Sunday, January 24, 2010

pages

I am a scrapbooker.
This weekend I went to a crop.
I only cried twice. I call this progress.

I wanted to share the pages I completed.
I enjoy playing with glue. And paper.
And photos of my cute kid.


I want to continue to keep Michael's memory alive. And so I want to continue to put his photos down . To continue to tell his story. To smile when I think of the the things he said, the things he did, and the life that he lead.



12 comments:

Elizabeth Dark Wiley said...

these are priceless.

Jenn Latino said...

Oh my! I can't believe how much he looks like you in the "Truck" picture. PRECIOUS! Just PRECIOUS! Thanks for sharing these. Can't wait to see them all-this calls for a visit to Tally (and the craft room/table/corner).

Tammy On the Go said...

beautiful

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. These are wonderful!

Kim said...

As usual, your pages are awesome and your style is just so "Jenn". Glad to see that you are doing a craft you love....

Mom said...

Superstar.

Jennifer said...

Love getting to see them again:) It was great seeing you saturday at the crop. Definitely need to do that more often. Had a blast!

Cindy said...

Love.

Tina S said...

Jenn--You don't know me but I discovered your blog today via Craft Gossip. I read all of your posts about the loss of your son and your grieving process. I'm so sorry for your loss. Yes, I understand all the emotions and behaviors you describe because I took my child to school one day and she never came home. My sweet Amy went to heaven 9 years ago. She was 15 and full of joy and compassion. I am concerned that you think you have to put on the happy face for other people. That did not work for me. I suffered the loss and I am the one who gets to decide how and where I cry. I am the one who gets to bring up Amy because other people don't want to talk about her. They think it will make me sad...like I forgot she was dead! No, it's because they are uncomfortable. But I get to decide. It hasn't even been a year for you. I almost couldn't leave my house for a year! I went to work but not much else. I still feel the pain and loss. Some friends of mine who lost a son over 35 years ago say that they still sometimes have to sit down and cry. It's OK to talk about Michael even if it makes people uncomfortable. He is your son. They are your memories, your LIFE. And even after 9+ years, it still wouldn't surprise me to see Amy walk through the front door. My prayers are with you.

Tiffany said...

Jenn - I was directed to your blog from Craft Gossip. I love your layouts - so simple and classic and that's right up my alley. But that's not why I'm leaving you a comment.

I have two kids, my son is 2 and my daughter is 6 months. I seriously do not know what I would do if I lost either one of them. I started to read your older posts, from April, but my heart was overwhelmed with sadness to finish so I am going to come back tomorrow and read a little bit each day. I promise. You are such an inspiration, to be able to get through each day, despite it being the hardest thing you do. I can only imagine the emptiness in your heart that losing a child would leave, but I want you to know that it's ok to be reminded of Michael. It's ok to be sad, it's ok to cry, it's ok to hurt.

Michael was a child and I know he is with our Redeemer, waiting for you to join him someday. Know in your heart Jenn that he is in a place where no machine or mechanism is needed for him to live. He is living his eternal life with our Savior, and despite it leaving us here on Earth without Michael, this is a glorious thing.

I will pray for you. For healing, for peace, for comfort. For our Lord to wrap his loving arms around you and to fill the emptiness in your heart with joy and to know that Michael's life and death had a purpose. Whether it was for his life to bring you joy, or his death to help in healing someone else through your blog, or a purpose that we have not seen in fruition yet. It has all happened according to God's wonderful plan.

Anne said...

U make my day with your posts, I love reading your memories with Michael and all the pics...they are glorious....although I do have tears running down my cheeks here at work at times, but that is ok, they are comforting tears....just knowing that these pages bring you some comfort, that is important...

Gretchen said...

You are an amazing MOM!