Monday, February 4, 2013

Write Click Scrapbook | Our Last Conversation

The February gallery theme at Write.Click.Scrapbook. is “Conversations”. When I think about conversations, the most important one I’ve had so far in my life was the last conversation I had with my mom before she passed away in 2007. I’ve never scrapbooked it before, because just thinking about it was painful and always made me cry. This hasn’t changed. I struggled with it for a few days, crying here and there.

(12 x 12) | materials cardstock (Gmund, American Crafts, Bazzill) + patterned paper (BasicGrey) + embellishments (My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories Sn@p) + twine (The Twinery) + stamps (Evalicious, Technique Tuesday, Ormolu) + ink (Ranger JBS, Prima) + digital graphics (Miss Tiina) + die-cut machine (Silhouette) + sewing machine (Brother) + thread (Coats & Clark)

The weekend before you went to heaven, I knew I should stay and not go home. On Sunday night, you said you wanted to chat with me. You asked me how I felt about you leaving us. I cried and told you I loved you and I was so sad, but I wasn’t mad at God. I knew He loved us and had a plan for us. You were relieved. You told me to take care of dad. You wanted him to remarry and be happy. It was just like you to be completely selfless, even in the last days of your life. You told me it was okay that I didn’t have children. God doesn’t give that desire to everyone. You were concerned about dad’s ministry. You asked me what I thought was important to pray about, and I said that I was always praying that if God wanted to take you to heaven, that you wouldn’t have too much pain. We both agreed that this time together was precious. I thank God so much that I had this talk with you. I wrote down as much of the conversation as I could remember. Three days later, God welcomed you to heaven with open arms.

I have a second layout in the February gallery. It is a digital layout documenting a conversation I had with Todd years ago.
12 x 12 | materials Once Upon A Story digital kit (Lili Niclass & Emily Merritt) + Bokeh Overlays (Leora Sanford) + fonts (Capture It, Pupcat)

You can see my February gallery layouts for Write.Click.Scrapbook here and here.

Oh I almost forgot. Make sure you click over to the WCS February gallery launch post, because I created a free Silhouette cut file that goes with the conversations theme for February.

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