Thursday, December 27, 2007

Scrappin' Again!

So despite the utter destruction of the craft room, I got some scrapping done tonight. I'm participating in a couple challenges with this entry, but mostly I'm happy that I finally got a little more scrapping in!

The first challenge is to scrap a layout about any New Years Goals (or Resolutions!) that you have for yourself for 2008. The second challenge is to create a 2-page layout, any size, about you. Journal your thoughts, your dreams, your accomplishments. Or... make it a layout about your 2008 goals and/or dreams. So... I decided to kill two birds with one stone and call it all my creative processing since, for the first time in a long time, I actually have a resolution this year! The journaling reads:

She is a toddler and I am her Mommy.
At 17 months old she imitates everything.
Everything I do and everything I say
is seen by her little blue eyes
and shapes who she becomes.
I am her model of compassion
and faith and patience and love.
I am her example of what is right and wrong.
From me she learns how to speak to those around her
and how to act when things don't go her way
and how to believe in a God who is bigger than all of us.
Who I am shapes who she will become and so I resolve in 2008 to live deliberately.
I resolve to model for my daughter words that are thought through before they are spoken,
actions whose consequences have been weighed before they are done,
and a life that is lived before her on purpose.
The way I live my life shapes the way she will live hers. And so I resolve to live deliberately
because I am the one she imitates.


Jaime said...

I love that.

Tamara said...

LOVE the journaling. and it should totally be my resolution, too. not sure if i'm really ready to commit to that, though. i want to. but not sure i'm strong enough to try! (btw - my PIF and TAG will be posted shortly... i promise!)

corinnesomerville said...

Wow, Elizabeth..this page is amazing !! What a wonderful memory to the moment and for the future of raising our children.

Thanks for posting your comment on my blog today and for sending me the link to yours !!! I've added you to my favourites :)

Have a wonderful and safe New Year
Corinne (aka Roxy)

Angie said...

I LOVE this one....the pics, the journaling...everything.

traci said...

That is beautiful Elizabeth :)

Maria said...

It's really lovely! Love the text, it's just perfect. Having a 20 month myself I follow your thoughts completely. Guess I have to stick around here and see your works :-)
Found you at Scrap Peas

Maria said...

Sorry - Sweet Peas :-)