Friday, June 22, 2007

Window to My Soul

Back side

Front Side

Well here is my final entry in the ScrapLovers contest.....can't wait to find out the results. We had to choose a quote that represented our outlook on life and also use some liquid medium on our layout creatively. I chose a quote by Evita Peron- “I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.” As soon as I read this quote, it jumped out at me. I do feel that I am a very strong person on the inside which has allowed me to endure hardships, but come out of it positively and not look back. Journaling reads- Like everyone, there have been times in my life where the skies have turned cloudy and gray. In just five short years, I have become a first time mother. I have endured the diagnosis of cancer, treatments, and the realization that I can have no more biological children. I have the task of raising a “special needs” child. I have lost and grieved some very important family members. And I have had to turn my crying child over to the doctors twice for surgery– not an easy task for any mother. Yet through it all, I have stayed positive. Much like the movie, I have been that magnolia with a steel core. It is my inner strength that will carry me through and allow me to continue to have hope and faith as fate will surely throw more crises my way. I will continue to live on a prayer. June 2007


Kelly said...

wow- powerful post, girl- thanks for sharing taht with all of us. Best of luck with the contest!

Linda said...

This is beautiful! Good Luck!

Tricia said...

Amanda this is such a gorgeous LO! I hope you are able to display it at home so both sides are visible! GOOD LUCK!