Hi everyone! I am here today with my official last post for The Memory Nest. My 6 month term is up. It was a very difficult decision, one that I went back and forth on for a long time. Because of her and her awesome challenges and blog I have scrapbooked more these past 6 months than I have in the last 3 years. I forgot how much I loved it. Leslie the owner is AMAZING. I love her to pieces. I will still be entering challenges and doing whatever I can to help her out.
One of the reasons I love scrapbooking so much is because it pushes me. It forces me to take a really hard look at what I want to tell my children. It's all about the story to me. It took me well over a week to do this layout...the picture made me so sad. It transported me back to a place I didn't really want to relive. After leaving it for a few days I realized it don't have to tell THAT story...I chose to focus on how far he has come. It's all in the journaling and this page is all about the journaling. I used the title and a quote to tie it all together.
As a scrapbooker we are storytellers. It is ok to tell sad, unhappy memories...life is not perfect. I want my children to understand that. I want their books to reflect their real lives. This layout is to show him how far he has come in school and in life and how very proud I am of him. He read the journaling last night. He then looked at me and said "it's really cool mom...and just think...in 2 short days I will be a Junior. All that hard stuff is behind us & by the way...I don't think I am doing so good in Geometry" lol That's my boy! Sneak that in while I am vulnerable! lol
Have a great day. Please stop by The Memory Nest to see what the other girls have created.