We Blinked

Hi friends,

It’s Monday.  I am trying to embrace every day of the week.  I acknowledge and know in my brain that every day is a gift from God but some days are a little tougher for me to greet in such an optimistic way.  The closer I get to the weekend the more optimistic I seem to feel.  One of my new lifetime goals is to wake up each morning praising God.  Now… to implement that.


These are some of my favorite senior pics of Tim.  The sun isn’t right.  They aren’t his favorite.  I like them because he has a hat on (always wears a hat) and he has his skateboard beside him (loves to skate).

I used a piece of cardstock.  I then trimmed a half inch off two sides of another piece of cardstock and then adhered it to the first piece.  I matted both pics.  I cut out with my Cricut the tree.  I used two colors and cut twice to have the tree trunk brown and the top green.  When gluing the tree on the page I went a little glue crazy.  To cover that up I used some Wink of Stella around the edge of the tree.  It is kind of like glitter glue but it dries so fast.  I used gold.

After adhering the pics and the tree to the background I put the title on –  “We blinked.”

Finally I used a journaling card and wrote about  the pics and added some skating stickers.

We blinked.  It not only is about Tim is graduating and growing up and it happened so quickly.  It is also how this part of our life – kids at home (youngest to oldest) is coming to an end.  We started this parenting thing in 1984.  Now, 33 years later it is changing.  For me it is a lot of sadness mixed into a little sense of freedom for Brad and I.  For Brad it is probably the opposite – a lot of freedom and a little sadness for our life as it has been.  We both love our kids fiercely but he has focused on his career a lot when my focus has almost always been family.  I know a lot of moms go through this so I trust time will help heal my heart.

I will keep scrapping.  🙂

God bless!




2 thoughts on “We Blinked

  1. It never quite stops wishing for them to be little and home again. It’s cemented in a mom’s heart. Be happy they are all okay with life. Some with families now and some starting out in life. God gives us just a short time to keep his gift. Then off they go to start their own families. We must count our blessings and there are always more to come. Like grand kids and great grand kids. We will always love them all unconditionally.

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