A few years ago I bought a few yards of clearanced Halloween fabric. I planned on making the children Trick or Treat bags. Again, that didn't happen. I made a compromise. I bought ready-made black canvas bags (3 for $6 at Walmart) and appliqued the children's initial on the front. I would like to switch out the handle to make it match the applique ... Maybe next year ...
Today is the last day to submit your Candy Corn projects!
I wanted to express my appreciation for all of your comments yesterday. I am so grateful to this community that is willing to mourn with those who mourn and comfort those in need of comfort. I am so thankful for all the prayers and fasts that are being offered on Caitlin's and her family's behalf. Thank you. Mere words cannot express my gratitude. I wish I could hug all of you.
Taylor and I attended the funeral last night, with friends and family (Joe is out of town again). It was a beautiful service. We laughed. And cried. And tried not to cry many, many times. It was hard to look at anyone who was crying, because it just made us cry.
When I saw Matt's mother, my heart broke all over again. I have never seen her look so beautiful and graceful. I could see the pain in her eyes, yet she tried to put a smile on her face. As she faced one of the hardest days of her life. I know she was trying to be strong for her children. I have seen my mother wear this face many times, over the past six years. She has always been strong for us, although in private she is not. I saw this in Matt's mother last night. It's what mothers do.