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Friday, September 6, 2013

I'm Right Here Always

I recently won Jill Sprotts Class - Scrapbooking from the Soul and I'm so excited because journaling is something I've gotten away from over the past few years. This page was really hard for me to do and I shed a few tears when doing the journaling but It feel good getting it down. My Son Derek is going through a hard time right now and it's breaking my heart that I can't fix it :( I just want him to know I'm here for him always.

I Also tied in the BOYS challenge over at Studio Calico and took inspiration from Sasha's layout "Let's be Adventurous", I loved her use of banners :)


Journaling Reads

I miss you. I miss your hugs. I miss your smile. I miss having you around. I miss our Harry Potter Marathons. I miss you being happy. I miss you.

I don't know. I don't know how to connect with you. I don't know how to make you smile anymore. I don't know how to fix the hurt. I don't know how to make it better. I don't know.

I wish. I wish I could my arms around you and take away all the pain. I wish I could see your beautiful smile every day. I wish I knew what would help make you better again. I wish you wouldn't shut me out. I wish.

I love you. I love how gentle you can be. I love your beautiful smile. I love having you around. I love that we both love Harry Potter. I love seeing when you are happy. I love how smart you are. I love your sense of humour. I love you.

I'm here. I'm here when you're happy. I'm here when you're sad. I'm here when you're angry. I'm here for you always, when you need me. I'm here.


Supplies Used:

  • Frame is Dear Lizzy
  • Here & Now Card is Project Life Vintage Travel Core Kit
  • Letter stickers are Basic Grey
  • Wood Veneer and Love stamp are Studio Calico


Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Kim

22 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh Kim this is beautiful. I am sorry you are having such a hard time right now - speaking as mum to 3 teen boys I can honestly say that this will pass. My son is having a hard time too right now - he just split up with his girlfriend of 3 years and I know exactly what you mean about wanting to reach in and take away their pain, but feeling helpless to do so. Stay strong xx

Lynn Murphy said...

Hugs and prayers. What beautiful journaling and hopefully he'll read it one day.

artfulscrapbooking said...

What a wonderful layout! It hard to get that stuff out...you did a great job!! :) Evie

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Oh, Kim. Big hugs to you. It's hard watching our kids go through difficult times, wishing we could just wave a magic wand or something to make it all better. You did a beautiful job getting this down on paper.

Tracy said...

Your journaling is so touching.
I am so hurting for you and your son, it is so hard as a mother to not be able to fix everything.
I sadly can't see your layout though.

Tracy said...

Yes I can see your layout now.
It is a wonderful layout.
All my best to your son. Life gets better, it really does.
Like I told my girls, focus on yourself and your family as those are the people that will be with you forever.

Katherine (sutty) said...

Such a beautiful page.

lil gik said...

What a sincere and honest layout! Sending warm thoughts to you and your family!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh what a beautiful layout!!!

Sarah Webb said...

Lovely and heartfelt! Thanks for sharing!

Dictionary said...

Congrats on your win and [sigh] the teen age can be the most trying for us parents {hugs}. Lovely journaling and page.

Heather Sweet said...

What a heartbreaking and personal layout. Thank you for sharing. I think it's good to scrap about the not so great things in life. Sometimes, it helps us cope, reminds us how grateful we should be for our lives, etc. Sending thoughts to your family.

KellyCreates said...

This is what scrapbooking is all about. I admire your heartfelt and poignant journaling. I think you express what many moms of teens feel....the loss of connection and helplessness in those tender changing relationships. Beautifully done!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Kim - this is a beautiful page. So sorry that things are tough right now. It makes me really appreciate the moments with my eleven year old son.
Because I know things can and will change.
He is lucky to have you for a momma!

brenda said...

fabulous layout and hugs to you! TFS!!

Becky said...

The journaling really makes this layout Kim, it is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is beautiful and so heartfelt! xo

Penny Lane said...

Thanks for your comment! This is really a beautiful and meaningful page.

Sue Althouse said...

Congrats on winning a spot in the class! Your journaling brought a tear to my eye. Our son is 28, and you never stop wanting to take away all the bad in their lives, wanting everything to be wonderful all the time. Just being there and caring is so important!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Kim, this is a fabulous layout. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt journaling. I completely understand what you are going through! I had a very similar time with my son last year, and I despaired that things would ever get better. It WILL happen, though!

Bev said...

sorry to read about sad times.. but great page and wish i too would journal more often.

Jennifer Grace said...

This is such heartfelt journaling and really moving, well done for journaling about something difficult. x