Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wherever You Go - Go Safe

I wanted to share with you a card I made for my son, Joshua's, 33rd birthday in September. The picture is a photo of the gas tank on his motorcycle - or I should say - his former motorcycle.

Every mother's nightmare - Josh had an accident on his bike right around his birthday - a woman cut him off and he slammed right into the side of her minivan. He crashed into her side window - but thank goodness he had on a full face helmet that totally protected his head (it was all deeply etched from the impact). Then he flew over the handlebars of the bike and landed in the street on all fours. His hand got pretty cut up on the glass and it took them 20 minutes in the ER to get all the glass pieces out of it and to stitch him up. He was out of work for 3 weeks and couldn't drive.

It was really a miracle that he walked away from the accident. And I thank God every day for it.

Josh was most depressed about losing his beloved bike as it was totalled. So I thought he would appreciate a birthday card with this picture on it. The Ribbon Tag Nestability and black twill with the silver brads looks like the leather saddle bags he had on his bike.

I silver embossed this perfect sentiment from the Free Spirit - Sentiments set by Waltzingmouse. It's funny - when I got this set and read all of the sentiments in it - I thought - well, that's an interesting one - but didn't think I'd ever have an opportunity to use it - so you never know when something will be just what you need to express your feelings!

The panel is embossed with the Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder.

Josh is now back to work and riding a newer motorcycle similar to his first one but without the beautiful Indian head on the gas tank.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

16 comments:

Pauline said...

What a very worrying time that must have been for you and your family, thank goodness he is ok now. What a lovely card to give your son, the bike must have been a real looker! xx

One4Joy said...

A praise report for sure, Julia! And to know our children are in the Lord's hand's and deep breathing...

I love your personalized card for your son. He is sure to cherish it for all the good memories. Great texture with the brick.

Dee in N.H. said...

What a special card. I'm sure he will love it. I really like all the textures in this card, the smooth shininess of the bike with the bricks and the ribbon. Outstanding.

Pat (mspfd) said...

I am so glad your son is fine... Talk about a mother's worst nightmare! Your card is fantastic, Julia. Perfect for your Joshua's birthday -- love the sentiment.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Julia, Thank God your son walked away from the accident. This card is awesome! I love the tag that resembles the saddle bag - so creative! Hope he had a terrific birthday and I am sure he loved his card :)

Monique said...

First of all I am glad to hear that your son is OK... I often think of wearing a full helmet as I only wear a beanie... love the Indian head on his bike!!! Does he still ride ?... What a great idea for his card..I know he is going to love it!!!

*Vicki* said...

So glad your son is OK sweetie! I adore how you've made this a personalized creation just for him!! Gorgeous bike!! TFS! HUGS

Bev J. said...

Oh my, glad he is ok and back to riding. He will love your card. tfs

LaurieJ said...

What a fantastic card, Julia - it holds so much meaning. I'm sure Joshua will love it.

I am so glad to hear that Josh is recovering well, that he was able to "walk away from the accident". Here's to a future with no more accidents!

dpkennedy said...

Oh thank God Josh is ok! I can only imagine how scary that was for you! The card is fantastic and I'm sure he is going to love it!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Which is why I'll never let my boys ride a motorcycle, no matter how old they get! What a thing, Julia! But thank God he wasn't hurt worse. I'm sure he'll love this card... it will be a reminder of how precious life is.

Joan Ervin said...

I am so glad you DS recovered from his accident, Julia...I can relate to you ordeal with my DH's accident several years ago!! Your card is just perfect for Josh...a gentle reminder from Mom to be careful!!!

Sharli said...

Julia,
Your card is such a work of love - I would think it must be hard to honor the motorcycle after such an accident.

I'm so thankful Josh was wearing the helmet . . . and I'm glad my DD hasn't presented me with news that she is riding a motorcycle. I don't know what I would do.

Hugs!

maryr917 said...

wow what a story about your son-thank the Lord he is alright-this is one great birthday card you made for him

Wanda Cullen said...

OMG...what a terrifying experience but so thankful your son was safe and is back to work! Such a special card for his birthday!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice way to incorporate the pic, the sentiment is perfect!

Bikes are fun, but best not!