Sunday, April 25, 2010

I’ve had a challenging month this last month.  It started with a long over due vacation.  We decided to go with my parents and brother camping in the Utah west desert.  We had a lot of fun the first day we were there.  What we didn’t plan on was my two year old falling down the camper steps and breaking his leg.  It’s a frightening thought when you know your child is injured and you are several hours from a hospital or cellular phone signal.  The break was very bad.  My dad wrapped him up in a stretcher with boxes, a foam egg crate, and duck tape so we could cross over the dirt roads to get to the hospital.  Everything turned out ok and he had surgery that night to fix the leg.  I was feeling pretty stressed for about a week after it all happened.  He’s in a spica cast which is a little shocking for a parent.  Anyway, I was in the middle of my stress meltdown over it and I took him for a checkup at the children’s hospital.  As I went to leave, I was putting my stroller away and a car backed into me and hit me.  I was confused at first and wondering what happened as I was laying there on the ground.  Then, I felt a little mad.  When the lady who hit me got out of her car, she just burst into tears.  She wanted to know if I was ok and all of that.  I knew I was.  I just stood there shaking after I got up.  Then, she just cried and told me how much stress they were under.  She had a preemie baby who had been born 12 weeks early and had been in the hospital there for three months.  She just cried and said it was so stressful for them.  I realized at that moment that my two year old with his spica cast was nothing and I could handle it just fine.  It was a very humbling experience.  After I knew I was ok, I gave her a hug and sent her on her way.  I am very grateful for my trials and all that I learn by going through them.

So, that has been the cause for the delay in posting to my blog the last few weeks.  I’ve got to get back to some designing because it helps me feel creative.  I do have a few new things in my store for you.


These are on sale for only $10:

These are also on sale for only $10: andreagold_cuov_bb07_thumb_LRG

This is on sale for only $4.00 for the bundle: 


I have a lot more new things and also lots of sale items.  I’ve put my classic super template bundle back on sale for a limited time also.  You can get 498 templates for only $54!  The templates are CU for a small extra fee.


You can find everything in my store here:

Here is a freebie:


Download here.



Anonymous said...

Wonderful template! Thank you!

Jody said...

I am so glad that you are all okay. You have had a rough time of it for sure. I pray things will settle down for you and there will be no more accidents.

Thanks for the template. Oh, I was wondering if you will be doing an April photo calendar template?

Thanks again

Ragan said...

WOW Andrea! I'm glad you're both okay. Yeah, I'd be a little stressed too!

Thanks so much for the template.

Deb said...

I'm so glad you and your family are ok, what a horrible experience for you all.

Thanks for the template. :)

Lorena Digital Designs said...

Thank you for the terrific template. Also, having had a child break a leg (in 3 places), I can understand your fear and stress, especially having it happen so far away from a doctor or hospital. But I am so impressed with you and the compassion you showed the woman who hit you. You are truly a blessing!

Wendy at said...

Thanks so much. Added your link to Daily Digital Scrapbooking Freebies
Hope you and your son are feeling better soon.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thank you so much for the template. I am so sorry to hear about your hard month. It is humbling to be worried about your child to see a family facing so much worse.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [25 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

sdwrdt said...

So sorry about your little guy! I remember when that happened to my daughter while we were 8 hours away on a Girl Scout trip. We were close to a hospital, but they wouldn't even set it, saying she needed surgery when we got home. Longest 36 hours of my life! (by the time we got home and were told that they could put it in a cast)

craftychic said...

I'm so sorry your vacation went the way it did but very glad you're all ok. Thank you for still thinking of all of us and sharing your wonderful talent! Thank you for the great template.

Cherbear said...

Thank you!

Tami said...

Th♥nks for sharing!

LadyPatsFan said...

thank you for sharing. I'm sorry to hear about your son. I hope he gets better soon. My daughter broke her leg at 13 months, but at least we were only 15 minutes from the hospital.

Anonymous said...

thanks 4 the great template. hope all is improving...

Anonymous said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's rough! Hope things get better, and thanks!

Nic said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the template and I am glad that you and your family are doing ok now.

vana said...

Glad to hear that you and your son will be okay. Many thanks for the template, too. :)

Kathy said...

Thank U for sharing!:)

So~Inkin~Cute said...

andrea, you are such a sweet girl. I am glad things are okay. Life can be a doozy, that is for sure!

I admire you! :)

Shellianne said...

you got hit by a car! i did not know that.

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