Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Papin, Papin...


I got married about 2 1/2 years ago and I still remember clearly the entire day. I once had a friend tell me that it all passed by too quickly, so he suggested to absorb EVERYTHING so that I would not forget. When he told me that I remember thinking, "He doesn't know what he is talking about!" , but he was right!! I am so glad I listened to him... I am able to remember details that might not be important for anybody else, but me... and I love it! :)

Well, all that time has gone by and my wedding pictures are STILL sitting in my computer waiting to be scrapped. I do not have a decent wedding album, nor the time to make it... :( So, when I saw this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, I immediately envisioned a layout I wanted to create ( not for my album, but for my Daddy!)
Before I show you the layout, let me tell you a bit about my relationship with my father. He has always been a wonderful provider and caregiver. When I hit the teenage years I had all sorts of rebellion issues and he endured them. When I turned 21 I got married in pure disobedience and my father told me the following words: "I just resent the fact that you did not let me walk you down the aisle..." As you can imagine, I was CRUSHED!! I could not believe that I had done that to my father...

Well, the years passed ( 2 to be exact) and I ended up divorcing the man I was married to. I then met my current husband and knew he was the man I would spend the rest of my life with. Freddy actually asked to speak to my dad or my brother before he even was willing to DATE me, so I knew my dad would approve. One year after that, on 7-7-07 I was with my father sitting right in front of the church waiting together, and I felt redeemed...


I am still missing the journaling on this page, but I absolutely love it. I want to give it to my dad so that he would know how much I appreciate everything he has done for me and how I am thrilled that he walked me to the man I truly love! :) I guess it is a bit like the prodigal son, who came back and his father reinstated him into the family with a feast... The same way, my dad was willing to (in spite of my original disobedience) walk me to my husband-to-be... What a great picture of the Lord and His faithfulness!! Praise you Jesus!

Here are some more pictures of the layout..


Thanks for looking!

Love in Christ,

Nana

6 comments:

Audra said...

I love everything about this LO... it's sooo gorgeous... beautiful pics too!!

Axes DesigNs said...

I love your LO.. the colors everything is so romantic.. you should pase it into a canvas or a shadow box.. if you plan to give it to your dad.. it is so beautiful..

Nana said...

Thanks ladies for those comments! :) Axes, that it what I was thinking... I think the shadowbox idea works better.... Thanks for the advice. :)

Beth said...

Great story and fab layout!!!

Damaris said...

Geez Nana, you had me crying like a huevo head here. What a beautiful post. I rejoice in the knowledge that although we may not make the wisest decisions at all times, we have dad's that love us unconditionally. What a blessing. I LOVE YOUR LO. I would do duplicates...one for daddy and one for me!!! CUZ I ROLL LIKE THAT..LOL
HUGS!!!
Me

Ady said...

Your layout is beautiful and not to mention that you look gorgeous in those photos. As far as the journaling it's done. Take it from this post because your words are beautiful.

 

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