Friday, October 16, 2009

A Sad Goodbye and A Request


Hi All! So, today is a bittersweet day for me. I am announcing my departure from the Taylored Expressions Baker's Dozen Design Team. I've had such a wonderful time with Taylor and all the talented girls on the team. The stamps and DT have become a part of my heart and I will miss them dearly. Lots of things have changed in my life these past few months. My sister in law was just diagnosed with breast cancer and my cousin with a brain tumor. All these events have made me realize that I need to focus more on my family. I will continue to stamp since it's a form of therapy just in a slower pace. I want to thank Taylor for giving me the honor to be on her team.

So, now to the request. As I just mentioned my cousin Alejandra was just diagnosed with a cerebral brain tumor. She is only 30 years old and a newlywed. She has accomplished so much in her short years. She is already an MD and was currently practicing her internship in a Miami hospital. I've truly never met anyone so driven and passionate about helping people. Unfortunately her dreams of starting her practice have been postponed until she is better. Now she needs our help. I have decided to make her a card and send it to her every week. She needs all the love and support to get through this. So, my request is to help me send her cards. If you happen to have a card laying around that you feel you can part with please send it to my cousin Alejandra. I've already sent her a few cards and she absolutely loves them. They have really brightened her day. My card today features the beautiful Taylored Expressions "Fresh Flowers" and "Faith and Hope". I hope she likes it. I feel the quote is so powerful. I have included her address along with some pictures so you can get to know her better. Thanks in advance for all your help. Feel free it pass this along. The more love the better!

Alejandra Aristizabal
12333 SW 111 Lane
Miami, Fl 33186


Much love,
Ana

17 comments:

janice said...

your sister-in-law and your cousin will be in my prayers. faith is a powerful thing. keep it.
we will miss you, but it is so understood.
God bless you all.

ScrapyCrafter said...

Oh Ana, Im so sorry about the news. My prayers are with you and to your family.
Thank U for sharing this with us!
I hope dear to God that your loved ones go thru a fast speedy recovery.

Love,
Yaneri

Mary J said...

Hello Ana, I am sure they will miss you at TE and I'm so sorry to hear about Alejandra. Really awful news and she is lucky to have such a thoughtful and kind person as you to lean on. I live in England so instead of posting a card via the postal service, thought I would post via my blog here...my best regards to Alejandra...

http://maryjdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/during-my-usual-rounds-of-blog-reading.html

Jennifer Scull said...

oh goodness, my heart just breaks for what you and your family are going through. God is good and He wil provide all that you need. my prayers and love are with all of you at this time and always. I will be sure to get a card in the mail.

Anonymous said...

My Dear Ana - thank you for sharing the news about your cousin and how we, as your cardmaking family, can support her during this uncertain time in her life. I have lifted her in prayer and will continue to for GOD is the giver of miracles in life. I pray that she knows he holds her in His arms and will give her the peace and wisdom she needs to get through this. Count me among those who will be sending cards and you continue to post your favorite cards with an update on how Alejandra is doing. Blessings from mary anne in Stanwood Washington

Elena said...

Hello Ana,
I am really really sorry to hear these news...
Thank you for sharing it...
I will be thinking about Alejandra and your family. I will send her a card on Monday.
I also wanted to tell you that I will miss your creations and you. I enjoyed visiting you.

Nancy said...

Ana, I am so sorry that you are going through this. I just lost a dear friend to a brain tumor myself. I will be praying for Alejandra everyday. I too live in Miami so if you need anything for her let me know. I will be mailing a card for her too. Take care Ana I am here for you. Big hug!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Hey sweetie....you have been in my thoughts and your family will be in my prayers. Would be honored to send a card for your cousin, and your TE card is gorgeous. Will miss seeing you on that team but we all know that family always comes first. Big hugs to you, girl :)

Adela said...

Oh, Ana, I'm so sorry for the sadness in your family. Your cousin is a beautiful girl and I will pray for her and her family.

I have recently gone through a very painful event in my family and I know how this can be such a dark cloud over everyone who loves her, but I know God is there for us to give us comfort. I will miss your exceptional creativity (been a fan of yours since I began stamping 3 yrs ago). God bless you.
Adela

Anonymous said...

Hello Ana~
I have admired your work and have visited your blog quit often for inspiration. Thank you for touching my life with your work. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers during this time.God Bless and I will seed a card wrapped up with lots of faith & love. Brenda

Julia Aston said...

I would be happy to send along a card to you cousin - what sad news for your family - I will keep you all in my prayers.

I'm sure everyone at TE will miss you - I always enjoy your cards and projects.

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Donna said...

{{{hugs}}} Ana - I miss you on the team, too! so glad you're back to posting, though. I missed your wonderful creations. I'm sad to hear about your family members' illnesses, my heart goes out to them all. I will get a card in the mail to Alejandra and remember her in my prayers.

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