 years - got married - started law school - got recalled to iraq - finished law school, passed the bar - got recalled to afghanistan. He's a major now, and I am so very proud of him.

Friends (who I will not name for your privacy) who are currently, or have just come out of, battles with cancer - your bravery, fortitude and grace inspire me. And in memory of M.S., who bravely battled cancer for almost 3 years, and who lost her battle on 12/31. Rest in peace M...

My Uncle P - who, family lore has it, who ultimately became one of the last escape planes to leave before the fall of Saigon, who flew his overloaded plane BACK down for a final catch of anyone who could hold on, and who flew off just as the tanks were rolling in

Friends, whose husbands are serving tour after tour of duty, and who, with complete grace, keep the homefront, and to their husbands, who go back again and again, and serve without hesitation.

I could really go on and on.... Heroes are everywhere.

In celebration of heros, my cards today seek to honor our troops.

Using the following Unity kits: DooDads, Thank You words, Worn Grid, Confession: I love Unity

My second project also uses DooDads, as well as Dec 08 KOTM Little Reminders and Nov. 08 KOTM - Enjoy Your Story


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29 comments:

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

You are so right - heroes are everywhere if we just stop to look. I love your projects, but I adore your heart! ~ky

Jacqueline said...

What an amazing family and amazing inspiration! I love your cards wendy!

StampinCathy said...

Hero's are everywhere...you just have to take the time to notice. Your cards are fabulous and inspiring.

JenMarie said...

AMAZING creations!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful....

Jen E. said...

great stuff, wendy!!

Ashley said...

Fabulous cards Wendy!

Karen J. said...

You are so right about heroes are everywhere around us. We need to take time to recognize them before it is too late. Thank you for such a caring heart...great projects.

Monika in VA said...

A Beautiful & Touching post today! Love the cards as well!

FibreJunky said...

Wow. You have an amazing family. Thank you for reminding us how much we take for granted sometimes. The cards you've made are beautiful.

whoistracy said...

Wow, what amazing people you know Wendy. I really admire your family for starting anew in an unknown country. What courage that takes!

JazzyH said...

Great cards!

Martha said...

ahh so cute!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Amazing family & friends! Very cute cards!

Rona said...

SO TRUE!! Great post!! Love the cards

Kelly Landers said...

What an interesting legacy your family has left you! It is so inspiring!

Great projects! Love them all!

Candace H said...

You are blessed with many heroes surrounding you (as we all are, when we take the time to reflect, honor and remember)! Thanks for the inspriration, in words and art, today!

marilyn said...

What a wonderful family history you have--lots of heroes!! Love your cards.

BonnieRose said...

beautiful!

Carly said...

So lovely! I love all the detail in both cards.

Kristen said...

wow Wendy.. talk about a tear jerker. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

JessicaK said...

You're spot on - there are heroes all around us, and we should all take a moment or two every day to notice. Thanks.

Suz said...

Love your card! Very inspirational post. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

Maureen said...

I love the texture your designs have. They have so much great detail.

BishopsMommie said...

wow..these cards are amazing!!

Bee said...

Lovely cards.. such inspiration..

Sherry Campbell said...

Wendy- your blog post AND projects are so inspiring!!

Christina Thomas said...

I love your cards! VERY CUTE! My husband is in the military and has been to Iraq. He is my hero and I am glad to have him here with me today!

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Anonymous said...

hello there.... those neat colorful card. Great for the 4th of july.... hotwheels