Friday, April 22, 2011

So Sweet - SOUS Challenge

For those of you who have expressed their concern for my daughter, I want to say thank you for caring.  It's been a long and stressful week and I am taking it one day at a time.  Her well being is in God's hands and I've
taken a step back and pray that he will guide her. As a parent of an adult child, it is hard when they are in their darkest hours.  You can be there for them, but you can't fix them.  As I prefer to keep the details private, all I can say is that I came very close to losing my daughter this past week.  I have found great comfort this week in praying and knowing that God is not only watching over my daughter, but me and my family.  I am going to take a few days off from blogging and focus on myself and  my family.  I hope that everyone has a joyous weekend, whether you are celebrating Passover or Easter!  Enjoy your time with your family!

My scrapbooking has been the last thing on my mind.  I've worked on this layout a little at a time this week and finished it up last night.
This is my niece as a baby.  She is now 18 years old.   Last Friday when I saw the new sketch at 
Stuck On U Sketches by Liz Qualman, I just knew it was meant for me:
Here are a few closeups:

I used my April kit from Artful Delight!    I've really enjoyed working with this kit and have savored every scrap of it.  I've completed five layouts from it so far and have one more I'm working on.
If you are interested in this kit:
there are two left and you can order here.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

{{{hugs}}} Debbie... you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family... if you need anything at all... my contact # is on our dt blog ... I loveeeeee the lo... just beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, Debbie! I had no idea you've been through such a stressful time.
My thought are with you and with your family and I wish all of you all the best in the world.
Take care of your self and I hope everything will come up right for you.

The lo is so beautiful and cheerful.

Nanne said...

Oh no Deb, had no idea.. You and your daughter are in my prayers!! Be with her as much as possible, scrapbook later..
but, even with such sorrow in your heart, you've achieved a wonderful and colorful layout..
will miss you while you are away, but take good care of each other..

Mel said...

Oh Deb, I can only imagine whay you must be feeling. Praying and leaving her recovery in god's hands is the best thing and know I will be praying for her too. You know as a single mum I resonate your fears, we do it on our own dear girl but even though their is only one of us, they get double the love from their mums. Give her a kiss from Mel and Nate in Australia. Love MElxx

patti west said...

Debbie, this lo is so adorable!!! I love your bright, fun, happy style!! :) :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, Debbie, I am on my way out the door for work, so will make this quick. but wanted you to know that I will really, really keep up the prayer vigil for your dd. What a difficult time this must be. Please spend time with her and your family and we will be here when have the time. Cyber hugs!

Eagle Craftz said...

This is way too cute, I love the LO and I love the paper, and I love the picture. I guess I just really like it!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Hugs to you Debbie! I pray that God will comfort you during this trying time and that you will find strength in Him. I pray that your daughters situation will get better very soon and that she will recover fully. Hugs
Oh this is a GORGEOUS layout as ALWAYS! You are such a talented lady, TFS

Tammy E. said...

If you only knew how much my heart breaks for you -- knowing that you've been through a divorce, job losses, and now struggling with worrying about your daughter, I can only say that you have my prayers. Don't give up faith that God can answer our prayers. He loves you Debbie, and He loves your daughter as well. May God heal in every way needed is my prayer.

And of course your layout is bright, cheery, colorful, and beautiful. Your talent amazes me.

April said...

Wow Debbie I'm so sorry to hear this! I'll be praying for you hon...

Your layout is absolutely adorable, as always. :)
- April

Dawnll said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers sweetie.
It is tough being a mother of adult children and not being able to fix everything.
Trust God has a plan and a path and you will know.
Take care of yourself
blessings Dawn ll

Andrea Amu said...

Debbie, I am sorry to hear that you and your daughter and family have been going through a difficult time! I of course am passing along all my best wishes and prayers! ((HUGS)), dear Debbie!

I think your page here is so very sweet with your niece's darling baby photo!

annette said...

Our GOD is an awesome GOD trust in Him to give you the strength & love to enable you to get through your trial may He bring you peace.. take care .... love your LO of your niece ... Cheers X:)

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

beautiful page! Love those papers. Have a blessed Easter!

Lea said...

Oh Debbie, I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Hope you manage to have a nice Easter weekend! Love the layout! The little dress embellie you made is brilliant!

Kelly Massman said...

I'm so bad to be a "skimmer" when I'm checking out blogs! I totally missed that your daughter is going through some trials! Best wishes! It can be so hard watching the ones you love go through something that you can't do anything to stop it!

Pat said...

Debbie gentle {{{hugs}}} going your way.
The LO is adorable I love that little dress & the beautiful flowers.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you as well...I am a bit late over here and I apologize.
Sometimes I don't think words express themselves the right way but at least let me say that I am relieved to hear you've found some strength through leaning on God because as much as we've got friends and things like that, leaning on Him can be the only true way to move through something..
This project was a special one for me the second I saw it...pretty sweet my dear!

Fern said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter!! And yes, she needs you now more than ever.. You know we are all here for you if/when you need us!!! Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family!!!
Your layout is precious!!! Hugs!!!

Sara said...

I love love love that watermelon paper and I love what you've done with it!!!!