Saturday, August 13, 2011

Add To The Story Challenge.

Warning: my page this challenge deals with loss and miscarriage. I know lots of people only scrap the good things. But I'm not like that. Sometimes the misfortunes of our lives must be recorded. And this is one of the times for me.

Here's the next Shimelle challenge. Click this link to find out the details.

This challenge was an easy/hard one for me. The page came together easy. But the journaling under the flap was very hard. I wanted it private., so that's why the gray flower paper was used to make a hidden spot for my thoughts. I suffered a miscarriage at 11.5 weeks this past April. We saw the heartbeat a few times before that. I thought we were in the clear. I was wrong. I have some pages that I did before the miscarriage. But I don't want to do a whole page on the loss. So this 6x12 page, with the hidden journaling was a good solution. This one will go before those other pages. Just so things stay clear to people looking in the album in the future.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper & Thickers - American Crafts; Ribbon - Michaels

Now any children we may have in the future can see why there aren't any photos of this baby growing up. They can read about the hurt, but also my desire to remember a life that was lost way to soon.


Fay aka Beautifullily said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, miscarriage is a terrible event and I share your sorrow.

This challenge was obviously a good opportunity for you to update a previously captured story.

Monica said...

I´m truely sorry for your loss.

Reading what you said about it makes me think that I probabmy has som page somewhere that could need a little more.

Sarah said...

Awww, huge (((((hugs))))) from someone who's been there before, so I have an idea of what you're going through. You are so brave to do this page and to share what you have. I have never recorded my loss and now you're making me wonder if I ought to because it was/is a huge part of our lives.

This looks so gorgeous and I'm sure will be something you cherish forever xx

Cynthia said...

So sorry about your loss. I really love your idea of hiding your thoughts under the beautiful flower. Thank you for sharing that with all of us.

Kim Strother said...

I'm truly sorry to hear of your miscarriage. I had 2 (maybe a thrid) miscarrigae between my 2 children, that's why they are 7 years apart. About 2 years ago I did a page about mt miscarriage and it is one of my favorite all time pages. Becasue they are no photos for this type of page I just wrote from my heart, and as you said, I did it so my children will know that have family in heaven. I did it so we will all remember becasue thoes babies are my children too! I hope this layout brings some healing to you! Thank you for sharing!