Sunday, September 13

As My Memory Rests

Lately I've enjoyed doing layouts to music... from Scrapping To The Music... I'm not always on time with them... but lyrics bring a new perspective to my scrapbooking which I'm enjoying.

This weeks song: "Wake me when September ends"... brought to mind my mother. She's been with the Lord these past 9 1/2years. In the time she's been gone... many things in our families lives have changed... good and bad. In my life, I remained single for several years after her passing, then I met my husband, Steve, got married, bought a house and had our little Rainee. Even now life is changing... Rainee's starting Kindergarten. And that's just my life... There are so many things she's missed in all our lives. We didn't always see eye to eye... but so many times, I've wanted to pick up the phone and call her about some news... then it hits me, she's not here... I take a deep breath, hug my little Rainee and go on with my day. I still miss her.

But this song... "Wake me when September ends"... and in particular the lyrics... 'as my memory rests'... reminded me that she is at rest and no longer in pain.... and I can rest in the fact she's with the Lord... and also, let her rest in my heart... always.

On this layout I was trying to find a photo of my mom when she was on her honeymoon with my dad... but I just couldn't find it.... so I settled on this one. I love it... this photo is in the front yard of my grandparents home, when my dad and mom were dating. I've always loved it.... it's one of my favorites and have always wanted to put it in our family scrapbook. If I do ever find that other photo I may change it out, but for now... this is where it will rest.

(Materials: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Black Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Tag: Melissa Frances, Velvet Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket, Butterflies: K&Co., Stickers: Making Memories, Creative Imaginations, Rhinestones: My Minds Eye, Cricut Cartridges: Base Camp, Opposites Attract, Pen: Pigma)

5 comments:

Jennifer Campbell said...

Absolutely beautiful layout! What a nice tribute.

deana said...

Such a beautiful LO & photo

It seems that the grief never really goes away, just changes over the years. And then one day you find yourself actually feeling happy again...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is just AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photo, the colors and the sentiment!!! Thanks Michelle....sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jen said...

I love all the supplies you chose to do this layout with. Simply beautiful!

MJ said...

This is so special - what a perfect layout... & I love that Art has a pipe!