About a week ago, on the Creative Scrapbooking Divas site, I posted a challenge during our on-line crop (did you know we are going to host an on-line crop EVERY MONTH...on the last weekend?!) It was a difficult challenge but I had several ladies participate. What was so hard about it? I thought you'd never ask! I had the girls journal! I heard those gasps! It is not that hard to do. OK, we blog, we text, we write emails---but we can't journal?
Starting April 1, I will be hosting the Book of Me and Mini Album room. I think a huge part of my story is, well, the story. I was raised very poor and we didn't have the money to have many pictures taken. There are some, but not about every memory have. And I want to share those memories with my family.
The theme was Lucky...and I picked some wonderful paper from K & Co newer Brenda Walton line. I love the nature inspired paper and die-cuts. I used some older alphabets that are made of cork, to keep with the natural feeling.
To have such fabulous children
To have the love of a wonderful man
To live long enough to know my grandchildren
It's Lent while I am creating this journal page, and it always causes my to pause and think...
about life, love, justice...
Last week Japan was hit by the most devastating horror a mother could imagine...earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear threats..And I see the world around me respond, and go on about their lives.
Our perfect lives, where our biggest worries are what to wear, do I have the newest gadget, where shall we go for dinner..
As I'm typing, David Crowder is singing,
"How He loves us"
"And I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me."
It reminds me that it's not just me He loves, but it is a song sung by my Lord to each of us Whether we all accept it is not the point the point is He loves us ALL. So, am I lucky, maybe I am. Only if I believe in luck
I will say that instead, I am blessed.