I have been multi-tasking my classes lately. One of them is the Ali Edwards class at BPS called Yesterday and Today. I have been so inspired by the class and am (for the most part) actually keeping up to date on the layout assignments. Well, she didn't take it easy on us. In week 4, she asked us to do a layout about a challenge in our life, because those are what makes who we are along with the good stuff.
I struggled with this one... I knew in the back of my head it's been almost two years since the foster kids left us and I still hadn't scrapped a single picture of them. They were all still hiding on my hard drive, waiting to tell their story. So I finally buckled down with this challenge and got up a couple Saturdays ago, sat at my computer, and started typing. Before I knew it, the words were flowing, and so were my tears. It was very difficult to get through, but quite therapeutic in the end.
So to go along with my blog class, Shimelle talked yesterday about posting layouts that maybe you don't want too much info out on. And of course, for legal purposes, I can't post photos or their names. So here is the edited result of my layout...
If you click on the image, it will enlarge it and you can read the journaling. It's rather lengthy, but once I got started, I couldn't stop! There was a lot more to tell in this story then I thought there was.
I am really glad I did this layout. Hopefully it'll help me bring a little closure to that chapter in my life.