Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rough Night and Some Happier Thoughts


I should have known. I've been feeling relatively at peace lately. But that was not the case last night. Hit me like a ton of bricks. All the feelings, all the worry, all the grief. I keep a personal journal in addition to my blog and my scrapbooking. In it I record more of my deeper feelings. I'm trying to write my way through my feelings. It helps a little. It was shocking, however, to go back and read through my brother's deterioration and realize what had been happening all along. I still can't wrap my mind around it. My throat is sore this morning from the crying. I'm glad we have a long holiday weekend. I want to spend it with the kids doing holiday things and just resting. I have work today and some tomorrow and then I'm going to step back for just a bit. Last night totally caught me off guard.


In the spirt of work and trying so hard to push forward, I wanted to share a layout and a card with Crystal Wilkerson's beautiful Echo Park line "Little Boy." Crystal knows just the right color combination. I love the patterns and colors in this line. And I truly enjoyed using her beautiful products. Thank you, Crystal!


You can find the line to purchase here at 2Peas:


And here is the card. I paper pieced (remember how to do that?) a little boat to make this card:


And now I am off to try and work through the day. I really want and need the distraction!

4 comments:

  1. BIG hugs coming your way Jen. I'm really sorry you had such a rough night, but maybe that good long cry was just what you needed. Working through the grief always helps from my experience. I hope writing in your journal helped and I'll pray that the happy memories will take place of the sad ones soon for you. :)
    - April W

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  2. ((HUGS)) to you Jen. Grief is like a roller coaster and I know you know that. Be gentle with yourself at the low points. Wishing you peace during this Thanksgiving weekend. ((HUG))

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  3. I second the "be gentle with yourself" comment. You need to be ok with the fact that didn't know then what you do know now. Take care of YOU. God bless.

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  4. Jen, hope you have a better night tonight. I hope your journaling helped you sort out your thoughts. As you well know, grief and the loss of a loved one never follow a straight or even path. And that loved one is never truly gone forever, you will see your son and brother again in time. I just hope the happy memories are on your mind more than the sad ones. ((Hugs))

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