Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A great Cause and some Great Blog Candy

I wanted to share with you a blog that belongs to Cammie (Carol King), she has some INCREDIBLE Blog Candy! And it is in honor of a great cause, she recently released her newest set through Gina K Designs called Whimsical Autumn, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. What is awesome is that 100% of her proceeds from this set will always go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Isn't that incredible and generous! She has asked that we make a card for someone who is taking care of someone with Alzheimer's. This is close to my heart because my grandfather Ernesto has Alzheimer's and is quickly forgetting so many things and so many people. He remembers things from the past of course and so we often hear the same story over and over. I was married last October and I was so happy that he could be there with my grandmother, it meant the world to me. Then this past summer Andy and I went to San Antonio to celebrate my cousin's graduation from UT and my grandparents went as well. When he saw Andy and I hugging he asked my grandmother if we were "novio's" (not sure of spelling) that means boyfriend and girlfriend. It broke my heart to hear him ask her that and to realize that he forgot my wedding. I love him so much and I am so sad that we are losing him to this horrible disease. And to make matters worse he also has Prostate Cancer but it is growing very slowly so he seems to be OK and my dear grandmother makes sure he takes his meds. So, if you know someone who is a caregiver maybe you can take a few minutes to make or buy a card and send it to them. Let them know how special they are for helping take care of their loved one. And if you don't know someone with Alzheimer's you could send a card to the address that Cammie calls out in her blog where her grandmother was taken care of when she was living. Well, sorry for the sad story but I hope it will inspire you in sending a card or making a donation to the Alzheimer's Assoc. Here is the card I made for my sweet grandmother Matilde as well as a photo of the four of us at our wedding Oct 07'. Be sure to go visit Cammie's site just click here or on her name.

Some of the companies that have donated are Gina K. Designs, Taylored Expressions, PaperTrey Ink and so many more! Go check it out and join in on the fun! Good luck!

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