Last year in a moment of "I don't want to miss out on that..." I signed up for an online scrapbooking class with one of my favorite scrapbookers Heidi Swapp at Big Picture Classes. I knew signing up I wouldn't be able to actually keep up with the class, but I was excited to have some new inspiration and something that I would work on as I had time.
This is the third project in the class (and yes...I actually completed the first two and am working away on starting another). I brought everything I needed to the cabin this past summer and worked away on it one night, but it literally took me 4 months to decide on a song to finish this cute album of my boys.
I knew the message I wanted this album to have, I just really hadn't found the exact words to express what I was feeling until one night when I was watching t.v. and this song came on. It fit perfectly and expressed what I was hoping to say. Here is a link to the song if you have never heard it before.
I always think about my children and the type of mother I want to be to them. One of the things that I feel so strongly about is encouraging them to do and be whatever they dream. I want them to know that they can and will do incredible things in their life. I don't want fear to hold them back, but I want them to have faith in the unknown and strive to achieve great things. I am not someone that takes a lot of chances. Change scares me and I will often stay in a comfortable situation out of fear. I don't want that for these amazing boys. I want more for them. It was a feeling I had the moment I held each of them for the first time. As I looked at their sweet little faces and studied each perfect detail...I knew that I wanted to be their biggest cheerleader...to always tell them that they can do it.
I love this quote by Steve Jobs
"People who are crazy
enough to think they can
change the world, are the
ones who do"
I want these cute boys to believe in themselves and know that I'm believing in them too...because one day they will change the world. It may be small changes, but it may just be something miraculous!
As I sat at the table back in my creative element that night...cutting paper and looking at these priceless pictures I was filled with gratitude. Honestly it was for so many different things, but mostly for having moments like this to create and capture these deep feelings I have for this family I was blessed with and love so very much. It may just be cutting paper and gluing pictures on...maybe adding an embellishment or two, but it's also a time where I can reflect on my most personal feelings about these messages I want my loved ones to know and remember.
And yes, I haven't been doing as much as I used to and would like...but I knew that this class was something I didn't want to miss out on....