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.
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.