This card is for my sweet Amanda. She truly is the "apple of my eye" and of my heart. Just the right amount of sweetness, but just the right amount of tang, too. Fresh and crisp in all she does. She leaves on Wednesday to start serving her mission for our church. I will not see her for the next 18 months. I will receive emails once a week from her and she can phone home on Christmas and Mother's Day. I will miss her like crazy, but am so proud of her choice to serve the Lord in this way. The personal sacrifices she is making to do this are amazing. She will be a light to the people of Paraguay and I know they will experience joy for being in her company just as we do. I want her to know these words that Christopher Robin spoke to Pooh, "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." We love you so much our dear Amanda. God bless you and watch over you and know that your family loves you and is thinking of you and praying for you at all times. Thank you to Creative Cuts and More the sponsor this week for their cuter than cute cut out apple card base and to Laura for her fabulous sketch.
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley