I am still having issues with my stomach and am hoping to be into the specialist shortly. As I have not been feeling well and just vegging on the couch I have really missed creating. I got to thinking about what I love so much about it. It is therapeutic to sit and make a card for someone, or a gift, etc. Then I started to think about my first paper crafting love, scrap booking, and how my scrapbooks have sure been collecting dust. I started out as a scrapbooker. I love having not only pictures, but journalling my family's history, my children's' childhood, etc. I have put my scrapbooking on the back burner and it seems I turned exclusively to stamping.
I have decided to dedicate the next week on my blog to my favorite, most special layouts. Some layouts I looked at tonight made me laugh, cry and smile. I want to share them with you. :) Anyways, enough of the corniness and onto the first layout. :) Oh, and please be kind, I am horrible at taking pics of layouts. The pictures always have a glare from the lighting no matter what I do.
I created this page last spring. This is one of my favorite moments I have captured. My grampa and gramma raised me alot of my life. I look at my grampa as my dad. Always was there for me for anything. After I got married and had my kids he was always a phone call away in a crisis and had a way about him that made me feel like everything was going to be okay.
In 2004 my grampa was diagnosed with Lewy Body disease. It acts just like Alzheimer's and eventually Parkinson's. This is a terrible disease that makes his brain tell itself that his good brain cells are bad and kills them slowly. When this picture was taken in 2005 my grampa was in and out of reality. The bad days were starting to outnumber the good days. He forgot us all alot more than he remembered us. On this day he and gramma stopped by and he didn't recognize anyone...until my little boy walked down the stairs after his nap. My grampa scooped him up and started acting like his funny old self. We hadn't seen this in so very long. So this moment being captured on film is so awesome!
Now my grampa doesn't know me, my children or even my gramma. He just knows we are safe people. He is slowly losing physical strength and spends most days moving this big chair in the living room back and forth. It is so sad to see him this way. Anyways, this is why this layout is my most cherished.
Have a good day and stop by tomorrow