Welcome! If you are visiting for the first time, please know that things are not usually so serious around here. I’m actually a light-hearted gal! But this topic was the first that came to mind when I heard this month’s theme.
The biggest change I’m going through right now is my mom’s health. She’s suffering from dementia, and with me being 3,000 miles away, the differences in her awareness and activity level are marked, each time I see her. It really sucks to be entering this stage of life — I’m not ready to be the “adult!”
I kept the design very simple as it was really the words that I wanted to share.
While I’m committed to putting a positive spin on my life, there are times when you need to get a story down, even if it’s one you wish were not part of your life. That’s the case with this one. If I had a choice, I would make my mom whole and healthy. Unfortunately, she’s not. It’s hard to admit that, but by scrapbooking it, I can honor her, honor this part of my life, and also document it for others in the future who might go through something similar.
What about you? Do you scrapbook some of your challenges? Does it help you feel like you have some control over the whole thing? Does it serve as a release? I don’t think that happened on this particular page, but I can see how you could use your scrapbooking to define your life as you want to.
Anyway, if you’re coming by for the first time, I hope you’ll swing back again. I promise you things will be back to the normal, zany Lainie you’re used to!
P.S. Now, please hop on over to Melissa’s blog for more goodness!