Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mom's Marker

Sorry for the small picture. My blogger template won't let me make it bigger without losing pieces. But, you can click on it to see a larger version.

This layout is about a trip my sisters and I took last fall to see our mom's road marker where she died in a drunk driving accident back in 1995. We were on our way home from seeing family in Nevada and wanted to stop and see it. None of us had ever seen it before, and I don't think we were prepared for how emotional it would be.
As soon as I could see the marker, my eyes welled up with tears. I could imagine the accident and how terrified my mom must have been. And I thought how she must have been thinking of us kids when she realized the vehicle was going to roll. And I just know she would have been praying. Because she always prayed. Then I started thinking how she never met any of our husbands or children or got to enjoy our families. And my heart just broke. I'm so glad my sisters were there with me to share the moment and that we could comfort each other.
This layout helped was a little bit of therapy for me, and I'm glad I did it even though it was difficult.
I used this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap for this layout and, as you can see, I followed it pretty closely.
This is also my last DT project for Let's Scrap. I enjoyed being on the Design Team there very much, but I just have too much going on in life right now to give it the full attention it deserves, so I decided not to try out for the new term.
Thanks to my Let's Scrap DT family for always making me feel welcome and for pushing my creativity to new heights these past 4 months. I'll still be a member and participate in the weekly sketch challenges as much as possible. I just don't want to feel like I've let anyone down when I can't manage it.
Maybe I'll try again in the future, but for now I have to say goodbye :(


Alison said...

Shelly, I just saw this when I popped over for the Blog Hop from SC. I can imagine just how emotional you were and am glad you had the support of your sisters
Alison xx

Grams said...

Shell, a most emotional page. This is one that will have great impact on your own children. They will know and feel the love you have presented on this page. Great work. Sorry for you great pain.