Monday, May 5, 2008

To Help Us Reflect

I've taken a day of vacation today because, frankly, I needed the break. I plan, among other things, to work some more on the scrapbook from our trip to England at Christmas. It's difficult to do because it was not like any other trip we've made there. I'm still hoping to get my husband to put his thoughts about losing his father on paper to help him through the grief process. I've already incorporated old photos of his father with him as a baby.
I will include photos of my husband with his mother, too, this time. I never met my husband's mother because she passed away before we met. We visited her grave in December, and it brought on a fresh sorrow to him because he misses her so much.

I think it's one of the many wonderful aspects of scrapbooking that we can record both joyful and sad memories ... to help us move on, to help us look back, to help us reflect, to help us mourn, and to help us remember. How precious life is!

Today's word art has nothing to do with what I've just said ... but hopefully it will make you smile. It made me chuckle when I found it ... and it certainly is a good way to start a MONDAY.

Blessings on your day,
Melanie


5 comments:

Stefanie said...

Thanks so much for your fabulous word art. I have always loved a good quote and this one from Jim Carrey made me laugh. I really appreciated it.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Kim B said...

WAHAHAHA- LOVE IT- uhum and have the picture too- hahahah
thanks Mel, hope you enjoyed your day off and got some *you time* that you needed!
Senging hugs
me

Denise said...

SOOOOO funny!

Dana said...

Both me and my partner laughed when we read it - thank you