Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mary & Henry!


Good morning friends!  This is my second post of the day...for my CAS-ual Fridays post, please click here.

Today we're celebrating my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, we are not celebrating it the way we thought we would as my father-in-law had quadruple bypass surgery yesterday.  That said, we are so thankful that he is okay.  He had been experiencing chest pain and went in for a stress test on Thursday. The stress test led to test results showing blockage; the doctors tried angioplasty but the blockage was too much so bypass surgery happened yesterday. The surgery went well and Henry will have several weeks of recovery but we're on the right path.  Over the last few days, we have had many wonderful doctors and prayers leading us in his care.

Yesterday, we all spent the day in the waiting room together and I have to say that it was a huge testament to how my in-laws have raised their children.  Despite the tremendous worry of the day, everyone was there for each other and the love and laughter was flowing.  

So today I wish my in-laws who have demonstrated day in and day out how to build a strong marriage on a foundation of faith, love and laughter a very happy 50th.  Wishing them all the love in the world and many more anniversaries in the future.

On a side note: The card features blues as blue is my mother-in-law's favorite color and is based on this week's CASE this Sketch.  I woke up early this morning as I think my brain is on a bit of over drive...realized I didn't have a card.  Anyone else use card creating as relaxation therapy too? :)

 

28 comments:

  1. 50yrs! That deserves a major celebration and what an inspiration that is for your marriage. Lovely card Lynn! Here's wishing your inlaws many happy returns of the day!

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  2. Such pretty stamping, Lynn! Love hearing about how solid your in-laws' marriage is - it's a wonderful example, not only for you and Pat but for your kids as well!

    Glad to hear your FIL is doing well after surgery - wishing for continued recovery! And yes! Cardmaking has helped me through many stressful times - so relaxing for me too!

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  3. Gorgeous card for a very special occasion! Glad your father in law is ok - I'm sure he'll be up raring to go in no time and it will be a double celebration!

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  4. So beautiful Lynn, the colors the balance everything perfect!
    Yes, family is precious... glad your FIL is okay. Wishes for a speedy recovery to him!

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  5. Lynn I am so happy to hear that your father-in-law has had the surgery. I am so happy to hear that they reacted so quickly and got him right into to surgery. Sending prayers to your family. What a beautiful card for your in-laws and congratulations on 50 years! Yes I do use card making for relaxation. This last week I have had a complete block--looking for my mojo, if you see it please send it home. ;)

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  6. Happy 50th Anniversary to your in-laws! Thanks for sharing it with us! I hope your FIL is on the mend and so happy that the family was all there for him! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the inking and color placements! It's so pleasing to the eyes!

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  7. What a gorgeous card Lynn! That blue just pops. Happy 50th anniversary to your in-laws. Hope all is well with you.

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  8. Oh gosh I didn't realise it was their Anniversary today please send them my love. They will love this card. And yes crafting is my therapy and I need lots!! Xx

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  9. I knew right away your card was for CTS. It is perfect for an anniversary card. Congratulations on your in-laws 50th. I'm sorry that you wont' be celebrating as you wanted but so glad the heart surgery turned out well. When I saw this I was reminded I need a 50th anniversary card - for tonight. I'd better get busy.

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  10. Gorgeous card - love the colour combo and loving the flowers with the bling centres :)

    So glad your FIL's bypass surgery went well. My dad had triple bypass in his 70's and did fabulously.

    What a wonderful testament to their 50 years of marriage, and wonderful family values - warms my heart :)

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  11. What a wonderful milestone! Love the card ... especially the double blue mount.

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  12. Gorgeous....fab use of the sketch!! Glad things are going week for FIL!!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Lynn! I love those blooms!

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  14. wow, I didn't realize it's their anniversary too! Terrible timing, or perfect? Like you said, all those years of building a foundation to hold each other even tighter in difficult times, no matter what the outcome. Sending hugs and prayers continually :) ox

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  15. Yes, Lynn, I use card making as relaxation therapy. It's very effective. Your card is beautiful. I'm sure your in-laws will love it. Sending prayers for Henry's speedy recovery. I so glad that he had the tests that led to a solution (drastic as it was). You may need to have a big family celebration when he is well again - to health and to a long and happy marriage. :-)

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  16. Happy healing to your FIL and Happy Anniversary - 50 years is huge! Yep, getting inky can sure help with relaxation~

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  17. So pretty, love that you used blue for your MIL.

    50 years...that's super awesome!

    sending good thoughts to you and your family for your father-in-law!

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  18. Oh Lynn I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law but glad to read in your next post that he's progressing well.
    Beautiful stamping on this card - I love the added touches of bling too!
    Card making as therapy? Totally! :D

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  19. Hi Lynn this is such a pretty card!

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  20. Congratulations on your in-laws 50th wedding anniversary! It was a special day - also because of the surgery your father in law had yesterday. I hope he will recover quickly!

    I love your card, the stamping is perfect and the colors so bright!

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  21. What a lovely card Lynn! Thank you for joining us at CTS.

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  22. Beautiful combination of colors and stamps.

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  23. So glad that your father-in-law was able to be treated so quickly and I hope his recovery is quick and smooth. All of the love and support from your awesome family will surely help to speed things along!

    Love the double blue matting on your card and those sweet blooms! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  24. Wish your father-in-law a quick recovery and as for the card, it is beautiful :)

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  25. What a beautiful card to celebrate lives filled with love! So glad to hear he's doing well, Lynn! It means so much to me that you asked us to pray. Hugs!

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  26. Oh, this is so lovely, Lynn!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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