Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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,