Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Today, I am sharing Proverbs 22:6. The single greatest joy and hardest thing I have done with my life is to be a parent---I'm hearing ALL of your amens!! My oldest will be graduating high school next year and starting his journey away from our home. While I know he is ready and prepared for what God will set before him, my heart often does not feel ready. I journaled these pages as I reflected on Mother's Day and recent times when I've struggled with my emotions---they day he entered the world seems like only yesterday to me!! I'm startled, at times, to realize it was almost 18 years ago!!! I had first determined to only do the left side page, but as I prayed over the verses and sought my God, my heart and emotion just bubbled over. I added the second page with some stenciling to make it more cohesive. The verse I was concentrating on was Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
To complete my pages, I used a variety of stamps from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps. Specifically, I used: Little One, Common Words 1, Just Be and Note This. Also, I used distress inks, a Tim Holtz stencil and Ranger Archival Black ink.
It's a bit of a risk for me to share the cry of my heart, but the truth lies in the verse and from it, I will not depart--be blessed!