Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Project Life Week 7

this past week was a bit better for me, and
I was able to focus on some happy times.
Although it was a pretty basic kind of week,
I still managed to document some of it.

the left hand side I used photosheet to get multiple
photos in one print. I also did my first saving of
bits and pieces of the week to include like tags,
movie poster etc.

the right hand side is just lots of pictures and the
journalling is actually a 4 x 6 insert folded in half
written on both sides. I put a little clear tab on it
so that it can be taken out of the pocket easier.

Project Life Week 6

Here is my spread for week 6 of Project life.
Lots of heartfelt journalling in this week.
I also did a mini LO with some of my more
current photos of my dad and us. I can't tell
you how many times I have looked at those
photos over the past few weeks, and am now
finally able to look at them without tears in my
eyes. Gosh I miss him so.

Here is the left hand side, and I even saved the
starbucks cups and cut out the heart for my album.

The right hand side is basically all about my dad, photos,
my blog entry saying goodbye and my journalling on
how I've coped these weeks since.

Thanks for looking, it means a lot to me that you have an
interest in our lives.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Goodbye Dad

I can't believe you left us, without even a goodbye, but that's the thing about death, it just hits when it wants and it's the loved ones left behind that have to sort through the heartbreak and shattered pieces to try and make sense of it all. Heck, I was just making fun of you the other day on mom's FB album for giving her one of your usual take the picture faces, and now you are gone, no more pictures to be taken, no more walks in the snow, no more visits out here to see us, all gone now...why, I can't even try to understand, but saying goodbye is hard, especially when I am now talking to you up in Heaven and not here in person. Just remember, through all the turmoils life has, the ups and downs, the good and the bad, you were always my dad, no else can ever take that away from you, and I love you with all my heart, but now, as you have moved on to see Susy up in Heaven, I must continue to walk here and hope that when my time comes to see you again you will be there to welcome me with open arms. <3

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happiness in the mail

today the mail was filled with bills, lots of them and a few pieces of junk mail as well....but poking through all those business like envelopes, I caught a glimpse of the handwriting I know all to well, that of my dear friend Erika, and suddenly the pile of daunting bills didn't seem so bad to open...but I waited until all the other mail had been opened and sorted before enjoying opening the one from her, the one not only with a house warming invite, but also her annual Christmas letter/card, which this year is being called the Valentines Card because of all the craze in her life the last few month of 2011.

I had just made myself a nice hot mocha, and sat down to enjoy once again a wonderfully written non fiction story of her past year, wish I could write so eloquently and with such beautiful handwriting as well.

This is one of the few people in my life that can lift my spirits and brighten my mood just by seeing her hand written word.