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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there today!  I am a bit sad for some reason today.... It would make sense given that I am 40, have no kids, and recently had a complete hysterectomy, but in fact I have known for many years that I won't be having kids, and the surgery was a very happy event for me due to the pain and bleeding I have had for almost as many years!  In fact, I first became seriously ill when I was 18, was diagnosed with my first autoimmune disease, Lupus, at age 20 and decided shortly after that that I will not be having biological children.  My illnesses are hereditary, and I will not knowingly pass them on.  I accepted that very early on.  Plus, when I was around 30, I had to undergo chemotherapy.  Before I started, I had to talk to a professional about how the chemo meant I most likely would be sterile, and if I did get pregnant, the baby would be deformed and he/she plus me would all most likely die. 

So why am I sad today?  I don't know....
I know I won't be a Mother, and I have a very nice Mother. 

Perhaps I am just tired.  We have had lots of company the past four or so days!!


On to the cards.  I won (yay!) a HoneyPop set and had to make a sample card just to show everyone how cool the Honeycomb paper is.  I have always been in love with the decorations made with honeycomb paper.  Of course, once I saw how much fun HoneyPop is, I had to purchase more...
Here is the outside:


I also finished this pirate card recently.  The stamps are from the new A*muse catalog.

Hope you all have a great week!


1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry you were sad. That must be difficult...

    Thanks again for always being the #1 auntie with the nieces and nephews! I had an aunt that never had children and we always acknowledged her on mother's day because she was very important in our lives. We celebrated you yesterday- the boys were thankful for and said prayers for the grandma's and Anne. :)