I want to thank my friends for their support....it means more to me than I can ever express to you....In this hobby, addiction, craft, art....whichever word U use to describe it....it is a wonderful thing to have love and support from each other... :):):):)
I want to share this weeks Scrapping the Music with U.....this week is beyond important to me....as Mary (the owner of Scrapping the Music) has recently changed the format of the blog to include a TV theme show for the 1st Sunday of every month....at it has been a blast to scrap to the themes of some of my fave shows....but recently I approached the team and asked them if they minded just for this month that we do "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day this week........U see, the 12th of this month is the one year mark that we lost our fellow design team member and friend Aleida Frankilin.....soooooooo I am FOREVER grateful to the team to allow me to have this song as a tribute to her........thank you to Mary, Kristii, Michelle, Nat, Marie, Mandy, Julie, Jessica, Donna and Marie for allowing me to have this be the song this week.....I love U all....and sooooooooooooooo happy to be a part of this team! :):):):):):):):):)
I made my LO as a Thank You to Aleida. After her passing, I found out that she took monthly photos of herself with her children.....(I apologize, I don't remember where I read this next part....).....but a friend of hers mentioned in passing about the photos with her kids....and Aleida's answer pretty much boiled down to this.......her kids don't care if Mama has no make-up on, if she isn't dressed up....or if she needs to lose some weight....all they care about is that they have photos of them with Mama......and boyyyyyyyyyyyyy did I take that to heart.....I am NEVER in photos (as most scrappers aren't.....) because in most cases, when I get home....off come the UGH work clothes and into my comfy sweats....off comes the make-up and who cares about my hair AFTER work???? Sooooo HECK no I was NEVER in photos...EVER, and then I read this story about Aleida and her kids, and EVER since then, no matter what...I have at LEAST one photo of me and the kids together, once a month..don't care what I look like...the kids still love me for being Mama no matter what I look like.... :):):):):):):):):):):)
"As Memory rests
but never forgets
what I lost
wake me up
Aleida-Thank you for your legacy of taking photos with our children.
We have to remember that our kids don't care if we aren't wearing make-up
or our hair isn't done.
They just care that they have a photo with Mommy.
Thank you for that lesson in life."
I used a Kenner Road kit for this LO. :):):):):):):) I hope all my scrappy friends can join us this week :):):):):):):)
Thank you all again for visiting us.....and I had something else to share tonight....but, I have had an emotionally exhausting day....and will be back here mid week to share my other stuff with U! :):):):):):) LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)