Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Many Blessings

I wanted to share a few pages that I've scrapped tonight. I'm hoping that Shelly and Mary Ann don't mind, but it was so great to think about the great time we had visiting Amanda in the hospital. To view an update on her health, please visit her blog link on the menu bar on the right.

The first page is of the girls visiting Amanda in her room. The girls were so excited to visit with her, even though they weren't too sure how to take their friend being hooked up to monitors and machines. Although Amanda is cheesing it with her smile, she in no way looks like child they were used to playing with. To be honest, these girls have spent so much time together when Shelly was babysitting them, they are probably as close as sisters.

This next picture is of all the kids and their crazy antics. We all rode the train down and back. The kids all loved it. I was able to get some really fun shots of these kids making all sorts of poses and faces. The quote on the layout certainly does say it all..."Beware of the Kids!"

As always, I'm pretty bad with credits, so here goes the old college try:

Layout 1: Template by Andrea Gold, kit by Summertime Designs

Layout 2: Template by ???, kit is the Scrap Orchard April Mega kit.

Remembering this day is bittersweet. We certainly felt pain for our dear friends the Nef's and were so glad to sit and visit with them. On a side note, for those interested, we did see Elder M. Russell Ballard coming out of one of the elevators when we were at the hospital! We had to do a double take to make sure it was him! We did have a lot of fun hanging out, and can't wait to be able to do it with Amanda and the rest of her family when she gets better and can be around other people again.

To end tonight, I have to start counting my blessings. I am overwhelmed by the many things that I have been blessed with. The list grows daily. Tonight in particular, I was reminded as I looked at Nigel fell asleep on the living room floor, how blessed I am to be the mother of my children. Cute kid that he is, he is even cuter while sleeping and his face relaxes in an angelic manner. He has the longest eye lashes I have ever seen and they fan his cheeks beautifully. He won't appreciate that comparison when he is older, but for now, that is how he is. Abbie is maturing and makes me want to enjoy the moments when she still is a little girl. Moments where she wants to snuggle on the couch and let me stoke her arm or hair, those are to be remembered and counted as blessings.

Have you counted your blessings today?

1 Lovely Scribbles to Me:

Terresa said...

Great post. Yep, I'm counting my blessings these past days, too. Our twins had their big Kindergarden performance last night and the tears flowed.

Your Scrapped pages are sweet.

I hope the best for your friend.

We have so much to be thankful for...thanks for the reminder.

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