Sunday, October 24, 2010

22 days

This month's challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to do "that" layout. You know the one that you have been putting off for a while. I knew as soon as I read the challenge, that this would be my layout. I have been putting this one off for three years since my twins were born. They were in the NICU for 22 days and to this day, seeing pictures of them in the NICU with all the wires and tubes, makes me very emotional. I think that it was mommy guilt. You know, when you feel bad about things you can't control. I couldn't do anything to help them get home. I felt bad about leaving my older son to visit the twins, and I felt bad when I had to leave the hospital to go home and take care of my older one. We were very blessed to have two healthy babies, but they were too small to come home! Our hospital said that they had to weigh at least 5 lbs before they could be discharged. I never thought that I would be so happy over an ounce, but every gain made us happy, and every one lost would just be heartbreaking. It was just a very emotional time for me. So I had put this layout off for long enough! I was surprised at how easy I got through this one! Now maybe I can focus on getting some more of their photos in an album.

I hid the journaling on this layout, kinda personal. I used the brackets for the pull tab. I used the LYB Safari line, EK Success slim line punch, and my Cricut for the title. The chipboard accents are from American Crafts. Even though this one was a tough challenge for me, I like how it turned out. Happy crafting!

1 comment:

Ren-Yi said...

Hi Missy - i saw your contribution to the SOS blog. this LO and project still makes me want to tear up. so glad everything turned out well. thanks for your lovely comment, too!