Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Wednesday again so to Julia's we all sneak...or spring, depending on what else you are meant to be doing and how guilty you feel about indulging in peeking through other peoples desks.

Last week I did a couple of layouts that were difficult for me. They tell a difficult story, the pictures didn't necessarily match the paper choice but I wanted those papers so I tried to make them work.

Wish for life

wish for one day at a time
journalling reads: Only 1 week after the Sipap incident where you had a seizure we were back in Childrens ward.
We thought it was apnoea but after 24hr EEG they confirmed seizure activity.
Terrifying, horrifying seeing you deal with that many and not be able to touch or comfort you.
But at least now we could medicate.

I like the result. I like the fact that I finished the layouts. I like that part of her story has been told and I can move on to more cheery cheeky parts of her this morning when I was changing her nappy. I lifted her legs only for her to blow....unceremoniously....and then laugh at me as if she intended the vile event all along whilst waiting for me to comply.

Most weeks in our house there are tears of sadness at some point, but they are far far outweighed by the belly laughs that she inspires on a daily basis. Those are the pages that I can't wait to get started on...


Annie said...

Beautiful LOs Caroline.
Keep focussing on all those good times.
Sending you big hugs,
A x # 62

Lindsay Weirich said...

you brave woman. I had to click on the page to read the journaling, how scary for a little one to have sasures and there is nothing "mom" can do. Take care and you are in my thoughts Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #95

Marit said...

Awe, yes, the painful memories and stories need to be told too. I'm glad you share a more uplifting story in this blogpost too. Cherish all the moments - I hope the nice and happy ones will be many! Happy woyww, Marit #101

Alison said...

So glad you have the good times to scrap too...well done on getting these two not-so-good ones done
Alison xx

Twiglet said...

Bless her - such a gorgeous little poppet. I am sure you treasure every day - good or bad. Hugs. x Jo

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing these moments with us all, So pleased you've managed to document them!

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Anonymous said...

Caroline, I'm glad you were able to get the story down, as difficult as it must have been, and that you used the papers you wanted to use. Sorry to hear about the diaper-changing experience -- as much as I miss the baby days in some ways, I don't miss things like that. lol Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me. ~ Laura # 115

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Caroline, I can only imagine how hard it must have been for you to scrap this painful memory...but you've done it beautifully.. Wishing you days filled with sunshine and laughter... Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me too ..Gill x

Belinda said...

Thank you for sharing such a personal layout. I have been meaning to tackle some of my own but sadness overwhelms me and I put if off.

Thanks for stopping by my site today.

I hope your little one continues to bring you blessings.

Belinda (109)

Ria Gall said...

How beautiful and how touching, the pages are so special and tell the story as your family have lived it.
I pray for brighter days ahead of you and many laughs and even tears of joy along the way.
Your family are blessed to have this dear little one with you sending love and hugs
Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW
Ria #44

Regina Hamilton said...

Thanks for sharing your family's story. You and your little one will be in my prayers. #110

Daniella said...

I'm glad you were able to finish such meaningful work. I hope things are better now!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Actually, I think the plain blue background is the perfect foil for the photos and the amazing story... You are a brave lady..I look forward to hearing about your happier times too :)
Hugs LLJ 45 xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Goodness she looks like a weeny early baby! So glad that she is home and giving you fun stuff too. Lindsay at The Frugal Crafter did a recent tutorial with making your own Glimmer Mist type things.

Sue said...

It is wonderful to tell this part of the story as it is the basis for what follows. Wishing you well!

Angela Coles said...

well done on being able to scrap that hard part of the story. Bless you