A Sweet Story

Becca’s friend Kelly here once again.  Since Becca handed the reins over to me, there were some things I wanted to share, to give her an opportunity to catch her breath after making so many arrangements, phone calls and company visiting.  She will be back soon so please keep checking in.   Please know that she is a tender hearted soul and through all the crisis of the past years, we always knew she was doing okay because we would see her blogging.  You all have meant so much to her.  Instead of worry and withdrawing, I found that in her most stressful times, she was creating and channeling her anxiety in productivity, trying to focus outward, reaching out instead of turning inward.  I could gush on more, but let me show you this card.  This was a card that John made for her when she was out of for the day.  When she came back he showed it to her but confessed that he didn’t know how to tie a ribbon.  Well, we all know that Becca can tie a ribbon, lol, so she did that part for him.   If I recall, this was the first time you all were introduced to Becca’s John and a lot of you called him Mr. Becca.  I wanted to show the card again because this is so typical of how close they were – if you missed the original post, you can it read it here www.amazingpapergrace.com/my-heart-just-melted/.  Thanks for indulging me while I step in for my dear friend.  Please hold her in your prayers.


  • MarisaNovember 7, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Okay, I now have teas streaming down my face!! This card is fabulous!! He was definitely observant and I think I would be a puddled mess if my hubby did this for me. My heart aches for you Becca and I pray the Lord will take your heart in His hands and hold ever so gently as well as comfort it during this difficult time of transition. Huge (((hug))).ReplyCancel

  • KarenNovember 7, 2010 - 11:45 am

    I think of that post often, especially this past week. it was so touching and showed a very tender moment for a very loving, special couple. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BNovember 7, 2010 - 11:46 am

    I remember the original posting. What a wonderful couple they must have been!
    Becca, you are a role model, not only for cards, but especially – and most importantly – for a marriage.
    You truly had a marriage made in heaven. I am sure that John is there watching you now – and awaiting patiently the time he can see you again.
    Prayers continue to come your way. Blessings to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.November 7, 2010 - 11:47 am

    When you first notified us of John’s passing, I immediately thought of this card he had made for her. Thank you for sharing this story again.
    God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • DeeNovember 7, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Thank you for the memory…I remember the card! I know everyone appreciates the updates. The family will remain in my prayers…..ReplyCancel

  • dyllisNovember 7, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Dear Becca,

    I came across your site not too long ago, been browsing it since. I’ve never been someone who comments on blog posts but i just have to comment here.

    I went back to the original post and now i’ve tears streaming down my face. I read the comments on the original post, everybody told you how lucky you are, how loving he is and how it’s so very sweet of him.

    I can’t even express myself properly now, it must be a terrible time for you.. I hope that you will brave through it, he loves you too much to want you to grieve for him.

    Stay strong and I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichNovember 7, 2010 - 11:52 am

    I remember when she posted it and introduced us to the wonderful man in her life. I remember thinking then how special he was to show her his love in the way that she knows how to do it best.

    I am still saddened by Becca’s loss and keep her in my prayers. She needs not to worry about her blogging family as we will wait patiently until she feels she is ready to come back to us. We wait with open arms to give her the hugs she needs now.

    May God continue to give her and her family strength as they proceed with the life He has planned for them.

    With Love and Respect,

  • cynthia beynonNovember 7, 2010 - 11:56 am





  • Angella CrockettNovember 7, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Kelly! What a dear, sweet man he was! My prayers continue for Becca and her family!!ReplyCancel

  • paulaNovember 7, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    I fondly remember the post she did about the card and how lovingly she spoke of John (Mr Becca) and how this card shows his true love for her. I bet they could almost burst because of their love for each other at that moment she came home to find that card…. it was such a sweet thing to do.

    Becca – I hope the strength in knowing how much John loved you keeps you going at this time, and I also hope that you have many moments contemplating and remembering all the wonderful times you’ve shared thoughout your time together.

    I wish you well, and still keep you in my thoughts.

    Paula. Derbyshire, UK.

    x x xReplyCancel

  • LorettaNovember 7, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Oh my…how sweet is that. I went back to read the original post…I am in tears and in awe of such love and its expression. Prayers continue for Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Deb WerkmanNovember 7, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Becca was so lucky to have a love like that. I wish for her strength in the days ahead. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle TaylorNovember 7, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    That is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m sure many of you have seen that old video that was being passed around a couple of years ago that showed how “the husband was in his tool shop” making a card for his wife. He was using his big power tools, well, that is how my husband would have made me a card. This card makes me truly wish I had known John. What a great thing to make Becca a card when she was the master chef of making cards. I’m fairly new to being a follower of Becca’s blog so I don’t have all the history of knowing how ill John was. I just knew he was sick. When I read he had passed I was so shocked because I just didn’t know how bad he was. I’ve been praying for Becca and her family. I’m so grateful that you have been posting here to help us understand what is happening in her life. I will continue to pray and as I do I will pray for you, her good friend. God knew we would need others that is why he made sure we had good, close friends to hold us up when we could no longer hold ourselves up. Blessings on you and Becca’s family.


  • Sharon CaudleNovember 7, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, Becca. Hold tight to the strength and love of family and friends.
    hugs, SharonReplyCancel

  • JaneyNovember 7, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    I thought of that card when I read that John was seriously ill. Becca gave us all a glimpse into her personal life and it allowed us to become even more connected with her. I think of her and her family often.

    Thank you for offering that posting once again.ReplyCancel

  • Cally YatesNovember 7, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Thank you, Kelly, for keeping us updated. You are a caring friend.
    Hopefully, dear Becca knows, that there are a lot of us out there channeling our good wishes to her. I hope it lifts her soul to know how loved she is.
    Crafting with love
    Cally from across the PondReplyCancel

  • emilyNovember 7, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    What a kind and generous soul the world has lost. I think it must have been a match made in heaven. One day at a time Becca!

  • CherylNovember 7, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    This is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing this again. In times of such great loss, it is acts of love like this that keep our loved ones close to us and will bring comfort to our hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerNovember 7, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date Kelly.

    I also remember John’s card to Becca and I too have thought about that so much this week. And, since that time I have told the story several times to many of the husbands of my card making friends.

    Please let Becca know she and her family are in our hearts and we send much love to them. I will keep them in my prayers.

  • MickieNovember 7, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Ooooh that just put chill bumps all over me! How utterly sweet. Becca will treasure that always. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Okay I have to post again as I posted before I read the blog story. That is the sweetest thing that any husband could have done. Praise God that you had him all those years as I know you do daily! You are still in my prayers and heart. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • RubyNovember 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Wow… what a beautiful card and thank you for being such a sweet person to share it with us. I hope that Becca will be able to get back with us real soon. I’m sending a virtual HUG!ReplyCancel

  • EdnaNovember 7, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The card John made for Becca is so sweet. Even though my husband praises my work, I’m not sure he’d ever try to make a card. Yea for John. Again, tell Becca she and her family are in my prayers. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Jean MacraeNovember 7, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    How lucky she is to have a friend like you to share this with us all. I am sure she will look back at these posts with affection. Love to you and all your family Becca xxReplyCancel

  • Bonnie JeanNovember 7, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Dear Becca, I pray your getting along well!!. My heart goes out to you Dear!!!. Your John sounds like a remarkable Man. Your both are so Blessed to know a love like that. . Your love always came through with your creativity and I know it still will.
    Love & Prayers.

  • sheenaNovember 7, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    I remember being incredibly moved when I saw the post originally and even more so now. Please pass along my sincere sympathies to Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuNovember 7, 2010 - 12:59 pm

    How blessed you were to have such a loving, thoughtful husband, and what a lovely thing he did, making that special card for you. May these cherished memories sustain you through your grief.

    Thank you for stepping in for Becca and ‘talking’ with us. What a good friend you are.

    — ChinnuReplyCancel

  • SusiNovember 7, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Well, doesn’t surprise me that Becca would be married to such a kind, considerate man! That card is just the sweetest thing he could have given her, I’m sure. And for no special reason than to simply tell her he loved her. I’m sure that it’ll be a source of tears for Becca in the short term. But in the long term, I hope it brings her joy and sweet memories of her wonderful husband!ReplyCancel

  • Vivian LNovember 7, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    Kelly: Thank you for sharing a part of their relationship!
    You are such a good friend to Becca. I am keeping you both in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraNovember 7, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    I also thought of that card when I read of his passing. He was indeed a special person. How many men would do something like that ?
    It is rare when ” two very special people” find each other in marriage.
    Becca the depth of your grief is in direct relationship to the depth of the love you both had for each other.

    Take all the time you need to come to terms with this terrible loss in your life. Grief can’t be rushed nor papered over with a brave face ! Be kind to yourself . Go ahead and cry, get angry or what ever your true feelings are . Count it a victory for the day if all you could do was get dressed or pay a bill. . Dealing with your true feelings are the best way to recover from a tragic loss in you life.

    Right now you are walking in a fog and can’t see the path ahead. In time the fog will lift.
    We will be here when you have the strength to return. And it may take longer than you expect.
    In the mean time we are sending our thoughts and prayers to help hold you up.


  • NormaNovember 7, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    I am so glad to have met you through card making
    Becca you are truthfully a wonderfull inspiration in
    all ways I am sure. I am happy for you that you had
    such a loving husband and you will be together again.
    God bless you and yours and give you strength in the
    days to come.

  • Candy MillsNovember 7, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Oh Kelly – how wonderful of you to post this precious precious card and tell us the story. I don’t know how I missed the original post because I have been with Becca for a very long time – but I did.
    I can’t see the card or read Becca’s post about it without crying. What a wonderful love they shared and how very lucky they were to have each other.
    True love doesn’t happen for everyone. I am so happy that they had it.
    What a truly beautiful and loving card John made and just to know he had been observing Becca and her work so he could make it is awesome!!
    I can play the little scene in my head with a big smile between my tears…..
    Becca hasn’t been out of my prayers.

  • Olga JewellNovember 7, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    May God continue to give her and her family strength as she moves forward. His card is so sweet and dear to her I’m sure.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 7, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. What a wonderful love. Most people never know this kind of love – I’m so very thankful you had this man in your life and experienced his special magical love.
    Still praying that the God of all comfort will overwhelm you with His presence in this great loss.

  • Pat HarveyNovember 7, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    What a amazing story…it gave me chills reading it…very emotional..I would definately frame that card, and it would be the first thing I saw in the morning and the last thing I would see when I closed my eyes…
    What a wonderful man he was.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaNovember 7, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    What a sweet man! I wish I’d gotten a chance to meet him. But I’m sure glad Becca had him for the time she did. I still have Becca and family in my prayers, and thank you Kelly for stepping into the breach. Just tell Becca we are waiting patiently for her when she’s ready to come back.ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissNovember 7, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    How rich your life must be, having shared it with John. We will wait for the time that you come back here, but until then, know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Hugs ~Bonnie~ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 7, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Thanks Kelly for sharing this wonderful memory with all of us. I first found Beccas blog about 6 months ago, but I´ve already learned sooo many wonderful things from her, and know, she´s a very wonderful and special girl, and I really wish her all the best now and hope, she´ll have strength to get throug this without too much pain. I´ll keeppraying for her and her family that´sfor sure, and ofcause she shouldn´t worry about her blog family, cause we´ll all be here waiting for her wonderful creations, whenever she feels ready for that. And ofcause she shall take the time she need. I´ll keepher and her family in my heart and thoughts. that´s for sure.
    Thanks again Kelly for stepping inhere now. You´re a true friend to her, which is so good to know. Take very good care both of you,ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanNovember 7, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Thank you again Kelly…..you are a wonderful friend…….I too remember this card….it touch my heart then and still does….we all knew that he love her so much……and this is I’m sure a prime example how one of the things he did to show her he loved her……
    Becca you and your family are still in my heart and my prayers……we too love you so much……ReplyCancel

  • chrisdNovember 7, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Thanks again for re-posting John’s beautiful card for his Becca.Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • MargNovember 7, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    I, like many others, do remember the original post. What a loving marriage and what a wonderful person her husband was to make this card for her! Thanks for reposting it.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry107November 7, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Thank you Kelly for being such a good friend to our dear Becca- My friend told me of John’s passing-and as soon as she told me-the next thing she had to say was how she remembered this card-How awesome Becca’s John was…and yes ,tears did come to my eyes again today. It is so sad when the Lord takes our best to be with him. My He continue to be your strength and comfort thru these coming days- we all love you! God bless!ReplyCancel

  • HollyNovember 7, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Thank goodnes I someone warned me to bring kleenex while reading this post. Wow – what an amazing story. Thanks for posting this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • SuziNovember 7, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Thank you for keeping us updated on our special friend, a friend most of us haven’t met, but admire from afar. She and her family are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Claudia CullenNovember 7, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    I too am married to a wonderful, loving man whom I adore. He hasn’t made a card for me but he makes my heart happy & that is a blessing. I pray for you and your family Becca to have strength and be happy in all the memories. God Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Barb HardemanNovember 7, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Thank you so much Kelly for keeping us posted on Becca. She is continually in my prayers – moved her to the top of my list in fact! What an amazing card John made for her – in the midst of his own struggles to be thinking with such love for his wife. A treasure she will never part with I’m sure…ReplyCancel

  • MarionNovember 7, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Hi Kelly, I too remember and have thought about it many times this week. I also remember showing the post to my husband.
    Still praying for Becca and family
    Marion O’B UKReplyCancel

  • kinouNovember 7, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    Quelle belle preuve d’amour cette jolie carte!
    Je suis bouleversée en lisant ce post les larmes coulent sur mes joues.
    je suis de tout cœur avec vous

  • CindyNovember 7, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Kelly – what a special friend you are! thank you so much for keeping us informed on how Becca is doing and sharing stories. I missed my posts for about a week so as I was catching up, I read about John – and posted about the card he had made Becca remembering that lovely story she shared with us. And it’s not “just a card” Look at all the different elements he included. He truly shared in her work/art to know to include so many variances. Beautiful. I’d forgotten about the ribbon – and of course, Becca does make BEAUTIFUL ribbons. I look forward to hearing from her again soon, and continue to keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers. You too – for being there for her and us.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterNovember 7, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    What a beautiful memory to be able to hang on to! I’m reminded of a stamp that says “God has given us memories that we might have roses in December” Praying for you and yours that God will wrap you in his arms and give you comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekNovember 7, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    I’m not sure why it is, but I have always felt compelled to read all of the comments on Becca’s blog, even when there’s 800 of them! Though I have had this guilty feeling of ‘wasting time’ I enjoy the encouragement and experiences of others. So I’ve decided I’m not ‘wasting time’…I’m gathering inspiration and absorbing the love vibes and good will that emanates from everyone. Even though it’s not directed at me, it provides comfort and supports my belief that good will and love can prevail. Thank God for Becca, her talent, and her sharing, unselfish nature, and for all those who respond to it. You, too, Kelly, are very much appreciated for this wonderful service you’re providing for all of us. The Feeken family remain in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • AnitaNovember 7, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Becca, you must feel like your heart has been ripped out…to lose such a wonderful guy. A great marriage is such a blessing; you will get through this through your creativity and the love of family and friends. God bless…ReplyCancel

  • SusieNovember 7, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Priceless………God will comfort you…………ReplyCancel

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  • Debby WaltersNovember 7, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Thank you once again for letting us know how Becca is doing. We should all be so blessed to have a friend like you.

    I remember when Becca posted the card John made her. I cried then and I cried again today when I reread the post. John was indeed a very special person and I know Becca misses him terribly. I continue to keep her in my prayers and look forward to the day when Becca’s sorrow is replaced with happy and loving memories of her sweet John.ReplyCancel

  • CarolBNovember 7, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    How lucky you are, Becca, to have had a loving hubby like John and to have such a caring friend in Kelly. And let us not forget to be thankful for your creativity. Stay strong, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonNovember 7, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Becca, dear friend, I’m praying for you. . .ReplyCancel

  • Debbie PammentNovember 7, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    The thought of my hubby doing something like this is non-existant. He sounds like he was an amazing man very much in love with his wife – Becca is one very lucky lady to have that to remember when so many don’t. And she obviously has amazing friends too!
    Thinking of you all!

  • TammyNovember 7, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    What a beautiful and touching story. I am sure this will be just one of many loving memories that she will cherish from now until they meet again someday in heaven.

    Kelly you are truly what the bible says is a true friend. Thank you for sharing and continuing the blog which we have all come to love.

    God bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • chrisNovember 7, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a sweetie he was! Prayers to Becca and her family. Thank goodness too for good friends like Kelly!ReplyCancel

  • CathyNovember 7, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    How wonderful to have that special moment recorded for always. Becca, you are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy McAlisterNovember 7, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    Sending Lots of Love your way.ReplyCancel

  • Diane LNovember 7, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Oh that was a precious story,I remember it! What a special card he made for her,I’m sure she will treasure it forever!! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 7, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    It is these wonderful memories that will get her through the coming weeks and monthsReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonNovember 7, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    This is the BEST thing I’ve seen in a very long time!!! I see that it comes straight from the heart! These are the heartbreaking things that make me wonder if it’s really worth it to love so much… to have your heart ripped out when someone leaves :( BUT, I do know the truth, and I will continue to love with the great love of our LORD and Savior ?

    May Jesus wrap His arms around you, Kelly, as you minister to your sweet friend. May His strength be yours as you grieve with Becca… until one day, the sun begins to shine again and you wonder how you got there!

    Just know that I, too, will be lifting everyone up in prayer to our Sovereign God who holds us close to His heart, whispering, ‘You are safe here with Me.’

    Thank you for being such a great friend for Becca!

    Warm hugs ~ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraNovember 7, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    What a wonderful husband and that card is so special, it is a special treasure . This just brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful friend Kelly is to post and keep us updated. And Becca, I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Susan StrawserNovember 7, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    John and Becca obviously shared a fairy-tale love. Becca, thanks for sharing so much with all of us. You are in my prayers – praying Father wraps His arms around you with comfort and peace.

    Kelly, thanks for being physically there to reach out for all Becca’s bloggy friends. You are blessing to us too in keeping us informed.ReplyCancel

  • carol b.November 7, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    Becca and John were truly blessed to have found each other. He must have loved Becca very much to have taken such an interest in what she was doing and to have paid such close attention.
    Becca know that you and John inspire us all.
    carol bReplyCancel

  • Elaine MooreNovember 7, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Has there ever been a more loving and devoted couple – John and Becca – their love is a shining example for us all. Blessings and hugs Becca – your John is watching over youReplyCancel

  • Robyn MooreNovember 7, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    Oh Becco, I am so sorry for your loss, I am assuming that John had cancer, I know the trials that you have gone through. I cried when I read of your loss and am crying now as I look at the card John made. We never know the why’s of this life but we do know the end result for all of us. Becca you and your kids will continue to be in my prayers. I pray that God gives you peace, understanding and comfort until you all see John again.ReplyCancel

  • Elly de BruinNovember 7, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Tears are running down my face now. What a LOVING gesture that was!!!
    That is certainly a precious memory to cherish!
    Becca, may our Lord carry you through these difficult times!!!

    hugs, EllyReplyCancel

  • DebraKNovember 7, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    I do remember this posting…the simplest gestures mean the most to our hearts… I have been very meloncholy all week thinking about Becca’s loss… I feel in a daze and I’ve never met her other than through her blog here…her goodness shines through in her words, in her talent. I hope she knows we all think of her often and wish we could reach out and wrap her in hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa BNovember 7, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    what a sweet “warm fuzzies” story. The world has lost a giantReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyNovember 7, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    What a truly amazing gesture AND husband John was, and what a fabulous gift to remember him by. Sounds like Becca and John complimented each other very nicely and he surely will be missed. Keep strong Becca and I’m sure that your many friends and much prayer, you will get through this most difficult time. Thanks Kelly for all the little updates.ReplyCancel

  • Candi WoodNovember 7, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    I remember the original posting too and now it is so much more than a “card” it is a precious memory! Kelly , Becca is blessed to have such a great friend who cares so much Praise God for all his wonderful and good gifts!ReplyCancel

  • sandy torokNovember 7, 2010 - 6:03 pm

    Becca, you are truly blessed to have loved and been loved by such a wonderful man. He is in Heaven watching over you and yours, smiling down on his talented wife.

    This card is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Martha NicholsonNovember 7, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Such a wonderful thing for a loving husband to do for the woman he loves. I’m glad Becca has such a wonderful memory of John. His love for her will live on. You are in my prayers Becca. God will help you through and you will see John some day.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SimpsonNovember 7, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    I did not see the original post but this is a wonderful memory for you.
    In time these memories with bring you so much comfort; right now they might bring tears to your eyes but eventually they will bring a smile to your face. My heart aches for you now because I know you must feel so lost and alone. Your blogging family will be here and offer prayers and words of comfort as you face the future. May God Bless you and your family. Words are so inadequate at this time but may it help to know that you have so many friends and specifially blogging friends who are thinking of you in love and prayers.

  • BarbaraNovember 7, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    I can’t see for the tears running out of my eyes! My glasses are going to be a mess but I wanted to say this is just so sweet and loving. What a wonderful card that she will cherish forever because “he” made this for her with all his love! Anyone can go buy a card at Hallmark but not everyone has the desire to express his love from the heart with a homemade card. Gosh! Still crying!


  • Tina Hdz.November 7, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it again and thank you for keeping us all updated. Keeping Becca and her family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl MorrisonNovember 7, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    I remember reading that post and thinking, Wow! What a most special thing to do!! Sending love, hugs, and prayers!ReplyCancel

  • LisaNovember 7, 2010 - 8:12 pm

    First, Becca must have been very frustrated because her creativity was through the roof. And it seems that when a person is married to someone for long they pick up their craft, whether its husband to wife or wife to husband… after all you are with them alot! John’s card was sooo sweet, what a nice family. And what a good friend you are…ReplyCancel

  • GaleNovember 7, 2010 - 8:13 pm

    Praying for you, I think of you at different times of the day and ask God to help you and comfort you during this difficult time. May you have the peace that passes all understanding. God will help you through this time and will strengthen you.
    Praying for you.

  • CathyNovember 7, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    What a wonderful card. And a wonderful memory for Becca. Thank you for sharing this again.ReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeNovember 7, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    I have often thought of this post. It always helps me to remember something of what he/she was going through with his health and their strong love for each other and for our LORD. At the stangest times that entire post comes to my mind and I just think WOW he is great and their love for each other is wonderful.
    Love you Becca and thank you sooooooooooooo much for all you are/have been teaching me through your blog.
    Jean McGeeReplyCancel

  • JenNovember 7, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    I must have missed the original post but I will definitely go back to read it after I post here. This card is so sweet. and he did such a great job on it. It made me teary just reading about it here in this post.

    Becca and her friends and family remain in my prayers. May you all be buoyed up in the love of our Heavenly Father whose love and mercies are beyond measure.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleNovember 7, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    What a delightful thought and card!!! Sooooooo professional too! My husband draws stick figures when he makes a card for me – LOL! Thanks for sharing this little bit of Becca’s John with all of us, and for being such a good friend to Becca.
    Hugs and prayers for Becca and her loved ones,

  • Tammy R.November 7, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    What a very special love. I know Becca will cherish his card and memory forever. Thank you for sharing such a special bond with us.ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 7, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    Oh Kelly and Becca, THANK YOU for re-posting that. I remember when Becca posted it the first time, but had forgotten. What an amazing man John was and is. Mr Becca, indeed! I know that the love they shared is truly inspiring. I also know that he is up there keeping watch on her. I believe that while there are those who remember him, he’ll never really be gone. He’ll always be here.

    Kelly thank you for being there for Becca. I’m sure that she appreciates you more than you can know. I know I do for letting us know how she’s doing. Please give her a hug.

  • MarcieNovember 7, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    I am speechless. What a wonderful story. This was before I started following Becca. But, the one thing I do know since, is that John meant everything to her and that he was a kind and loving sole. What they had was definitely very dear and special and will take a little while for her to grieve and be able to move ahead on her own. Becca is a fighter thou and she is not alone – she has so many of us in her corner and Kelly, she has you. You are a great friend and I know she is blessed to have you. Thank you for taking care of our dear friend.
    As I am writing this, the tears just keep coming. Tell Becca that she is in our prayers and thoughts and that we miss her. Give her a big hug and tell her that we will be here when she is ready to return.

  • marieNovember 7, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    All I can say is wow. He really was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace. God Bless! Hugs, MarieReplyCancel

  • Janine ANovember 7, 2010 - 11:43 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss of John. Julie Buhler (Paper Pleasing Ideals) Just lost her husband Russ last month.
    You are all in my prayers. Just remember to take time for yourself each day.

    1 Timothy 5:5 “The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.”

    Thank you for taking time out to post for Becca. Please tell her that all of her cyber friends love her and take her time, we will be here.

    Janine AReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsNovember 7, 2010 - 11:43 pm

    What a special memory to share with all of us. I am new to the blogging world, but once I discovered Becca’s blog in June, I always loved seeing what new inspiration that she has created and shared with us all. This truly was a loving tribute from a man who loved his wife very much!

    We all hope that she can find comfort from all those that she has inspired, who have become her blogging family and friends, and I just want her and her family to know that they are all in my prayers.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful story with us Kelly, and keeping us updated. Your friendship is a blessing for her right now.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezNovember 7, 2010 - 11:47 pm

    I found this blog sometime after that and have tried to go back through all the archives but still have not finished. I didn’t see this before, but oh how absolutely precious is that card, and even more is the whole gesture! Getting to know this little bit of your relationship just “melted my heart”. You are in my prayers often!ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 8, 2010 - 12:13 am

    I remember when Becca told us about this card .. she had been out for the day and was quite surprised to find she said, not only the card that he had made for her, but how well he had managed! All the times he had been sitting watching her as they talked as she created, and she realized he had been taking in all that she was doing .. what a testament to the relationship between them and how wonderful to have this keepsake to remember … I’ve been thinking of Becca and her family and wishing them all fond memories to keep them going …ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27November 8, 2010 - 12:21 am

    Love found it’s way into you home in a profound way. May God hold you close as you find your way through these tough, but loving times Becca. John showed in his attempt to make this surprise for you, just how much he loved you, what a wonderful feeling this has to bring to you in this time of sorrow. May peace come to you and those in your immediate circle.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine SeayNovember 8, 2010 - 12:45 am

    Becca, this card proves how much John loves you. I don’t know of any man that has made a card for his wife or love one. Hey, he made a better card than most of my friends.ReplyCancel

  • Denise GebalskiNovember 8, 2010 - 12:48 am

    Oh this card is so sweet. I went to the original post. How this must have touched your heart. What a very special man indeed. You are in my thoughts Becca.ReplyCancel

  • marie in CtNovember 8, 2010 - 12:58 am

    What a beautiful memory. Have you ever thought of traveling and teaching. I am sure that many of us would love to meet you and open our homes to you. Your talent has been something of a marvel for me and I have shared with many of my friends. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

    The Lord will take care of you until you are united with John.

    God BlessReplyCancel

  • ToshNovember 8, 2010 - 1:29 am

    Thanks for sharing all this with us Kelly. What a special relationship with many treasured memories. Becca, you and your family remain in my prayers!!ReplyCancel

  • Edna SiuNovember 8, 2010 - 3:19 am

    Becca has a sweet loving husband and a caring friend like Kelly. It is God ‘s mercy and grace for her and her family, and besides, she has even us, as blog friends, we all love you, we all walk throught it with you.ReplyCancel

  • Linda LNovember 8, 2010 - 4:00 am

    Oh my goodness that is just so beautiful that John would make that for you Becca when you were out. And he did a great job too! Thanks Kelly for sharing that story again. Becca I hope you are hanging in there and getting strength from the mountain of love and support you have, both here and closer to hand. You are greatly loved and admired and I look so forward to seeing you back when you have the time/strength. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • JoyNovember 8, 2010 - 6:08 am

    I remember that original post. What a lovely man he was and Becca must have many treasured memories of their time together. Thank you for sharing with us xxReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisNovember 8, 2010 - 6:54 am

    TFS!!! Kelly, and for keeping us updated. I’m sure that aside from her loving memories this will be one of Becca’s most prized possessions. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs across the miles.ReplyCancel

  • JeanNovember 8, 2010 - 6:59 am

    What a wonderful outward expression of the endearing love of a husband for his wife. Becca has been so open to share a very private part of her life on her blog. You are an example in faith, and love.

    Kelly thank you for letting us know about Becca during this difficult time and thanks for sharing bits about John. I was not visiting her blog when the original post was made and I appreciate you sharing it again!ReplyCancel

  • PatNovember 8, 2010 - 7:20 am

    Becca I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband John my thoughts and prayers are with youReplyCancel

  • christine BrownlowNovember 8, 2010 - 7:27 am

    I remember the post well. What a kind loving couple they were. I know Becca will have lots of beautiful memories of her beloved John. Keep strong our thoughts and prayers are still with you , as I know John will be . Hugs x ChrisBReplyCancel

  • LizetteNovember 8, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Oh how SWEET! We are all thinking of you Becca! You are in our prayers.
    Desert hugs

  • MarianNovember 8, 2010 - 8:15 am

    I too remember that post and how I felt reading it when she posted it. The world has truly lost a wonderful man, but Heaven has gained a beautiful helper.
    I wish all couples could be a close as them.

  • Cynthia MNovember 8, 2010 - 8:15 am

    I wasn’t “around” blogland for the original posting so I was unaware of this. Thank you so much for sharing. What a positively heart-melting story. And what lovely and joy-filled and joyous memories she will have to draw on whenever she thinks of her beloved husband. Becca and her family have been in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless, Cynthia <ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZachrichNovember 8, 2010 - 8:24 am

    I remember thinking, at the time this card was originally posted, that he was a very special guy!

    Becca, you have been in my thoughts and prayers–may the good Lord sustain you now, and give you strength and comfort.



  • TeresaNovember 8, 2010 - 8:26 am


    I remember the original post as many do. What a testament of your “love story” – yours and John’s. Many people live a life time and never experience this type of love. I had a similar love story with my “best friend” and love of my life named John. Maybe it is the name John that gushes such a love. After all his name means, God’s grace.

    My John wrote me a love letter the year before his homecoming and I have read it many times over. You will find this little card will flood your soul with memories and love each and every time you look at it.

    We love you Becca. Love yourself as John loved you – take time, we will all be here when you come back. Until then we are standing in the gap. . love in ChristReplyCancel

  • DebbieKNovember 8, 2010 - 8:38 am

    What a beautiful card and a very special keepsake. My heart goes out to you Becca and your family. May the comfort of John’s love bring you peace in this difficult time. I’m sure he would want you to carry on and live your life to the very fullest.ReplyCancel

  • BetsyNovember 8, 2010 - 8:45 am

    I am sitting here crying but I thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. She will have many wonderful memories of such a dear husband.ReplyCancel

  • annaNovember 8, 2010 - 8:58 am

    Thanks, Kelly, I remember this card as well. I hope Becca (and I’m sure she does) knows how loved she has been over the years and how many of us feel like we know her on a personal level. I look so forward to her posts each day and she never fails to inspire me both with her cards and her faith. I know Jesus is so proud of her!ReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 8, 2010 - 9:04 am

    Thanks Kelly for the news.

    I remember Becca’s original post about this card of John’s.

    It brought tears to me eyes then and has done so again.

    Such a love.

    I pray the memories will bring Becca comfort.

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)November 8, 2010 - 9:16 am

    This is touching beyond words. What a beautiful gesture of love to have made this lovely card and to have received it. It speaks mountains of the calibre of their marriage. I hope that memories like this will give Becca the strength to carry on during this dark time.
    Bon Courage, chere Becca!ReplyCancel

  • JannaNovember 8, 2010 - 9:21 am

    I read this and cried. Thier love for each other is clearly evident! I hurt so much for Becca and wish there was something I could do to ease her pain. The greatest thing we can do for her now is pray. Please continue to pray for her and her family during this difficult time!ReplyCancel

  • CharletteNovember 8, 2010 - 10:03 am

    Well you can see that this couple truly loved each other. John because he took the time to make Becca this lovely card and Becca who was so touched and shared it with all of us. Thanks Kelly for showing us this card again. It brings tears to our eyes.
    Becca there are truly no words to really make your loss easy but please know you are in my thoughts daily and in my prayers. I hope all your wonderful memories of John will make his loss somewhat easier. I miss you and hope to see your beautiful and inspiring creation soon.
    Much LoveReplyCancel

  • JulieNovember 8, 2010 - 10:14 am

    I also have tears running down my face. What a sweet story and LOVELY card. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy MooreNovember 8, 2010 - 10:31 am

    Thanks for keeping us posted. John’s card put tears in my eyes, not only for the love you can tell they shared but I’m sure Becca was so proud of his creation. I’m sure she will treasure this card forever.ReplyCancel

  • MarieNovember 8, 2010 - 10:37 am

    I am so touched by all of this. It makes me so sad that Becca has lost such a wonderful husband, friend and soul mate. But, it also makes me feel happy to know that Becca had such a wonderful man to share her life with on this earth.

    God bless you Becca, and know that one day you will be re-united with your lovely John again xReplyCancel

  • Sonya AppelNovember 8, 2010 - 10:38 am

    Kelly, thank you for the updates and for your caring friendship with Becca.

    Becca, that is truly a rose that will never fade and what a joyous reunion it will be when you both are united again in the Glory of the Rose of Sharon. The days here upon the earth will seem to tarry waiting for that day. But they will be forgotton when have eternity to enjoy with all the love that the Lord has given us not only here on the earth by the gift of our loved ones but also that love renewed in His Presence!

    Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BrackettNovember 8, 2010 - 10:57 am

    That is truly inspiring. That is the kind of flower we all need. A flower that comes from the heart. John must have been an awesome husband. Becca, we miss you but want you to heal on the inside so you can come back to us. God fixes us and puts us back together everyday.ReplyCancel

  • TatankyNovember 8, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Thank you Kelly this story warmed my heart. I’m praying for Becca’s John and family.ReplyCancel

  • Miss GNovember 8, 2010 - 11:18 am

    Thank you Kelly again, for sharing and keeping us in touch with Becca and how she and her family are doing.

    As we cherish Becca’s talents she too will forever cherish the card made just for her by Mr. John. (oh, what a memory)

    we will continue to pray for Becca and her family as well as for you (a dear friend).

    God bless and keep each of you is my prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Sue WorthNovember 8, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Hello Kelly, for Becca

    I do recall that card and it brought tears to my eyes, then and now.

    It is so hard to lose someone but when they are as close and dear as were John and Becca, it would be a tremendous mountain to surmount.

    Thank the good Lord that God is just as close to Becca. Her faith and love of Him will hold her close and be there for her while we cannot.

    Please, will you give her hand a tiny squeeze for us all? Thanks.

    Sue, Ontario, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Marla H.November 8, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    Oh what a sweet card and wonderful memory for Becca. John sounds like an amazing man and she will surely being missing him terribly. I hope she continues to think on the happy memories and that is love for her can keep her encouraged and pressing on.ReplyCancel

  • MaryNovember 8, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Thanks Kelly for posting this wonderful card and for keping us up to date on Becca.
    How wonderful to have such a keepsake to treasure for always. My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Tangii CrainNovember 8, 2010 - 10:45 pm

    I was just telling a friend about you (she’s trying to organize her stamp room), anyway I clicked over here to send her the link and read the last few posts… I am so sorry for your profound loss, though I have to say that I am deeply touched by the very sweet stories you’ve shared about the 2 of you. I hope your heart heals a little each day… God Bless you & your family!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SNovember 8, 2010 - 11:05 pm

    Oh my. How very special to have a love like Becca and John had. My heart goes out to Becca and her family and friends. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Becca has always been special and it hurts that she is hurting. I pray the good Lord will be with her and help her through this painful time in her life.ReplyCancel

  • AmericaNovember 9, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card from John to Becca again. Its precious and something beautiful that Becca will forever cherish. Thanks also for stepping in and notifying the blog world of this sad news of loss. Youre a great friend to Becca. Know that everyone is thinking of you BECCA and sending you the biggest {{{{Cyber HUGS}}}} possible. It must be so difficult for you right now. Dont think John would want you to withdraw, he loves you too much. In his memory, keep creating and reaching out and know that you are loved by millions, (as it reflective of your numbers here. :) So try to Stay strong with your faith knowing you will reunite with your LOVE John up in heaven someday. :) Your friend, AmericaReplyCancel

  • Bonnie O'ClairNovember 10, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Thank you Kelly for sharing this lovely and heart felt story. You are a wonderful friend! My prayers and hugs. BonnieReplyCancel

  • ShannonNovember 10, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    Kelly…Thank you for your gentle kindness and care that you give to Becca. You are a TRUE friend! I was bawling when I saw this memory of the story of John’s ultimate love when he gave Becca this card! I always remember the first time I saw Becca’s blog (after seeing her work on several other sites and reading about how sweet she was). I remember reading her definition under her picture, “I’m a . . . child of God, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a crafter, a stamper and more. Yet I’m hopeful that this little box of text…” and so on… Well I could see that this is Becca and her relationship with God shines through in all that she does. It was apparent immediately.

    The relationship with God shone through in her marriage as it does with all of her family and friends. This will be her strength and hope and courage as she gets through this difficult time. God will be with her all along as we all pray for her as she grieves for her dear John. So many blessings go out to her as she takes all the time she needs!ReplyCancel

  • MargieNovember 10, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    How precious, how sweet – what love. (Kelly, thx for sharing)
    Luv, and prayers – always,

  • RebekkaNovember 10, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    How precious. thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraNovember 10, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Becca , Just stopping in to say hello and tell you I am still thinking of you. I hope you are finding the strength to put one foot ahead of the other each day. I know you can’t see it now, but it will get better with time. In time your tears with be replaced with wonderful memories such as this card .

  • Marilyn NimmoNovember 10, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing this – I must have missed that post, so I went back and read it. What a wonderful memory (among many) that Becca will have of her precious husband.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherNovember 11, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    Becca, I am one who loves to visit your blog and receive blessing and inspiration from your art.

    My deepest sympathy at the homegoing of your dear husband. I will continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Misti RyalNovember 11, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    Oh my goodness. I am really behind. I have pretty much been out of touch with my stamping friends lately as life is doing it’s thing and I’ve been left to catch up and try to keep up. At that point you know something has to give and for now it has been my stamping. I just decided tonight to try to catch up on a million blog posts that I am behind on. How surprised I was to read this today.. I am so sorry for your loss Becca. I know how strong your faith in the Lord is and his arms of comfort will surround you. Now you and Julie Buhler are at the top of my list! Please know we will be praying for your adjustment to a new normal. May God be nearer to you than you have ever known before! {{{HUGS}}}ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen PiconNovember 12, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Kelly could please pass on my deepest sympathy to Becca and family. My heart goes out to her. I will keep them all in my thoughts and prayers and will ask God to replace all the emptiness that they must be feeling with the most beautiful and sweetest memories of their John.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteNovember 12, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    I don’t know what I can say that has not already been said by everyone else. God has bless you with many years of memories that will be with you forever. All of us feel your loss and we will keep you and your family in our prayers during this most difficult time and always.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Kidd (UK)November 12, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Missing you Becca – I hope that you are OK xxReplyCancel

  • BeverlyNovember 12, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    This card is truly a treasure.ReplyCancel

  • PamNovember 12, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Saw your blog posted on someone’s sidebar and thought once again of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings 2 U. U R Missed.ReplyCancel

  • Chris OlsenNovember 13, 2010 - 10:41 am

    What a beautiful card they made together! It certainly does show his love for Becca and for eachother. My prayers continue to be with you Becca!

  • KelleyNovember 13, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Just wanted to let you know you are being remembered.

    Take your time to grieve, Becca. No one expects you to be ‘normal’ again, don’t expect it of yourself. You will, however, become the new person God desires you to be.

    Treasure your memories of John. Remember, you will see him again. For that we have much to be thankful for.ReplyCancel

  • SaBrinaNovember 13, 2010 - 6:30 pm

    I have not blog hopped in a while. I came to vist AG. It sadden me to read about Ms. Becca lost. I follow Paper Pleasing Ideas ( Ms. Julie) she too just had the pasting of her husband. As I read the blogs and see what familes are going thru during their journey. I would like to say thank you for sharing so much of yourself and if I could give back what you give out I would. So may God bless you as you go thru down this path of the journey. May He keep you company, safe, and comfort your spirit. Blessed are those who give selflessly. SaBrinaReplyCancel

  • LaSeille WillardNovember 13, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    How beautiful is that card??? I’m speechless! I’m so glad that Becca has you as a friend to keep us “updated.” Please let Becca know that she is in our thoughts & prayers and that we will all be here for her when she gets back. The picture of John in your previous post is one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen….I love how it looks as if he is praying, and how the sun is streaming in on him – almost as if the Lord is smiling right down on him! Just a precious, precious picture. Love and hugs to Becca and the family!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon FieldNovember 13, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    This was the first time I had ever seen the post and it hit me HARD……dear Becca, what a joy the Lord gave you in this man! I am sure that this has a very special place in your home and of course in your heart.
    And thanks for your very special friend keeping us up to date………..your life has been truly blessed.ReplyCancel

  • LilouNovember 14, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Thinking of you…ReplyCancel

  • crystalNovember 14, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Becca Dear just wanted to stop in today and say that I am continuing to lift you up to our Heavenly Father in prayer.
    Hugs from Canada

  • BarbaraNovember 14, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Becca, I am still thinking of you and hope you are healing just a tiny bit.

  • SylviaNovember 15, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    I went back to that post and noticed the quote that she had at the side … this was it: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
    — Martin Luther King Jr.

    Becca is in my prayers.