23 April 2012

She is Strong

Look up strong on thesaurus.com and nearly every grouping describes my daughter; powerful, distinct, extreme, able, athletic. She is the one you want on your team. She is a force. 


When she headed back to school last week, it was as exciting as her first day of preschool. She is feeling much better and got permission to return to playing softball and riding horses. 

Each day feels like the first day, a new beginning. We're living in the moment. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and words of kindness. 

Happy Monday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!




10 April 2012

A Little Bit of Self Indulgence

Are you wondering where the genealogy went? Please permit and forgive this period of self indulgence. My daughter is still recovering from pancreatitis. Scrapbooking about her, about her strength, has been therapy for me. It's been one of the things that has kept me going...well, that and coffee. Lots of coffee! 




This is a flashback layout. I went through a year of digital pictures, picked my favorites and put them all together. 2000 was the first year I took digital photos. The quality isn't great, but the subject is precious to me.

Have you cared for someone who is ill? How did you get through it? Do you have any special strategies that helped?

Happy Tuesday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!


















03 April 2012

She's Resilient!

We've been sitting in a hospital room for a couple of days with this girl.



Thankfully she was born with a resilience that few can claim. She is working hard at getting well and I know she will get through it and be right back to riding horses and playing for her school's varsity softball team. She has an amazing strength. The physical strength is obvious to everyone, but the other strength, the one inside, the one that can't be touched or measured is even greater. 

Happy Tuesday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!




* Kit papers and elements from Joyful by Manuela Zimmermann at Studio Manu

02 April 2012

and Golden Starlight in Her Eyes of Blue

This little, blue eyed beauty stole my heart sixteen years and four months ago. 




"on the day that you were born
the angels got together
and decided to create a dream come true
so they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
and golden starlight in your eyes of blue"

If I close my eyes, I can remember dancing around the room, holding a snuggly girl and singing this song. It's about a boy, but I made it be about a girl. The girl, who stole my heart. 

Happy Monday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!


01 April 2012

Old Photo Plus Ephemera = I Sat in the Garden

We leave behind bits and pieces of our lives. Bubba left a poem, torn from a magazine. The poem by Loretta Garing is titled "I Sat in the Garden."



Those bits and pieces we leave behind. They say something about us. What will you leave? 

Happy Scrapbook Sunday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!


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