Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!


 I think about you everyday. As I sleep, I always have dreams that I am looking for you.
Every time I hear an Elton John song I think of you, memories of you singing along.
 I miss your laugh and your smile. I know that you are not that faraway and that our separation is only temporary, but some days are still hard. 
I love you and miss you so much.

"So much of me is what I learned from you,
You'll be with me, like a hand print on my heart...
Because I knew you
I have been changed for good"
- from "For Good" from the Broadway musical Wicked -

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Project Life 2013 Week 10

One more week completed! Although, I am still behind. Please excuse my random order of the next few Project Life posts. In this game of catch up I am finding that I am getting stuck on some layouts while others come together quickly. Anyway here is a look at Week 10.

Materials I used this week:

Project Life digital templates
Maggie Collection by Lori Whitlock
Pride and Prejudice pic from internet
Georgia font
Metroscript font

Thursday, March 28, 2013


I have been thinking about this for months now. 

I have tried many times to write about it only  to type and then delete sentence after sentence.

I finally realized that I have been trying to make it more complicated than it needs to be. 
That part of the reason this message is so powerful is because it is so simple.

Pay it FORWARD! Some of you might remember the movie. In the movie, a boy comes up with this idea for his homework assignment. The idea starts with one person. That one person performs acts of service for three different people. Those three people "pay it FORWARD" by performing acts of service for three more people, and so on.

I came to the conclusion a few months ago that for me
 moving FORWARD means paying it FORWARD.

My family has been so blessed. So many people have rallied to support my family members during their battles with cancer. 

How can we ever give back as much as others have given?

The answer is simple: 

Our acts of service don't need to be grand gestures. Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most to those you serve. 

I have been thinking back to my mom's birthday last year when we invited friends, family, and the neighborhood to sing "Happy Birthday" to her. Each person there was there only to sing, but for my mom and for us they were doing much more. I will never forget looking up the street to see dozens of people walking to our house. In that moment we knew that we were not alone. Our small tight knit community of family, friends, and neighbors was there to support us when we needed it the most. 

When it comes down to it when you "pay it FORWARD" no matter how big or small the act of service, you are reminding God's children that they are not alone. That God is mindful of their needs and that there is still a great amount of good in the world. 

For these reasons I will spend the rest of my life doing what I can to 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Project Life 2013: Week 5

Wow! Has it really been over a month since I posted? 

Time flies when you don't know what you are doing.

Here are my Project Life pages for Week 5. Nothing too fancy here. 
At this point I am just trying to catch up on the weeks I have fallen behind.

For Week 5 I used:

Jessica Sprague background from
Project Life Turquoise Kit digital version
Project Life digital templates
Georgia Font
The Maps are screen shots from my iPhone 5.
The picture of the Port of Galveston is from the internet.