Thursday, September 13, 2012

Remembering Sean Smith - call for cards

  My long-time blog friends know that my best friend is Kaye.  Kaye and I met eleven years ago at a local stamp store.  We formed an instant bond over card-making, but we both also enjoy knitting and other crafts.  One of the most striking qualities about Kaye is her love for her family.  Kaye is pure sunshine; she oozes joy, especially when talking about her two daughters and her son-in-law.  In April 2004 Kaye and her family welcomed a second son-in-law, Sean Smith.  What fun Kaye had creating wedding favors and hostessing a beautiful wedding in her home for Heather & Sean.  About thirteen months later, Heather gave birth to a perfect baby girl and a year after that a handsome baby boy.

  Kaye regularly makes beautiful cards, mini albums, crochets, knits, and sews gifts for her family.  And they all appreciate her talents, which makes it even more worthwhile.  Kaye also dedicates Wednesdays to making cards for Operation Write Home.

  On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Sean Smith (a U.S. foreign service diplomat) was one of the Americans killed at the embassy in Benghazi, Libya.  My heart goes out to Heather and her two young children.  Heather has the best family support imaginable in both of her parents, her sister, and her brother-in-law.  They are a remarkable family and have such strength of character.

  I am asking you to please send cards; sympathy card(s) to Heather and her two children and/or cards for Operation Write Home in memory of Sean (a U.S. Air Force veteran).   If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, please contact me.  I will collect your cards until September 27th, and I will send them to the family.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

16 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

I was already sad over this, but now it's closer to home. My heart goes out to Kaye, Heather, and their family.

Ros Crawford said...

Such a very sad things to happen ... you card is beautiful and so very thoughtful of you ...

snappy scrappy said...

That is so sad. Beautiful card! Lee-Ann :)

Denine said...

My heart is filled with sadness for Kaye and her family. May peace find them all again soon.

Arlene said...

June, I was already bothered by this attack and now to read your story takes on a whole new meaning. My heart goes out to Kaye and her two young ones. They will definitely be in our prayers.

Windy Hills said...

This is so sad, and our prayers go out to Kaye, Heather, and all their family. I have always enjoyed hearing of your wonderful times together, and I know that you will be a source of strength to her.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You know I am on this!!! So sad for his family and your BFF... off to share on FB and please send me your addy so I can send my cards to you this weekend.....

Linda said...

Oh my what a sad thing to happen. I will be sending you a card June. Sending Blessing and prayers to you, your friend and the family.

Missy said...

Lovely card June...praying for you friend's family and so thankful for his service.....will mnake a card this weekend!!

Marydon said...

Heartfelt sympathy ... send me the address. Julie sent me over ...

blushing_rose_boutique@yahoo.com

TTFN ~
Marydon

Linda R said...

I just finish watching a special report on the news about him. So sad. My prayers go out to His family for their loss..

Hugs~

~amy~ said...

breaks my heart...I will send you a card June...love yours...the white embossing is magnificent and I love the font on the sentiment.

Rose said...

i am so sad to read this. will hold his family in prayer. and try to get you a card next week.
your card is beautiful :)

Nancy M said...

Oh so very sad. I am very sorry. I will send a card in my box, which is going out soon.

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear of your Friends loss, what a tragedy. Beautiful card!

Naomi Edwards said...

Hi June, I am new here and also a new follower, I am coming from Julie's blog (Life with the Tucker adn Wolec Clan) ... When I heard I wanted to make a card straight away for I already heard and was bothered by this... I love that you are doing this for your wonderful friends and I will be praying for all.
I will be contacting you for I would like to send the card to you first... I have tried the Write home operation and find it too difficult for me... I hope this is ok.