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Words About Friends

TOFF#49 at The Octopode Factory Challenge blog is all about Friends (you should stop by the blog and see the great creations). My original plan was to make a crowd scene using every Octopode individual I had, but that didn't work out. I then decided to go with a quote that symbolizes true friendship to me. The first time I saw this quote, I thought that "mind" was suppose to be "mine" - but it isn't, and that one word makes all the difference. I have some great friends who can take my jumbled up thoughts and help make sense of them; those kind of friends are super cherished right now.

My MIL passed away Saturday. It was a blessing that she didn't have to suffer in severe pain long, and she was at home surrounded by her family which is just exactly what she wanted. Nonie was a wonderful Mother and friend - she was so loved. What a testimony to how unselfish love can impact lives. Pop is doing great at the Rehab Facility and should be going home soon. Thanks for all the prayers, thoughts, and wishes.

Hugz to all!

Octopode Jolee Image
Cosmo Cricket "Wanted" dp
SU! Cardstock
Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies
Prima flowers
Cheery Lynn Flourish die
Martha Steward branch punch
Zva pearls
SU! Kraft ink for sponging and distressing


  1. My sympathies to you and your family. The sentiment on your card really does put life into perspective and you do need friends at a time like this. Take care and hugs to you.

  2. So very sorry for your loss - that really is an apt and beautiful quote. It is always a comfort to have such understanding friends at times like these.

  3. First of all let me express my sorrow in your loss! She will be missed I'm sure! Your card is absolutely wonderful! I understand what you are saying about the 'mind'/'mine' ... that one word DOES make a difference! Beautifully crafted! Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks so much for swinging by my blog ... so sweet of you!

  4. So Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers and with you and your family, your card is beautiful the sentiment is just right, sending a hug.
    Kevin xx

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. What a beautiful card...the sentiment says it all.

  6. I know it is a really hard time for your family now...sending you big hugs.

    Your card is great...I thought the same about the mind/mine in the beginning.

  7. What a fabulous sentiment. Soooo sorry for your loss....HUGE cyber ((hugs)).

  8. So sorry for your loss Nancy, prayers for you and your family! Your card is a terrific tribute!

  9. Nancy I am sending my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. What a beautiful quote. I read that book-it was on Oprah's Book Club. Your card is just beautiful and full of the songs of your heart.

  10. I'm so sorry about losing your MIL, Nancy. :( I'm giving you a big, warm hug right now, my friend.

    What an interesting little quote. I thought as you did, that the word was a mistake, but instead it makes it all the more thought provoking.

    I hope the coming days get easier for all of you. I feel so badly for you all.


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