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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I can be serious!

Seriously, dude, I have a really deep well of seriousness in me and sometimes it escapes. I try hard to keep it in but....well you know it can just come blasting out with both barrells firing away. Seriously, this can and does happen as it did this past Monday. Our challenge for the week at Jessica's playground was to create a page with the theme, "I want to remember this". We had to take a picture that day in natural light. I had hubby take a picture of me on our deck. When I started doing the page journaling all this seriousness just came seeping out of every pore and here is the result.

The journaling reads:

I want to always remember how beautiful this day was as I stood on the deck with the sunlight falling gently on my face and the breeze whispering in the trees. My husband smiled as he took this photo today and our eyes met. The light in his eyes shown through and years of memories swept over me. I rocked my babies here. I saw my mother for the last time here. I've held my husband's hand here on a soft summer night and watched my grandsons play here. The sunrises and the sunsets have been witnessed by me at this very spot. The snow has been shoveled and the icicles have fallen here. God has touched my heart and this place. May I always remember the moments of the past, the delight of the present and the promise of the future. Will you help me remember if I should start to forget?

Here is an interesting fact: A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside. There is a neighbor boy I should take on safari!

I guess all that seriousness just crawled back inside.

Have a good one!

9 comments:

Dawn said...

This layout and your journaling is just wonderful!!! I like all the sides of you....
dewnie

Cheri said...

I really like the contemplative look on your face in the photo...it matches your journaling. That has to be the most sincere, touching journaling I have ever read. Hands down. You are awesome, woman!:)

Chrystal said...

you are so cute. I love your LO and also the comment about the neighbor boy. We have one of those...but he's taller than 4 ft....

Anonymous said...

This LO is just so beautiful and touching. It really inspired me. Thank you for that!
D
AKA echogirl

Desirae said...

Ann this was a wonderful blog and it brought a tear to my eye, and yes I am on my medication...
des

Veevs said...

Just so beautiful Ann!!

OK and I loved the hippo quote lol!!

Ljonezy said...

I have to tell you this lo brought tears to my eyes. I know I cry at the drop of the hat, but it really was so touching. And then to balance it off with the hippo thing. Left me with a smile while I was wiping away my tears.

Heather said...

Ann, you are quite gifted! In so many ways. I hope you will continue to grace us with your wit and razor sharp humor. Love it all.

Jackie said...

Wow...you can be serious...that is great journaling for the picture that you did