Challenge #4, Document your Hopes. Whether it is for you or for someone else.
That is the topic for the next Challenge at PEN PALS.
Sounds easy enough. I was really happy that this was the topic of the challenge.
I have been doing a lot of soul searching and thinking since Aleida's death, thinking I need to be sure I have pages with thoughts for the future for Bella. I think it will be interesting to look back at them in 10 to 20 years and see what we were wishing compared to how things turn out.
I chose to do mine on My hope for Bella.
I used the World Traveler paper by Heidi Swapp. (isn't it gorgeous?) I love the deep earth tones. I made the little mini book out of cardboard with Making Memories hinges holding it in place.
The journaling is as follows:
There are so many things that I hope for your future. You are such a smart, caring and beautiful girl. You have a beautiful heart so full of love. I hope you always stay true to yourself. Pursue your passions and live your life to the fullest. I hope you apply your self and get the most from your education. We will always sacrifice to make sure you have the best education we can get you.
I hope you find a man someday as wonderful as your father to be your husband. NEVER settle for any one that does not cherish you and treat you like your father treats me. Make sure he is also your best friend. Forever is a long time when you are unhappy. I hope for you struggles that will make you strong. Unselfishness and happiness but most of all I hope that you know just how loved you are, and that I am so very proud to have you as my daughter.
There is still time if you would like to participate in this times challenge.We have alot of fun over there so come on and join in.
I also would like to wish my mom a very happy birthday today. She doesn't read my blog because well, she has enough trouble turning on the tv and getting her cable on the right channel. We won't venture on with computers. But, I know my family reads my blog and this will remind them that today is her birthday and when they call to tell her happy birthday, Be sure and mention you saw it on my blog :)
I love this picture is that not the cutest thing ever!!
I would also like to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers for Aleida's family. They are going through a horrible time right now as well as her friends. It has been a major shock. She was such a funny and loved person. It seems so unfair for her to be taken away the way she was.
Greta is continuing the donations for making her blog into hardbound books for her husband and children. All the money that is left over will be given to them to do as they see fit. For more information click HERE. No amount is too small to donate. This is going to be a beautiful gift that they can add to the numerous scrapbooks that she left behind for them. I sure am going to miss that lady. I know there are a flood of others that will as well.
I just received the SCRAPBOOKING.COM newsletter in my inbox. I have an article in there.
Click HERE to have a peek at it and be sure to sign up to receive the newsletter every month. It is FULL of awesome ideas!
I need to go get busy. I have a lot of scrappin to catch up on.
Hope you have a wonderful day.