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Friday, May 16, 2008

Out of bad comes a little good?

Well, these past couple weeks have been a struggle. Trying desperately to compile everything I can for memorial scrapbooks for the two families of Gale and John. This has been SO MUCH harder than I would have thought! I've created well over 150 albums for people all over the world, some with pictures- some with only themes for me to work by. This time, it's so much different. I've never lost a family member... or someone close to me yet. Working with pictures, and stories relating to these two lives cut SO SHORT has been heart breaking. The thing that is helping me the most is knowing that the children will have these to look through as they grow up. One is only 5 years old. Do you have memories of your life at 5? I sure don't. Will she remember her father, and all the wonderful things he did for her, for his family, for his community? Well, hopefully with this album- it will help her to remember, and to know what a great man and great friend he was to our family and to the Fire Department and that is a "good thing". So I'm blessed in a way to get to create these. It's stressful, I want them to be perfect... so wish me luck.

1 comment:

Camille said...

Good luck Melissa! I completely know what you're going through. I'm getting ready to make an album for my baby, and I can't help but feel like I won't be able to do it justice. It's so much harder to scrapbook something that's close to your heart.