Wednesday, May 08, 2013

one lucky mom…

{Earlier this week I was working away on a layout to share on the Lily Bee blog.  I had been perusing facebook earlier in the day and noticed a post by a friend, saying that she would be delivering her 6th baby sometime that day.  I was excited for her.  I worked away and completed my layout, wrote up a blog post to share on the lily bee blog, and started preparing dinner.  It was then that I thought again about Katrina, and came back down to my computer to peek in and see if she had shared photos of her new baby yet.  Imagine my shock and horror when I found her facebook page and started reading notes of condolences from her family and friends.  My first thought was that the baby hadn’t made it.  Heart-breaking.  It took me several minutes to grasp the fact that the baby was fine…but Katrina, my friend, had passed away shortly after the baby was delivered.  My heart broke in two.  Such a sad, sad, sad thing to happen.  I can’t even begin to imagine what this would be like for her husband and her six children.  And following along on her facebook page, I can see that she had more friends than anyone I know…seriously, she was that way – no matter how many friends she had, she made each of them feel loved and important.  If nothing else, it’s a huge reminder of what’s important (and what’s not)…living your life in a way that so many people would be impacted when you are gone, full of love and friendship and happiness, those are the most important things.  And, just like Katrina, I feel so blessed to have my sweet little family and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a mom to my children.  It breaks my heart that she won’t have the opportunity to finish raising her children here on earth, but I am so grateful to be reminded again of the plan of salvation – knowing that our families can be forever, not just in this life, but truly for eternity…I can’t imagine not believing we’ll see our loved ones again…}

I am glad that I had spent that day reflecting on how much I love being a mother, and creating a scrapbook layout based on this idea.  Here’s a look at the layout I completed earlier this week:


And some of the details:wendysue_lucky_mom_detail1wendysue_lucky_mom_detail2wendysue_lucky_mom_detail3wendysue_lucky_mom_detail4

My layout was based on a sketch I created earlier this month:lilybee_sketch_for_May7_bw

Some of my fellow Lily Bee Design Team Members also created layouts based on this sketch – you can see them HERE.

If you like this sketch and want a chance to win some Lily Bee products, go HERE to see how you can play along and be entered to win something fun!! :)

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  1. Oh wow, Wendy!!! I am so so sorry to hear about your friend. My heart breaks for you and the rest of her friends, family and husband and kids.

    I spotted your page earlier on LB's blog.. it is beautiful!!!

  2. My prayers go out to your friend's family at this bittersweet time. Your layout is gorgeous and your journaling says it all. ((hugs!))

  3. I heard about her on the news. So so sad. We just never know. But I'm so glad I share your same knowledge. Don't know how I'd cope with trials without it. I LOVE your layout. Thanks for sharing it, and your thoughts.

  4. haha I love the smiling faces in the sketch. Great layout Wendy!