Monday, August 2, 2010

For What They Are

When I first began scrapbooking (12 years ago), I began looking for inspiration and ideas in magazines and books.  I have always been the kind of person who needed to follow a plan (bet you hadn't figured that out).  A few years into my love of scrapbooking I came across a magazine/book called Scrapbooking Life's Little Treaures by Rebecca Sower.  I bought it, read through it, read all of the journaling on each scrapbook page, scraplifted quite a few layouts, and fell in love with Rebecca and her family.  I also purchased her next book Scrapbooking Life's Little Moments.

When I became a stay at home mom, I discovered the world of blogging and wondered if Rebecca had a blog of her own.  I began searching and found her wonderful little corner in Blog World.  One day, I left a comment and was completely blown away when Rebecca emailed me in thanks for the comment I had left (I called my aunt, who is another Rebecca Sower fan, because I had to tell someone!)! 

On Friday, Rebecca Sower had a beautiful post on her blog picturing some things that she loves for what they are (Rebecca has a knack for making anything beautiful in a picture!).  At the end of her post, she challenged her readers to try doing a post in the same way- showing pictures and saying why these things/people are loved for what they are.

I love these for what they are...

...my sister's bouquet from her wedding.  She waited for God to bring the right man for her.  He did.

...my beautiful gift from God.  Some gifts are given to enjoy and some are given to educate.  She was given for both.  I am learning a lot about myself, my expectations as a parent, teamwork with Brian, and we enjoy her to pieces (she is doing my hair...can't you tell?).  Addie, I love you for what you are... my gift.

...a very involved husband and father.  You are a true man.  You carry around a bright pink Barbie Princess backpack for us (me and Addie).  You let Addie put bows/headbands in your hair.  You let her pretend that you are her baby while she coves you up in blankets.  You keep her entertained during the service at church. Thank you.

...dresses that my grandmother made for me when I was a little girl that I am now able to pass down to my own daughter.  Dresses that Grandma Adelaida (aka. Little Grandma- you call her Cute Mwa-Mwa) made, never knowing that she would have a great granddaughter named after her who would wear these same dresses.


...time spent together doing what we do best.  Being a famly. Building memories. Laughing. Sharing. 
These are only a few of the things that I love for what they are.

On a completely different note... there is a girl named Tiffany who is in need of prayer this week (I know that she follows a lot of the same blogs I follow...some of you may even follow hers).  On Friday her mother who had been battling cancer for some time went home to be with the Lord.  Tiffany just graduated from high school and is looking forward to college in the fall. Please pray for her and her family.  Although she knows that her mother is with the Lord because of her own personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that does not take away the ache of missing your mother, someone who can never be replaced and is always loved for who they are.

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