Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Blessed at Christmas


In just the blink of an eye, Christmas will be here!!! I still am not quite ready, but in my mind, that's okay. I am sure that things will fall into place as they should. I haven't been stamping much this week as I really have been focusing on the things that need to happen, like clearing a path for Santa!!! All the gifts have been purchased. I have to find one more gift that I had stowed away (ever hide something to find that it is forever lost??) and all the presents will be wrapped.

But does this really matter in the bigger scheme of things? I don't think so. What is more important to me is having my small family around me, good health for my parents and a good and happy life for my son.

This week we got a terrible scare. My Father was in an accident on the 401, which is essentially Canada's Trans Canada Highway. He hit some black ice and lost control of the Truck, hitting a Guardrail, spinning back across the road to hit the cement median divider head on. I think that he hit a couple of more times as the back of the Truck was smashed up as well.

His Truck as you can see, was damaged fairly badly. We are not sure if it will be written off, but there is a good possibility. Fortunately, there was a lot of Truck between that cement barrier and my father. Apparently when the airbag went off, it gave him quite a start, but other than that, he came out of the accident unscathed. I am thankful for that. I am thankful that there was no other cars involved. I am glad that the Transport driver that was coming behind him was able to slow down. I am appreciative of the kind men who stopped to ensure that he was all right before they continued on their journey.

So in reflection, if there is a light layer of dust on the bookshelves or a ketchup fingerprint on the fridge............does it REALLY matter????? What matters to me is that I will enjoy another safe Christmas with my Family, my Father safe and sound.

Card Recipe:

My Favourite Things: Baby it's Cold Outside
Rusty Pickle DP
SU! Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Cardstock and Watercolour Paper
Stickles, Ink Pads, Aquapainters.
Heidi Swapp Clear Snowflakes, SU! Rhinestone Brad and Tafetta Ribbon
Making Memories Button Brads


  1. wow that is scary! your dad's guardian angel was working overtime it seems! love your card

  2. Thank goodness your father is ok. Prayers...what a scare.

    Your card is just adorable.

    Happy holidays!

  3. Oh thank God your Dad is okay! That is the best present of all! Love your card! Deb

  4. Wow, what a scare. So glad he is alright. And you are right, its all about family! i wish we could do away with the gifts and the hustle and bustle and just spend fun times with the loved ones over Christmas. have a blessed Christmas!

  5. You're getting a lot of use from that new set ;-) The colors are great.

    I'm glad to hear your dad is OK.

  6. I am so glad that you dad is okay. That is a a wonderful Christmas present.

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  8. Omg we hope Ken is ok, please give him our best wishes.
    We hope you have a wonderful christmas, Ken guardian angel can have a rest now for the holidays.

    P.S I LOVE the Hanna card,just love it, I was so happy to open it. I love your cards you are so talented :)

    Merry Chrsitmas

    Lots of LOve;
    Nicole & Jeremy

  9. OMG....We hope Ken is ok. We hope you all have a wonderful christmas, now that you know for sure an angel is watching you all.

    P.S I "LOVE" the card, just love it, jer left it on the counter for me to open. I love getting your cards you are so talented.

    Have a very Merry CHristmas
    And A Happy New Year :)

    Lots Of Love
    Nicole & Jeremy Baird

  10. Vicki, I'm so glad you dad was ok!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  11. I slid on some black ice, too. I was standing at the time and fell right on my biscuits. It gave me quite a fright too, but thankfully I am amply padded! All kidding aside, I am glad your dad is okay. I love mine to pieces!)

  12. Amen to that! I am so thankful that your father is OK! That's the best gift of all!

  13. I am so glad your dad is okay. Enjoy and embrace your family this Christmas!

  14. Oh, my, Vicki! Thank goodness your father is okay! Really makes you stop and think about things. Your card is another fine example of your wonderful work. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Vicki:

    I am just now getting caught up on all my reading and am breathing a sigh of relief that your father is okay after his highway accident. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Debbie^i^


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