August 31, 2014

Scrapping the Good and the Bad

Do you scrap the good things and the not so good things? Like most of us, I tend to scrap the fun things, the things I want to remember and enjoy. Although I don't usually share them here on my blog, I scrap the difficult times too not only as a scrapbooker, but as a memory keeper.

My mom passed away last month, and being a memory keeper, I scrapped the program from her memorial service.

Embellishments were easy to pick for this, she liked flowers, the color blue, and then there's that sweet little bird. We had this thing between us that every time we would pass by a certain street/intersection in our hometown, we would try and count how may birds were sitting up on the telephone wire.

In the days since she's been gone, I still look up and count and tell her how many I see.

I miss you mom.

8 comments:

Kris Berc said...

Mary Ann,
This is so beautiful. What a heartfelt expression. I'm so sorry for your loss...

Danielle Champagne said...

Mary Ann, this is soooo precious. Keep in mind that in the future your child, or grand child will go through your albums, and will cherish the memories of those before him, or her. You make me take conscience of how precious it is to keep memories. I am sorry for your loss.

Ashley Horton said...

Love this Mary Ann!! Such a beautiful layout, to remember your mom by!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Mary Ann I am so sorry for your loss.
I think it's great that you preserved this keepsake for future generations.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry about your mom. I have kept the programs from my dad's, mom's, and sister's funerals. Now I need to get brave enough to scrapbook them.

Manda Moore said...

Mary Ann I am so sorry for you loss. Such a beautiful page and a lovely memory of a little thing you did with your mum that was special. *hugs*

Jeannie Salvato said...

Mary Ann,
I am so sorry for your loss.
This is yet another, beautiful layout.

Dara Lynn said...

Mary Ann, my condolences to you and your family. What a precious page to preserve this keepsake. God bless you Doty