Inspiration du Jour | Mother

Inspiration du Jour - Mother by pne123

I chose Mother by pne123 because I loved the way circles were used in the design, and also because of the great photos.

She shares:

Please note this page is very special to me.   It symbolizes the many blessings, joys, pains and lossed I’ve experienced as a Mother.

Here’s the journaling I’ve included on the page:

Ever so thankful for God’s blessings.   I’m the mother of five. Two earned their wings before they touched this earth while three I’ve held in my arms.

The love your heart holds grows exponentially with each pregnancy.  The extreme connection with the life growing within is immediate and everlasting.  They may never touch this earth, but forever touch your heart.

Grace’s life here with us was far too short, but she lived an extraordinary life which impacted beyond our family circle.  Sarah and Garrett continue to remind me how important it is to live each day in the current moment and always live with hope, love and laughter.

Tidbits about pne123:

How long have you been scrapping? 

I’ve been scrapping since 2004, shortly after the birth of my first daughter, Grace.  I began paper scrapping originally and then switched to digital.

Paper or digi? (or both?) 

I do purely digital layouts when scrapping my pages, but have recently introduced my middle daughter to scrapbooking and she loves paper scrapping.

Where do you find inspiration?

My family is my inspiration.   My oldest daughter was diagnosed with a very rare condition (hypothalamic hamartoma) in 2005 when she was just 15 months old.   Her life with this condition was very difficult and I found scrapbooking and journaling to be a way for me to work through all of the emotions.  She passed away in 2011 and I found it very difficult for several months to scrapbook.   Looking at family photos was painful and sucked out any creative energy I had at the time.   I’ve found over the past year that once again scrapbooking is bringing me some peace.   The pain of losing Grace continues, but the joy her sister and brother continue to bring into our lives inspires me to continue to be our family’s storyteller through scrapbooking and journaling.

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