Sunday, March 1, 2009

~Hardest LO I have even done~

I am known for doing the tough Lo's.
The heartfelt, the nitty gritty, the deep thought LO's.
But I can truly say this is the most difficult LO I have ever done.
I went to bed 2 nights now crying and begging God to please let me keep my children,
telling Him I could not bear what this family has endured and please give them strength.
I did not feel a release when I was done, I only felt sorrow and heartbreak.
I pray I did Ellie and their family justice.
I so admire Niki and her strength.


On another note, this is what I woke up to this morning.
This is my step down porch, the kids are thrilled

Have a beautiful, peaceful, strong Sunday
~Pinky~

20 comments:

PATTY said...

This is such a beautiful and awesome layout. Just blewn me away.

Amy said...

That is a beautiful Layout

SNOW - yuck!!! Hope the kids have fun in it before it melts!!!

Georgina said...

what a gorgeous Lo Cristal.. just beautiful!! =(

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Pinky, that is so beautiful girl.
xOxO

Michelle said...

Pinky,
What a Fabulous Layout! I am sure she is smileing down at your wonderful work!
Wish we would get some of your snow!

Living & Creating in the Sweet VA Breeze said...

so beautiful, Pinky. And touching.
Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. Your care and understanding means a great deal.
You are such a talented artist, and you inspire me! I love how you used the pearls as a border - that really adds to the layout.

AbbieTorroll said...

aww Cristal that page is GORGEOUS and so heart touching! What a sweet sweet sentiment!! wow, makes me all teary..

Michelle Ramsay said...

Oh, Pinky what a stunning layout. It brought tears to my eyes. I can't begin to imagine what Nikki and her family are still going through.

Snow - oh wow - enjoy.

Tona said...

What a beautiful layout. The poem gave me chills and made me tear up. Everything about the layout is fantastic.

{raisingAlexis} said...

awesome, just awesome!

Suzy said...

That is absolutely beautiful! YOu amaze me with each new heartfelt layout you do!

I am so ready for Spring!!!!!

Sondra said...

Very reverent lo. I will borrow it when we design our books for neo-natal hospice babies. The NICU nurses use the butterfly as a symbol to all hospital staff that this baby is not going to make it so that the family is not aproached the same way.

TraceyT said...

OMG...that page is absolute perfection. You are such a wonderful person for doing this. What a treasure for this family.

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

POWEFUL layout! You just can't help but stare! Great job!

Egad ... you got oodles of snow too! Bet the boys had a blast!

Karen said...

Cristal - you did an amazing job on this LO! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this for our group. I've been reduced to tears reading this post and seeing this LO. I too thank God every day for my kids and pray that nothing ever happens to them as well. Again, thank you for taking on the task of completing this LO - You Rock!

scrappin_mom3 said...

I'm speechless Cristal!! There aren't words that describe how amazing this LO is! It may have been the hardest you've ever done, but I think it's really the most beautiful and that's saying a lot when I think all your work is beautiful!

TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful...I cried, of course from your words...they morror my own thoughts; for Nikki and Pat...may God give them all strength and peace.

connie said...

Pinky this is a BEAUTIFUL LO! I feel the same as you, as my granddaughter is the same age as Ellie and started Kindergarden this year also. Every day since Ellie was diagnoised I look at her and CANNOT IMAGINE how Niki and Pat could face each day and see their beautiful daughter go through what she did. I cried many nights and prayed for Ellie, Niki and Pat. Niki's faith and journaling has made me a stronger person and I know GOD will get them through this tough life without their angel.

Jens Place in Space said...

That is the most beautiful touching layout I have ever seen.

A Graywolfe said...

What a touching layout. You are a definite insperation to create a layout of my little angel. I have not had the courage to do so. But sometimes we need to do something to help us remember. Thank you for sharing.