My sweet friend, Jeff

Many of you have been wondering where I’ve been and what’s been going on with me over the past several months especially since I’ve not been posting after launching my new website at the end of March.  As you may or may not know, on February 7th I lost a very close friend of mine to cancer. Jeff fought a hard fight and while I knew that it was not going to be a battle he could win, I thought I was as prepared.  I couldn’t have been more wrong. The friendship and bound that we shared since high school was very special and losing him one of the hardest thing I think I’ve ever experienced.

Me and Daddy

Me and My Daddy!

That is until April 13th — The day my world came crashing down as my daddy went to meet the Lord. No matter how old I get I will always be a “Daddy’s Girl”! My daddy had a way about him that makes him like no other! I’ve always said he was old school but the things that he has taught and instilled in me and my siblings make us the strong adults that we are today. I’m forever grateful to him more than he knows. He had the best insight and always knew just what to say to make me see both sides of a situation and feel better. Thru good and bad no matter what – I knew he was always there! People used to tease me growing up that “misery is when you have a beautiful mother and look like your dad”. I still just smile about it! There is no denying that I’m my daddy’s daughter – height and all! I am extremely proud that he’s my dad and hope he knows he means the world to me even if I didn’t get to see or tell him often enough! I love you Daddy!

I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 14 years and while I love all the fun products and the creativity, the one thing I love and cherish MOST is the incredible friendships that I’ve made. Thank You for the outpouring of thoughts, prayers, messages, cards, and flowers you’ve sent. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and customers and hope you know I love and appreciate each of you so much!  The last few months have been very tough and I honestly couldn’t have gotten through them without you!

Big Hugs and Much Love!

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