The pull tab under the picture leads to the explanation of how the journaling "got away from me and how it didn't fit under the picture, so I put it on the backside of the layout!" The journaling on the back reads:
I have been thinking for quite awhile about what the journaling should be for this scrapbook page. Some how telling you again how proud of you I am or how much fun I am having watching you grow up just isn't enough!
Then yesterday, while taking a ride in the car, I heard your voice from the backseat say, "Mama, I just wrote a song!" When you sang it to us, Dad and I looked at each other, amazed that a 7 1/2 year old could have come up with these lyrics! Your words have so much depth and meaning! If I had been looking through a book of quotes for this layout and had come across your lyrics, I would have chosen to use them here! They say exactly what I want to say to you, my little man! You DO amaze us, each and every day! So here they are, your very own works, back at 'cha kiddo.....
"Follow your passion,
It's something you can't stop.
It's best to follow them,
It's your dream.
Don't stop your dreams in their tracks.
If you don't have dreams, that's OK.
Maybe you'll find them someday."
You amaze us and make us so proud every single day!! We love you so much, James!! Love, Mom and Dad
Picture taken July 2007
Journaling done June 2, 2008