At our house, we have gone thru big changes in the last few weeks. Our daughter has gone thru some extreme changes in her life, through no fault of her own. I will only say that I keep telling her, “Time heals all wounds, and yes, the flip side of that is Time wounds all heels….” Suffice it to say, my daughter has been badly hurt. So we have two new people living in our house, our daughter and her 2,1/2 year old daughter. Things are a bit rough right now, but I keep telling her, “Joy comes in the morning” – not sure what morning, but one day, some morning, we will all wake up and feel JOY again. For now, we must reach real deep for the PEACE that can be ours as children of God. The PEACE that passes all understanding, and yes, PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO MEN. It won’t be the merriest of Christmas’s at our house, but there is PEACE and there will someday again be JOY. I just know it, and I will pray through it and to it. Say a little prayer for my daughter and grand daughter this Christmas, will you? Thank you, and hug someone you love, and appreciate them, and hold onto them!

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  • Cherie
    December 13, 2011

    Karen, I'm sorry to hear about the problems in your daughter's life! However, you have given her very good advice. She will come thru this trial time a stronger person! Your card is beautful! Could you please share how you did the top of it? TFS!

  • Sabrina
    December 13, 2011

    Karen, so sorry to hear about all the trials and tribulations. Got to agree – we don't know when the morning will come and how long the night of weeping will last, but we can hold on to the promise of joy and hope.
    Wishing you and your household peace this Christmas, and blessing.

  • Emma Fewkes
    December 13, 2011

    I think this is absolutely fabulous ~ I just love how the colours pop off the page. I'm so sorry about your daughter and grand-daughter, my heart goes out to them and I'm sending you all love and happiness this Christmastime <3

  • Anonymous
    December 13, 2011

    Karen – a beautiful, beautiful card!!!! Our love and prayers to all – Joy and Peace WILL COME. Couldn't get through reading your message without crying.

  • Carole Campanile
    December 13, 2011

    Beautiful card Karen; I love that DP, it's so rich and elegant.

    Please tell your daughter she will wake up one day and she will actually be happier and stronger because of the hardship she is now facing. Focus on the blessings and the hurt will soon fade.

    Thinking of you,

  • Becky
    December 13, 2011

    Beautiful card. I will remember you and your daughter in my prayers.

  • Carol Dee
    December 13, 2011

    A stunning Christmas card. So sorry to hear there is unrest this Christmas season for you Daughter and Grand daughter. She is blessed to have you. I will indeed pray for all of you. Blessings and Love, hugs…

  • Anonymous
    December 13, 2011

    May God Bless your entire household this Christmas and bestow on you the Peace of the Christ Child,
    God Bless,

  • Peggy
    December 13, 2011

    Beautiful card Karen! My heart and prayers go out to your family. Hugs!

  • Patti Willey
    December 13, 2011

    Keep posting Karen! Your projects are fantastic. Tell us more about how you get your water coloring accomplished, or do you use markers, Copics what? We need help!

    Bless your heart for opening your home to your family. The Lord will bless you all. Prayers going up for you and yours. Hugs

  • Carol Lucas
    December 14, 2011

    Lovely card: sending prayers for your daughter and granddaughter. I like your comment, "Time wounds all heels." Sometimes, we can't but hope this is true.

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2011

    B: I am so sorry, so, so, sorry. You are stronger than you know, sweet girl, and just how strong you are will be revealed in the days to come. You deserve all of the good, all of the wonderful, things your future holds. I am praying, and believing, that the Lord will place a high wall of favor and protection around you and OL, and that He will bless and keep you in the days to come. I hope that knowing you are so dearly loved is a comfort. Dee-Dee

  • Vicki Dutcher
    December 22, 2011

    Saying prayers for you and your family! May you have a very Merry Christmas my friend! I've been crazy busy and haven't played in a challenge it seems like forever!!

  • Wanda Cullen
    December 22, 2011

    Your card is stunning! Why don't I think to use an EF over printed DP?! So sorry your family is going through these tough times…will certainly lift everyone up in prayer!

  • Anonymous
    December 28, 2011

    Have had all of you in my thoughts and PRAYERS. You are right, JOY WILL come at some point and we do know God is good. Love to all. JoAnn

  • Jen Timko
    December 29, 2011

    The joy will come again. Until then, know that you and your family are loved and in our prayers. Beautiful card, as always.

  • Francie G.
    January 10, 2012

    Beautiful, Karen! I will keep your daughter, granddaughter and family in my prayers! Hugs!

  • Betsye Rose
    January 24, 2012

    Beautiful card! Love the way you combined pp with a strong solid pp.