Friday, June 11, 2010

Mr. V

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Well, I found myself in need of a sympathy card this week.  I was really sad to see my friend notifying people that her father-in-law had passed away.  I grew up in a tiny little town, and her father-in-law was a teacher there in the middle school.  I was super shy when I was younger, and I was petrified to have him for a teacher.  He was known to be pretty strict, a no-nonsense kind of guy.  He taught art and science.  Kind of a funny mix, now that I think about it.  Anyway, he ended up being one of my favorite teachers.  He really wanted his students to excel.  I believe he'd have been happy to have every student learn more about every subject than he himself knew.  He loved kids to explore and learn everything that they could.  And I loved that about his classes.  My friend posted how hard it was going to be to tell her kiddos when they woke up that grandpa wasn't going to be around anymore.  Well, I was really sad and didn't feel like making a card at all.  My blogging friend Chris had made a beautiful card for her friend, and I just decided to take the easy route and case her gorgeous card.  Enjoy your Friday, go hug all your loved ones!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Awww....that part of life sucks indeed...but you have such fond memories which is really sweet.
And look - you used patterned paper!...I like that big ol' sentiment too.

Amy said...

Lovely card1 So sorry about your teacher.

Susan Raihala said...

So sorry for your hometown's loss. Teachers--good teachers--have an impact on everyone they touch, and they have a chance to touch a lot of lives. That legacy keeps them alive in a way, even after they are gone, don't you think?

The card is lovely.

Angela said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! He sounds like an awesome teacher; I enjoyed reading your memory.

Alyssa S said...

Thanks for sharing! He sounds like he was truly an awesome man.
Beautiful, beautiful card!

Kerri said...

I'm so sorry about your friend's FIL. It sounds like he was a wonderful teacher and will be missed by many. Your card is beautiful, and will be treasured by your friend. Sending hugs your way.

Chris said...

so sorry for your loss! he sounds like he def made a difference in your life.

your card turned out fabulous! and i'm sure his family will appreciate it!

laurie said...

Sorry to hear of your loss...I think thry will really like your card.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh, how sad! Sympathy cards are so hard but I'm sure yours will be much appreciated.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

So sorry for your loss. This is a lovely card. The patterned butterflies are lovely.

Susan said...

Such a beautiful card! It's so lovely. They are going to love it.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Sorry for your loss, isn't it great that you had someone so fabulous in your life? Love your card, the tiny butterflies, 3-d effect, and embossing!