I love the Basic Grey Blitzen Collection! Fuzzy pics again, but oh well. I still like how the page turned out. TFL!
There is journaling on hidden tag behind top pic that says what I was given and what we did that day. The first time I heard this poem, "Before I was a Mom", I couldn't help but get teary eyed, and I still love it. I thought it went perfect with a mother's day page. It reads:
Before I was a mom
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom Ė
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didnít worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom Ė I had never been puked on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom Ė I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests, or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom Ė I never held a sleeping baby just because I didnít want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldnít stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
Before I was a Mom Ė I didnít know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didnít know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didnít know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didnít know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom Ė I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didnít know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
~ Author unknown
pp: Basic Grey, Blitzen Collection
ribbon and rik rak: SEI, holiday hoopla and fruit stand
flowers: HOTP, embelishabilities; random silk flowers
button & brads: HOTP embelishabilities
letter stickers: Basic Grey Blitzen Collection
Tim Holtz distress ink, vintage photo
pen: Pentel, milky gel roller