Thursday, December 2, 2010

Delightful December

Hi friends.. happy December to you!  I can't believe this magical month has finally arrived. In the papercraft world we seem to start to get ready in July or August, right? I'm so prepared I could burst (just kidding).

Before I get to my challenge post, could I please share something quite personal?  I know I haven't been my usual upbeat self lately.. short posts, nothing extra to post.. mojo missing, etc... but I have a good excuse (and I'm sticking to it!!). My oldest son, Thom has been one of my heroes, and especially now. He heard about an unexpected opening with an Army company heading to Afghanistan, and although he was deferred from immediate deployment during an education leave, he offered to join them. Am I proud that he volunteered to fill the position? Yes 'cause that's the way I raised him. But, as his mom, for me it's a double-edge sword.. I'm a very proud yet a very protective grizzly bear and it's hard to see him leave.

Here's my hero all decked out in his uniform.. and he's almost smiling!! (they aren't supposed to smile in official photos!)

I'm hoping that if I talk about Thom leaving it will be better for me to get through this and with the help of so many of my blog and DT friends, you will help me get through this tough year ahead. Please keep my Thom in your special thoughts and/or prayers.

Now, onto the reason you stopped by.. it's challenge time at Mo's Digital Pencil and that very talented lady always has so many great digis up her sleeve. Here's one of her newer images that I used for Lisa's Glitz and Glimmer challenge. With a house full of men, I don't often get to focus on girly stuff and this fairy was fun to work on. I think I need a granddaughter.. or something! Ya think??

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends. I so appreciate you! Have a fantastic day and be safe in all you do! Sending hugs your way, Peggy


heidy said...

Hi Peggy,your son is in my thoughts
He's a hero
Love your card,its gorgeous
Hugs Heidy

Sara said...

Hi Peggy, thank you for sharing with us. I will most definitely be keeping you and Thom in my thoughts! HUGE hugs to you!

eiyiyi said...

My thoughts, prayers, and reiki will be with him the entire time he's away. He's on my list!

Love your card you girlie little thing! hugs, eileen

Whimcees said...


I love your card - so pretty in pink! I love Mo's images and you have showcased this one so well!

I send prayers that your Thom is kept safe. He looks very handsome in his photo - makes all mothers proud!

Be strong Mom. Keep creating. Wishing you a good day today.


Barbara Diane

Flip-Flop Creations said...

God Bless him Peggy! I will keep him in my prayers. Tell him "Thank you" and let him know I appreciate what he is doing. I know they don't hear that enough. ♥

Beautiful pink, girly card! Love her sparkly wings.
Big cyber hugs ~jeni :)

Kim said...

May God keep his arms wrapped around Thom. I would be very proud too! I come from a military family and that's what they do!

PS your card is so pretty!

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Your card is gorgeous Peggy! Such amazing coloring and a fantastic image!

You know that I have been praying for you and will continue to do so!!!!

Ann English said...

Oh, Peggy, sending you cyber hugs, lots of love and lifting both you and your son up in prayer.

Your MOJO doesn't appear to be missing to me-darling card.

I have a little something for you over on my blog :)

Ann English said...

Oh, Peggy, sending you cyber hugs, lots of love and lifting both you and your son up in prayer.

Your MOJO doesn't appear to be missing to me-darling card.

I have a little something for you over on my blog :)

Ann English said...

Oh, Peggy, sending you cyber hugs, lots of love and lifting both you and your son up in prayer.

Your MOJO doesn't appear to be missing to me-darling card.

I have a little something for you over on my blog :)

Barb said...

Your son is all our hero, and you are our heroine. Big thank yous to Thom and to you. You know how much I appreciate you.

Your card is precious -- you do little girl stuff really well!

Thanks for sharing and consider yourself hugged!

Barb xx

Dru said...

Your card is so adorable Peggy and while you are in my thoughts quite often, Thom will be there now also. He is our hero also and we are so thankful for these women and men, along with their families that give so much to keep our freedoms. Hugs to you and Thom, Dru

Sharon Keanly said...

My dear Peggy, thanks so much for sharing, this is what friends are for, be they those that are close to your or we, your bloggy buds. Knowing that your son is in the military I OFTEN think of him and you, and will definitely put you both on my prayer list. Your card is stunning, you definitely need a little girlie in the family. Such a cute little fairy... Sending you loads of love and blessings. God bless you Thom! hugs Sharon xx

Lelia Pierce said...

You do definitely need a granddaughter! Your card is too precious!

Thom is a special kind of man. I know he gets this trait from his Mama and that makes the both of you on my favey people list! I will be thinking of him and keeping him in my thoughts while he's away. Keep your chin up, Peggy...he'll be back before you know it!

Biggest Hugs!

Cathy said...

Peggy, this is sooo sweet. Love the little fairies and the colors you chose for this one are so perfect. You know I am always here for you no matter what you need GF!!!

Sheila said...

Great Fairy Peggy, I will keep Thom and the rest of you in prayers.
Sheila xx

Linda C said...

Oh Peggy, you are so blessed to have such a brave son and a handsome one at that. I will ask God to give him a special hug that protects him and brings him home safely to you. I think I better ask God for a special hug for you too!

Tammy said...

Thanks to your son and men and women like him, we are kept safe. If mom's across the world, could unite, there would be peace on earth. I will keep in in my thoughts and prayers.

Your card is wonderful.

Elaine L. said...

I love the card, Peggy! Maybe this could be your son's fairy godmother while he's away, someone to look after him and keep him safe.

jkreucher said...

Peggy, Say a thank you to Thom for me too!
Just remember, your friends are here for you!
Sending you soft hugs and special prayers my friend..

your card is just adorable.. love the sweet little image!

Linda McClain said...

Hey love . . . I can't begin to imagine what that's like. Thank you for the sacrifices you and your on re making for our freedom! extra hug your way

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