There is a challenge blog that I frequent quite often that has such an array of talent on their design team, along with the participants in their sketch/journaling challenge. I will admit that I am a lurker, eying all of the gorgeous layouts, feeling intimidated and wondering should I, could I? If you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, it's Once Upon A Sketch. I was particularly drawn to their gorgeous sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo and their journaling requirement . . I miss. I've been putting this challenge off and finally decided to join in.
And here is the sketch:
When I read the post and saw the journaling must contain the words I miss, I instantly knew my layout would be of my mom. For those of you who follow my blog you know that last summer my mom was diagnosed with advanced, progressive dementia. The picture of her was taken last August shortly before she moved into senior living. Sadly since last summer her memory has declined rapidly. My mom and I were extremely close. We talked about everything. Sadly that part of my mom is gone, and words can't express how heartbroken I am.
My journaling quite simply reads:
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss
our conversations. I miss being able to talk to you
about the weather, a gardening question or just to
confide in you. You've always been there for me
as my mother, my friend and confidant. I long for
that open window, where your memory reemerges,
and we talk, we smile and laugh.
Here are a few closeups:
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie
Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings Collection, Vintage Doily punch by Martha Stewart, pearls and flowers from my stash.