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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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blogged by me domestic goddess On 11/12/2006 06:39:00 PM
Is there an after life? I always ask myself this question, and with recent events, is why I ask myself alot. I have had a difficult few days which is why I haven't blogged. I miss my Dad terribly, and I had always dreamt of an Afterlife where Dad would make his presence known, and while my days are tough at the moment it is at these times I wish he was here to guide me.
There has been no "sign" or presence, nothing, should I give up hope of it ever happening?
I have watched the series "Afterlife" and last night was the last of the series. The whole question of an afterlife was dealt with so beautifully, and I pray that my Dad was taken away by someone who cared and was met at the gates of heaven by his mother and father with open arms. This does keep me sane, in the hope he has met the parents he lost at the tender age of 8.

I have been busy throwing my energies into my scrapping again these past few days. At last the November page kit will be posted out on Monday. I managed 2 layouts, a card and I still have a sheet of patterned paper and scraps of card stock to play with!
Later tonight I will upload the extra kits I have left after the subscriptions, so keep your eyes peeled.
I really enjoyed playing with this kit. The Christmas Crate Papers have also been shipped from the US for the December kit and I cannot wait to have a stroke of these scrummy delights.

A new Pencil Line sketch goes up tonight. I am really excited about this weeks GDT, she has been a favourite scrapper of mine for a long time now. An Australian scrapper and very talented 3 dimensional scrapper!!
I struggled with mine to start with, but I love the finished results

What have you all been up to this weekend? Whatever you got up to, I hope you had fun.
And lastly we must not forget our hero's that lost and fought for their life's in WW1, WW2 and all modern day wars, including the conflicts in the Middle East

Anna xxx

18 Response to 'AfterLife'

  1. Cath Said,'> 7:32 PM

    OMG Anna! you and me both!

    I was in tears last night at the end of afterlife...not because of the programme but wondering who was there to meet my brother! and like you I've been waiting for a sort of sign!!! (((hugs))) I know exactly how you feel... Ive had a horrid couple of days too. xx


  2. jakey Said,'> 8:02 PM

    Aw... girly. I so know how you are feling. I had the most terrible time after my sister died. I was in shock, totally unable to function, and completely lost my faith. I was so sure she would come to me, so sure there'd be some sign... and for a long time there wasn't. But one night I feel she did... Eventually. It was not a dream, I know that, and it left me feeling quite different. It's earlt days for you still, hang in there.

    You know where I am, you know?

    jk x


  3. Anonymous Said,'> 8:13 PM

    oh hunny, you are not alone or insane in anyway, i think when we lose someone we love we all feel that we want them to be met by someone they love and who are we to say they dont, i for one beleive they do. i am always here for you luvs ya


  4. suebaru Said,'> 8:38 PM

    Thinking of you hun, it'll take time xx Love your Lo's!


  5. Anonymous Said,'> 8:42 PM

    I LOVE those layouts....I would not be surprised if Basic Grey come knocking on your door!
    Hugs to you babes!!
    chat tomorrow!


  6. Anam Said,'> 9:02 PM

    **hugs** i totally beleive in an afterlife for the spirit or soul of a person but as far as seeing them in my lif e- often it doesnt happen when i need them most but more when i least expect it. hang in there *hugs*


  7. Anonymous Said,'> 9:38 PM

    Take care Anna :)
    Jane (Brods)


  8. Stikks Said,'> 10:28 PM

    Anna - when you lost your Father you said so many things that rang true about how I had been feeling about losing my darling Nan back in April - it's a hurt that doesn't go away but does ease. Last night's Afterlife was very cathartic for me in a way - I wept like a baby but I know now that my Grandpa was waiting for her - just like I had imagined and told her as she was leaving us. Hugs to you - I don't know you but if you ever feel the need to talk more..... y'know? xxxxx


  9. Unknown Said,'> 11:36 PM

    Hey chicky! Sounds like you've had a rough time thoughts and prayers are with you honey!

    This lo is divine btw - love it!


  10.'> 12:35 AM

    Thinking of you. {hugs}


  11. Anonymous Said,'> 12:05 PM


    I lost my mother at a young age and I understand.

    I know this is about pets but I think its just as relevant to humans we miss too

    The Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...


  12. Anonymous Said,'> 12:22 PM

    (((((((((((((((big hugs))))))))))))
    I belive, I KNOW my son and mum are about...Its been 16 yrs since my son dide but i still feel him about sometimes..Don't look to hard hun.
    We are all here if you need someone.



  13. Sally Said,'> 7:53 PM

    BIG believer here. It's too soon yet. Please give it time. You will get your sign. Start looking for synchonicities. When you look at the clock, it may say 10.10, or 11.11, 12.12 etc. Little things, like when you turn on the radio or television, there will be a song or favourite programme. The more you 'tune in', the closer you will get to that 'sign' that you need. Give him 6 - 12 months, as he went through quite an illness before he passed over.


  14. Cath Said,'> 9:51 PM

    Massive hugs Anna. Losing a parent is very hard. Me and my mum used to talk about the afterlife as we knew she was dying and i used to joke asking her not to come back and haunt me because i would be scared. Anyway although she has never come to me i know at times she is around as i smell cigeratte smoke or the kettle boils on it's own, classic signs that she is around!


  15.'> 10:01 PM

    You are still very recently bereaved, it takes time. My sister lost her husband two years ago & almost went crazy because she couldn't feel his prescence.He couldn't reach her until the gired subsided a little. I'm sure they are there always looking,watching.
    I still sense my cat, Thomas in the flat. I feel him jump onto my bed every night since he passed away last year.It comforts me...


  16. Anonymous Said,'> 11:09 PM

    Hun the beautiful sunsets, that glint in little Lilly's eye, a beautiful flower are all signs from your Dad, he made your world beautiful when he was here and now he makes it more beautiful and is watching over you still, and where ever he is, he is strong again.

    Thinking of you and sending you all the love in the world

    Take care


  17. Mel Said,'> 10:50 PM

    ((Hugs)) Anna - sorry you are feeling low. Love both those layouts but the one of the three of you together took my breath away - gorgeous!



  18. Anonymous Said,'> 11:46 PM

    Right - deep breath, don't say too much Shirl. Through various infections that my body did not fight very well, I have nearly died twice. I am not into over-hyped 'near-death experiences' but I did find that what happened totally supported what I already believed about our loving heavenly Father.

    I have not yet lost either of my parents. The nearest relative that most affected me when her death came was my maternal grandmother. I have no doubt she is watching over our family with pride for our greatnesses and concern for our weaknesses.

    But that 'feeling' or conviction did not come quickly. It is only now, reading these posts/comments, that I realise I did not know Granny Blake still lives on until I had stopped grieving for her in sad ways. And as everyone has said here, that takes time, as it should do. I do not, however, believe I can reach her nor do I ever try. I have no need.

    That's enough - God bless Anna.