26 February 2011

Self Portrait

Truly Blessed

Since my move, I've been running across pictures I forgot I even had. This is a picture of my sister that I took of her last fall. I'm truly blessed to have such a great sister in my life.

I'll be making a tutorial soon for the ruffly flower at the bottom. Until then, thanks for dropping by and come back again soon!

Family Ties

My sister Cheryl and I haven't always seen eye to eye. We spent part of our adult years not speaking and acting anything but adult. It took a while for us to mend fences, but I'm so glad we finally did. We are really close now and I know I will never take her for granted again. I appreciate our Family Ties!


Chorus to "Cut" by Plumb

I do not want to be afraid
I do not want to die inside just to breathe in
I'm tired of feeling so low
Relief exists..I find it when I am Cut....

This song played on an episode of Vampire Diaries a while ago. My daughter Brittany recently played it for me.
I was nearly brought to tears as I listened...not because of the incredibly powerful lyrics or the haunting piano,....but by the memories that suddenly came flooding back of a young girl, fifteen, who sat in her bedroom with a paring knife and slit her wrists.
At age 15, she had no idea how many people loved her. She had no idea how wonderful being a Mom would be. She had no idea what falling in love felt like. She had no idea of the potential she possessed. She had no idea that she was worthwhile or that someday she would be needed.
She also had no idea that someday she would be a scrapbooker and have the ability to reach so many people through her craft.
She knows now.....
If you , or someone you love is a victim of self hurt, there is help.
You are not alone.