Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Scrapbook Monday, um...Tuesday
I had one of the most stressful, emotional weeks, last week. Both vehicles broke down, two deaths in the family, and just general 'stuff' that bogs me down from time to time. As I was feeling sorry for myself (a real pity party, let me tell you!), I received a call that really put things in perspective. I'm unable to go into details, but some parents I know suffered one of the most horrific blows one can receive, their child had died. Suddenly, my drama didn't seem nearly so dramatic and I realized that while I felt like God was giving me an awful lot to deal with, things were much worse for others. This led to the realization that we often get so caught up in our own struggles and burdens, that we lose sight of the blessings we have. Both deaths in my family were people who were battling cancer and while we weren't ready to lose them, they are no longer suffering and enjoying eternity. My car was fixed the very next day after breaking down, causing me to give thanks for our family friend who always manages to squeeze us in at his shop. But most importantly of all, last night I was able to hug and kiss my husband and both of my daughters good night, something I won't take for granted any time soon.
This long, extremely emotional, and personal post, is my long winded way of explaining why there wasn't a Scrapbook Monday on Monday. Most of my followers know I can't say anything simply ;-)
Today's project is rather unusual for me. I used MDS to create my page. I am very much a 'hands on' person and while I have this program and think it is wonderful, I tend not to use it often! I was playing around with some of the different layouts & features and came up with this CAS page featuring my 'baby'. I will probably end up going back and matting some of the pics. It feels a little too CAS!
Anyone with a Lab will appreciate how difficult it is to get still shots of this dog! I can't tell you how many pictures I took just hoping for a few decent shots. He really is such a sweet dog and I love that he keeps my feet warm while I craft! My DH accuses me of loving Shadow more than him!