Here's some serious truth for you....this past year or so has been HARD. Ever since I lost my Mom I have been struggling. With scrapbooking in particular. I have had so many moments since losing her that I have just wondered what the hell the point of it all is. Sometimes I think losing a loved one should push you even more to want to preserve those memories but that hasn't been how it has been for me. I just have not wanted to scrap. Maybe because every aspect of it reminds me of my Momma. It was a hobby we both loved and spent many good moments together sharing it. I miss her and think of her every time I do it and that has been so hard. Thankfully I also have a best friend who shares the hobby with me and she just makes me do it. Without her I probably would have never picked it back up. Creating again has made me remember why I love it so much and how important it is for preserving all of those precious memories. Without my pictures and scrapbooks, there would not be a beautiful record of the amazing person my Mom was and all of the incredible memories we have made.
So, with all of that in mind, I am pushing forward this year. I am holding my Mom in my heart and trying to get back to this wonderful hobby I loved so much. Over the holidays I scrapped! With my friend and then all by myself in my house. That has not happened in a LONG time!! It feels good.
So, thanks for sticking with me! Here is some scrappy goodness to share. I'm a little rusty so be gentle! ;)
All 3 layouts created with Fancy Pants' Everyday Circus collection
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