I'm writing this post on behalf of all the Creative Carte Blanche sisters today, in honor of Pat Ledbetter who passed away peacefully yesterday with daughter Linda and husband John at her bedside.
The photo above was when I first met Linda and her sweet mom, Pat. It was on the Tim Holtz cruise back in 2011. (see how crafting brings people together in life?) They were travel buddies and I remember thinking how sweet it was they were on this trip together. Pat didn't seem to mind at all that I called her "Mom" for the remainder of the cruise. It was the only time I met her, but I know from knowing Linda since that day, that her mother is a her best friend, her confidant, and her guiding light.
I found this poem today by Joaquin Miller and thought it was an appropriate honor to Pat and her fight, and to all moms we've had to let go due to illness.