My son has had a bit of a rough year, he has cerebral palsy and suffered from a lot of pain and muscle spasms and he had a pump fitted under his skin with a tube into his spine to deliver medication directly to the nerves causing spasms and pain.This worked brilliantly for 3 weeks and then it stopped working. After many weeks of insisting to the doctors that it wasn't working and eventually persuading them to agree he was put on the waiting list to have it checked but not as an urgent case. That was in November last year.
He then had a fall a couple of weeks later and broke his right foot, a week before he had elective surgery on his left foot to straighten one of his toes.Unfortunately because the medication wasn't working the operation became much bigger as instead of one screw fixing his toe joint in place he finished up with 3 plates and 5 screws and was non weight bearing for 8 weeks.
In March he finally got the pump sorted, it was a complication so rare that they never mention it as a possibility,but who cares, it was working again. That in itself caused its own problems , as my son's muscle tone now relaxed and his foot position wasn't good and now stopped him walking so he needed more surgery, which he had last week. He now has 6 more weeks non weight bearing , then more surgery to remove wires holding his bones together , then a further few weeks in plaster before finally he can start to walk again.
Sorry about all the long winded explanation but I decided that some days we might need a little help to smile so I made this.
I used one of my favourite gorjuss girls that was one of the first stamps I bought from funky kits. I coloured her with promarkers and kept the palette simple.
I added a silver mirri card die cut 'smile' using a memory box die.
I put it in a frame in a place that we will all see it every morning as we walk by and how can we not have at least one smile a day.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-
the crafters cafe -bling
sugar nellie - anything goes
I love promarkers - use a diecut
crafting when we can - dies and punches