Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The One For David


I have a post today especially for my husband, as I peeked a comment from him in yesterday's post! Hi honey! (I knew he was reading and I got onto him for not posting...he said, "I don't understand blog protocall.") LOL!!!!!!!

Anyway, I did this layout for him. I used Gimme More by the Sweet Shoppe Designers...a freebie for a layout contest about why you scrap. I wasn't even going to enter honestly and I glanced across the room at the 5x7 photo of him in his ACU's staring back at me and I knew I had to do this page.

Journaling reads:

In the beginning, I scrapped because my sister was. Then I scrapped for the creative outlet. And then to preserve memories. But now it is different. I scrap because every moment he is gone is a moment he is missing something. Parker's first smile, the first time he rolled over. The first time Naomi said, "I love you." He can't be here for those moments, but I can share layouts with him about those moments. By scrapping the picture while the memory is still fresh in my mind, it is the next best thing to being there. He tells me that when he is able to use the computer to view my blog, he has a smile stuck on his face the rest of the day. I have scrapped for many reasons and I'm certain I'll think of more. But right here, right now, in this moment....I scrap to make him smile a little more, sigh a little less, and for a brief moment, feel like he was there.


He is going to have a rough few weeks that will be pretty busy and restrictive for him...so I'm not sure if he's going to get the chance to see this..

...but if you are, sweetie...I really love you.

16 comments:

barb said...

Lena, I got a letter from D yesterday and it totally made my day! We want to keep writing to him as he keeps on keepin' on in his training!

Jennifer (Jennilyn) said...

That's such a sweet layout Lena! I can't imagine having my husband gone for so long!

petra a*k*a milo82 said...

OMG Lena, that is so sweet and love that journal here. So sentimental and gave little bumps here. I would go nuts if I had to miss my guy for so long, you're such a strong lady!!! Big hugs!

Bev said...

What a sweet layout! They do miss so much in the military! God Bless Them!

Colleen said...

Lena, is this so wonderful. I think of you guys and David every day and send some good vibes. It's so hard to be away, and I thank David from the bottom of my heart for serving this great country.

Such an awesome LO hon, really well done. :)

Krista said...

Sniff sniff...ok you got me! WHAT journaling!! Love it Lena

MelissaL88 said...

What a totally sweet layout, Lena! God Bless your husband, for keeping us safe here at home! And thank you for your sacrifice! I guess I'm just feeling a little patriotic today :)

Kresta said...

Aww, what a precious page and the journaling is awesome. So sweet.

Shawna said...

What a sweet layout Lena, your journaling is just so heartfelt! I can't imagine what you are going through being separated for so long, but the end is in sight & you'll be back together soon!!

Lindy said...

This is a beautiful page - what a wonderful thing to do for your husband! I go squirrley when my husband is away on business for three days. I have no idea how you do it!!

:::Melanie::: said...

That is such a beautiful LO and the journaling was so touching!

michellewaite1 said...

Great page and journaling.

Brandy said...

Great layout! :) Love that photo and the journaling is superb!

Anonymous said...

I love the layout honey. I think back on that day and i remember how happy we were and can't wait to be that happy again. Thank you baby.

Bits 'n' Bobs said...

Oh sweetie this is amazing.
I am now sitting here with a lump in my throat.
*hugs*

Carol R. said...

Lena, please tell your husband how much what he is doing and the sacrifices he is making mean to me. Thank you, too, sweet lady for the sacrifices you and your children are making.