Week 2 Round robin - I had the pleasure of lifting Dollscrap's The Bride which can be found here: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/13236/view/3787207/-1.html. The flowers I got last year from a flower swap, but I forgot who made them, sorry. The fall kit was from tcletoaddison/Toni. Inside the matchbook, I have hidden journaling. As many of you know, on Halloween night, I took my daughter to the hospital for suicidal ideation and depression. She had asked to go. I had no idea. The weekend before she ran away and was gone for 2 days. She was in the hospital that night and then transferred to another facility for 7 days. After seeing Jeannie's lo, it was so beautiful, I thought maybe I could do a heritage photo as well when I came upon this one of me when I was 17, a senior in high school. Fall of 1978, I'm sitting on my favorite tree in one of my favorite parks. Staring at that picture made me think how much things change all around us. I went to that park this summer and the tree was gone. But I look at myself in that pic and I look the same 35 years later, just a few more wrinkles and a few gray hairs. Time for a change, a new hair style. It's fall, the leaves are changing colors, the seasons are changing. I was a teenager, facing my own demons back then. My mother had died, I had been abused by a family friend. It changed me. My daughter lost her father, but she was never abused. What changed that she wanted to die? I've been in so much pain from my back problems, have I neglected to see my daughter's pain? Those two weeks were the worst in my entire life. She came home and is doing much better. I'm doing a lot better.
Hidden journaling reads: Change - Often times the changes going on around us are inevitable. Sometimes they are for the good and many times not so good. The choices we make on how we deal with life can change us forever. Changes shape our lives. Sitting on that tree 35 years ago, knowing what I know today, what changes would I make in my life?