Heartfelt Card for Lily Grace

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My dear, little grandniece, Lily Grace, underwent heart surgery this week.  It went well and she’s recovering like a champ (the gusto of a typical toddler).  I’m sending her a little gift along with this playful owl card (3 3/4″ square)!

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  1. Mary, I’m sorry I missed your original post about little Lily Grace. It is amazing what medical strides have been made over the years. I had open heart surgery in 1960 for several holes between my ventricles from birth. Since then (at age 11) I have been in High School gymnastics, baseball, and basketball, completed a BS and MA, taught school for 23 years, been married for 43 years, have two beautiful daughters, and now 4 beautiful grandchildren. Life is good. Lily Grace has a wonderful life ahead of her!

  2. thank you for sharing about Lily Grace. My niece at 2 yrs old had a similar open heart surgery, and now, at 4 yrs. old she is the strongest, brightest, happiest little girl around.

  3. Hello Mary, Sorry to hear about the news just got the message. Now I see she is doing a lot better. My prays are with her and her family. As I can see she is doing batter and I know in my heart she will be fine. Please keep us posted and hope all goes well.
    I wish you all the best for Lily Grace.

  4. sheryl cushman

    Lily Grace will love this card, Mary. Our prayers are with her and here family. My niece had open heart surgery when she was 2 years old, and will she will be 20 on the 5th of May.
    Thank you for sharing, Mary.

  5. I love this card and the colors used!! The owl is one of my favorite punches and this gives me a totally new card idea for it. Hope Lily Grace is doing well. What a beautiful name.

  6. This is adorable, Mary! I love the little owl peeking in and I am sure your grandniece will enjoy it as well! My best wishes to her as she recovers from surgery!

  7. Little kids are just so amazing. I hope Lily Grace is on the road to a fast recovery. I’m sure she adored the card.

  8. Mary what a beautiful card. Sorry for
    the reason why you made it. Hope she
    is doing okay. Keep us posted. Please
    know that she and your family are in
    my prayers.

  9. What a brave young girl. Will continue prayers. What a fun card for her to look at during her recovery.

  10. adorable card, love the colors and great design

  11. Love the bright colours and the ‘cute’ factor scores a 10. TFS.

  12. Deb B (Debadoo)

    So glad she’s doing so well. That’s got to be so hard for family to watch her have to go through. Wishing God’s blessing for you all! Such a super cute card that I know will bring a huge smile to her face. It did mine!

  13. This is precious, May. It should bring a big smile to Lily Grace! I will keep her in my prayers.

  14. How sweet, Mary! I will pray for Lily Grace. She will smile at this cute card!

  15. This card should definitely bring a smile! This is one of my favorite cards I’ve seen!
    Prayers for a continued speedy recovery and great health!

  16. Whata darling card

  17. Love how the little owl peeks out from the heart. Too, too cute!

  18. WOW . . . i’m really touched at all your love and prayers. Thank you. For those that mentioned Lily’s name, she’s named after my grandmother, her great grandmother, Lily Jane.

  19. Hope all is well with your grandniece, Mary. Darling card…

  20. Darling Card, you hit this one on the head.
    Never fail to amaze…Love your site!!

  21. Darling Mary! love the Peek-A-Boo front.

  22. Cute card. Praying for Lily Grace and all of you!

  23. Sending prayers for Lily Grace and the family. This is the most adorable card and it is sure to brighten everyone’s day!

  24. sweet card

  25. This card should brighten her day. I am sure she will give a smile when she sees it. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your neice. Love the card too.

  26. Oh my, I hope Lily Grace recovers 100%! This card will certainly cheer her up—as well as her family! So cute!

  27. Prayers for Lily Grace (love her name!). This is just an adorable card. She will love it! HUGS to you Mary!

  28. Making this card for my sister, Nancy Lynn, who recently had heart oblation surgery. Unlike your niece, my sister is in her 60s and she will love this card. Thank you, Mary Fish!

  29. So cute, Mary! Love the owl peeking around the corner.

  30. Lily Grace will love not only her gift but this adorable card you’ve made for her. I’m hoping that the surgery is a success and she’s off and running like little toddlers should be doing. Thanks for sharing your super fun card with us Mary – Your work ALWAYS inspires me!

  31. super sweet card Mary ~ I’ll be praying for Lily Grace ~ have a wonderful day!

  32. Adorable! And I love the name Lily Grace!

  33. What a sweet card…I’m sure your niece will enjoy it a lot! Prayers for a wonderful recovery for her 🙂

  34. Susan Lankford

    Such a sweet name for a little trooper….Lily Grace…I wish her well! The card is just adorable! Susan

  35. Prayers…well wishes for Lilly Grace….Family & Friends

  36. Cathy from Illinois

    Lily will enjoy this cute owl card and hope she is in a speedy recovery. Youngsters seem to get well faster than us! 🙂

  37. Mary, this is just sooo cute :). Love the colors and the dp.

  38. Hello Mary: Prayers for a quick recovery for Lily Grace. With the love of her family around her, she will be running around fully recovered in no time.
    God Bless her!

  39. All the best for wee Lily Grace and urself Mary. I had heart surgery when I was 7yo (1975!!!!)…and I am still going v v strong. Medical science is sincerely marvellous. I have faith in it and all that it achieves…as I am living proof. I became a nurse because of my experience. Lily Grace sounds like an amazing thing….with all the love around her…she cannot help but go fm strength to strength.

  40. I hope all goes well with Lily Grace. Adorable card Mary!

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