Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hi there!

We had such a wonderful weekend. Busy, but great. I have a few seconds and thought to post quickly. This weekend was also a MAYOR purging of the sacred scrapbookroom. SO cool. I literaly took everything out and packed it back again. Now I am organised and ready to go. I want to take some pictures of my room tomorrow in the morning light and I will make a little snugmug album about it. Love snugmug. It's also MAIL DAY... so all of you who have raks coming... everything is in the mail! So watch out for the postman! YAY! (I did felt a little like father christmas) This page is featured in the CK of March and I wanted to share it here and post the journaling too. I hope you enjoy it.

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Patterned Paper, Tags and transparency cut-outs: MME (Bohemia) Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp Pen: Muji gel roller. Rhinestones: Basic Gray (big pink one) and Making Memories. Other: Acrylic paint, transparency, craft paper, string.

Journaling reads:

Dear Girls
Becoming “mom” sure is one of my highest achievements. Being your mom is the greatest blessing on earth. Apart from the great reward there is in raising the three of you, there is also a huge responsibility. Seeing you become such delightful girls leaves me with absolutely no regrets. I do not regret the way your dad and I are training you, for I see a great many fruit in your lives and with that abundant joy. I don’t regret waiting for the right man… and I don’t regret working through the tough times with your dad for I know that great marriages make great parents. I don’t regret being a strict mom… I know at the moment you need the strength of leadership rather than friendship – which will come later on. Dad and I have an ultimate goal in raising you: to be great friends when you are all grown up. I don’t regret instilling morality into your hearts over and over again. How many times have we said: be kind to one another and look out for one another. Teaching you big words like “integrity” and what it means even if you are only four or five years old. But I know in doing it your behavior will follow. I have no remorse to teach you that what you do not desire, do not put before others. That we are all important because God loves us all equally. I am thankful for the moral compass that God has placed in our hearts for I know that to teach you virtue ONE example {ME} is more important than a thousand lectures. I know that allowing you to grow into your new and ever expanding world in an orderly fashion really enhances learning and minimize the need for correction. Being your mom means I lavish you with praise after a job well done and I continually tell you that you are the best and most beautiful because I know that verbal affirmation is never unnecessary. I thank God that He has taught us that wise parenting is far better than power parenting. I have no regrets. I love being your mom. I have no regrets, but I do have some promises. I promise that I will be the best mom to you that I can be. I promise to love and care for you as long as there is life within me. I promise to train you up to be well balanced young ladies. I know that I cannot do it in my own strength but through God who strengthens me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in His sufficiency. I promise to pray for you. That you will love God and walk with Him everyday. God promise to be there for you. He promise to be your strength, your personal bravery, and your invincible army; He will make your feet like hinds' feet and will make you to walk, not to stand still in terror, but to walk and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble, suffering, or responsibility! I promise to be an excellent example to you of how to be a good wife and mother and friend. I will be there fro you no matter what is going on in your life. I will not judge, criticize or gossip about you. I love you. If you are good I love you and if you are naughty I love you. It’s your WHO and not your Do that is important to me. I will teach you to be fascinating women, who are full of spunk and not ashamed of who they are. I promise to teach you to love yourself and think yourself beautiful. I will apologize when I am wrong and I will continue to remind you how important you are to me. I love being your mom. I love this growth in me becoming it more and more. You are my heart. My life. My greatest achievement ever.

Love you


happydays525 said...

I love this layout Wilna...loved seeing it in CK too but couldn't read the journaling there, so glad that you took the time to share it here! Very beautiful!

Melissa S. said...

Wilna, Thank you for sharing this. I hope it is ok if I shared this on my blog directing those reading it to your blog. I think it is a wonderful example of how women can share their heart with their children. Your daughters will cherish this....and you are a wonderful example.

Sara said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! Absolutely amazing and beautiful journaling. I am truly inspired to finish the letter to my son I began when he was first born. Again, thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

longnecklady said...

As I have three girls I thinkof them sleeping right now. How we are constantly doing even if we are just sitting together. But there's something about night when they are asleep that you look at them and are amazed and are able to stop and be still at look at who they really are. I am proud to be a mom too!



Staci said...

Wilna, your journaling is alway so beautiful, I need to work on my journaling!! Love the layout...just beautiful...and I will start stalking the mailman!!

me..... said...

Hi my friend. Love the journaling. Have a great day

serendscrappity said...

This journalling is amazing and so inspiring. I have added your blog to mine but have not yet finished a tag. How do you plan your journalling or do you just let it flow? Also do you write in pencil first?

Dale Anne said...

THANK YOU so much for allowing us to read your journaling on that layout....I had seen it in CK and wished I had a magnify glass to read...LOL!

Liz Ness said...

Beautiful, Wilna! I loved it when I saw it in the magazine, but did wonder what it said. It is so AWESOME...your daughters will cherish this very much, I think!

Jenny said...

That is beautiful, heart-felt journalling, Wilna

Sophia said...

This has always been one of my fav it Wilna.

Kimberly White said...

I loved finding this in my March CK - thanks for sharing your words -- you inspire me to be a better mama to my little man. Wisdom is what I seek from the Lord! Kim