This layout really shows why I scrapbook.My first grand daughter only graced my life for 15 days but has left me with so much love, so many memories, and a renewed sense of what it means to live a courageous life.
Yesterday would have been her 2nd birthday and I kept busy by working out in my yard, tidying things for the coming winter. Working out in nature eased my hurt soul and yet my mind kept wandering to her and what I could do to honor this sweet little girl who entered my life so briefly yet made such a huge impact in it. Her ability to beat the odds stacked against her each and every hour of her life - day after day - taught me that I can certainly overcome any hurdle in my path.
Our new paper pack Olivia seems to do Naomi justice at this time of year. It's swirled patterns with vines and leaves reminds me that life is an endless circle. Plants slow down and fade away to sleep under the snow until it is time for them to return once again in new forms. Although Naomi can never return in her physical form, her precious soul reappears daily to say "Hello Grammy, I'm never far away when you remember me."