Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Little Something


My newest zine, hot off the press. "A Little Something ZINE" is a small zine full of small things- charms, postage stamps and inchies, all reproduced actual sized. Comes with a matchbox full of actual charms, postage and inchie blanks, as well as a template for creating a matchbox "cozy".
An unplanned detail was dedicating the project to the memory of my sister Anne. She was brutally stabbed to death this past Monday. Finishing the zine was very cathartic for me. Please be praying for my husband and I as we fly to Detroit for the funeral this weekend and for my family as we deal with the shock and grief. I am the oldest of 4 surviving siblings (a brother and 2 sisters). Anne was my second from youngest sister, only aged 36, and has left 4 kids ages 6- 13. It is horrific for us all. We strongly believe her ex-husband (the kids' father) did the heinous act. He is still at large, in Ohio now, driving her van and using her credit cards. He has done nothing to cover his tracks so it's only a matter of time before he is apprehended.

21 comments:

Linda said...

I'm no sorry, Nathalie. I wish that I (like Corbi said) was close so I could hug you. I'm praying.

newcreationart said...

Nathalie,

Now that I know more of the story, I'm saddened even more. I don't know if you'll see this before Monday or even be able to or up to it, but I'm only an hour and a half from Detroit and would be blessed to meet you and hug you in person. I'm working this weekend, but I have Monday and Tuesday off. This may be a bold and unwanted suggestion, or it may be what you need. Only God knows. If it's an option, e-mail me and I can give you my cell phone number (actually, it may be somewhere on the CPA site, but I have no idea where, and I'm sure you don't want to spend time looking for it.) Know that I am praying for you, your family, Anne's children, and her ex-husband. I am glad that God put it on my heart to share with you Phil. 4:7. Isn't God's peace wonderfully amazing?

Prayers and blessings,
Carrie

red tin heart said...

Oh my God, Nathalie, I am so sorry to hear of this horrible tragedy. If you need anything e-mail me. I will be praying for you my friend and your whole family. love nita

Wanda said...

I am so very, very sorry to hear of this tragedy.

Laura said...

My heart just breaks for you and your family. I am praying for you all. I hope you can feel all the love from all of the good people of the world for you and for your sister.

red tin heart said...

thinking of you.. xoxo nita

Nathalie Thompson said...

Ladies, thank you for your prayers! It means so much!
I am writing from my youngest sister's house (currently caring for the kids). Yesterday's memorial lunch was amzing. 75 poeple were expected, 250 showed up, includingthe my nephews' hockey teams. Parents pulled their kids out of school and came in hockey jerseys. Amazing support. Friends have come out of the woodwork offering condolensences, financial support, food and their presence. Overwhelming! A showering of blessings.

Nathalie Thompson said...

An update I am not able to post on my blog, because it's not letting me compose in non-HTML verbage. Anyone having trouble with posting on their blog?
Anne's ex-husband turned himself in this morning. I guess he was tired of running. He went into a diner in Pittburg, had breakfast and then told the waitress to call the police.
It is a relief for us all. Closure.

Now to get through a private, family only viewing this afternoon, memorial church service and a memorial dinner this evening.

whimsymoon said...

Oh my goodness Nathalie! I just found your contact info on my blog and was just about to write you when I saw this on your blog. I cannot even begin to say how broken my heart is for you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy...I can't even get my mind around this. I will of course be praying for you guys and Anne's children. "I lift up my eyes to the hills....where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121
Long-distance, but heartfelt hugs, Angela

Donna said...

All my heartfelt love and prayers to you and your family. I am SO sorry....

Anna-Marie said...

Nathalie,

I really am so sorry to hear about your sister, expecially with knowing about her children. It's truly heartbreaking. God's grace be upon you in this difficult time.

Phyl said...

.....sending you and family blessings and prayers. And of course, put me down for one of your new zines which is dedicated to your sister.

Linda said...

I hope you are doing better today. I'll be back from Omaha on Sunday. Big hug!!

red tin heart said...

thinking and praying for you and yours. xo nita

Donna said...

Thinking of you daily sweetheart..lots of prayers and hugs...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Nathalie, I'm so so sorry. What a hhorrible thing for you and your family to deal with. How very sad for Anns children, your parents, you, your sibs. I pray that God will comfort you in this awful time, and that the authorities will bring Ann's killer to justice.
I logged on to tell you that I got the beautiful tag and ephemera, but that doesn't seem important now. Thanks though. God bless you.

red tin heart said...

praying for you... xoxo nita

Useful Books (for putting things in) said...

Oh, Nathalie! I am so sorry about your sister. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I DO know that God's grace will be sufficient for you today and in the days to come because He promises that. I will be praying!

red tin heart said...

Just thinking of you this evening.. What kind of teas do you like? would you e-mail me with some of your favorites, and also with something you have been wanting. xoxo Nita

Fiona said...

OMG, I've done it backwards -I emailed you and then came to catch up here. This is so sad for all of you, and especially for the children to loose their mum and such a way. Heartbreaking.

miss lynn said...

so sorry, nathalie.
how difficult for
your family.

so sorry.
xoxoxo