For Scrap Our Stash the October Challenge was to do THAT project. This was the layout I had in mind when I came up with the challenge. This had been a page I had been wanting to do, knowing I needed to do, but not really knowing how to do it. I thought long and hard - made several attempts at the journaling - and then I was finally able to come up with this layout. It is about a special time my sisters and I spent with my dad before his Alzheimers took him from us (not physically). The pictures are not very good - but the most important part was the journaling. I'm not big into journaling - but knew that this was important to capture my memories of that special time.
Do you have a THAT project that you have been putting off? Well maybe you need to take the challenge. Hurry over to Scrap Our Stash (link above) and check out the October Challenge. The challenge ends at 6 PM on October 31st.
LeAnn had her surgery on Tuesday - but once they were inside - they could not find a hole! I believe that we rec'd our miracle. I'm sure some will look at this as a medical error - but anyway you look at it - she has a healthy heart - praise God!
Now she continues to face the blood disorder - and is a long time from delivery - but God is good.
Thanks so much for your prayers - Please continue to pray! Later, Kathy
My 32 year old daughter, mother of my 3 and 4 year old grandkids, is facing some major medical issues, and could really use some prayer. She has experienced what is now finally being diagnosed as mini strokes. Praise God, through a conversation with a Dr. at my son in law's clinic - it was determined that it would be a good idea for her to see a cardiologist and a neurologist. Today, after having a sonogram of her heart - the cardiologist informed her, that she has a hole in her heart - and that her husband insisting that she see a cardiologist, probably saved her life. The good news would be - that this is what is causing the problem and that it can be addressed - but that is not all of it. The battery of blood work that the neurologist ordered, indicated that she has a blood disorder - in which her body is building up antibodies that can cause blood clots, stroke, and miscarriage. She has already suffered two miscarriages over the past 2 years.
This was a draft of a post that I started about about 8 weeks ago. We are now at the point that LeAnn will have heart surgery tomorrow morning. This will lesson the risk of stoke by a small percent - but must be done - despite the fact that she is 14 weeks pregnant. She will remain on the blood thinners throughout the pregnancy - and for at least 6 weeks after the baby is born. She will have to be induced at least 2 weeks early in order to be able to take her off the blood thinners before the birth.
So, like I said, We need a miracle. Please lift LeAnn and her family up in prayer at this difficult time.
Here is my feable attempt at "pagerizing" Joni from Scrap Our Stash. I loved the idea of using the white paint to soften an otherwise busy paper. But didn't feel real successful. This is definately not what I was going for - although when I look at it now, I like it a little bit better than I did when I was working on it. In the future I plan to soften a paper that I have already chosen - trying to find the right paper to soften was crazy! I actually stamped the title - which I don't usually (never) do - but I was so not liking the page that I didn't want to waste any more time on it by cutting a title. Joni's is a great layout - mine is a cheap copy!:D
Do you want to play? The Pagerize This Challenge ends tonight at midnight. Follow the SOS link above - and submit yours.