In The Pocket
Rushranch, Eastern Oregon
Wx: 35F, mostly sunny
There is so much to be thankful for – the magical month of March brings the beginnings of spring, summer birds return, babies are being born in the cattle fields far and wide. The days are longer and colors change from their faded and tired browns, to hopeful starts of green. Something inside of me awakens – perhaps the part of me that wants to garden, walk in the warmth of the sun, or sit in the shade of a bountiful tree. The hands that punch this laptop keyboard are missing the feel of soil, rich, dark, and cool.
March also brings many changes to my life as a Mother. No matter how old your children become, you are still mother to those adults that make their own choices, their own way in this world. My oldest daughter “A” has moved away as of Feb 25th, back to Alaska. I will see her and my granddaughter less often. It is a good move for them, but a conflicted heart for me. Thank goodness for texting, phone calls, and Skype. My youngest daughter “J” has a CT scan scheduled for March 3rd. She had a chest X-ray two weeks ago, which revealed a nodule in her lung. She has had a persistent cough as well, so I am worried about the results. She smokes. She will be 40 years old this year, so she makes her own choices. I worry. I pray. I am in the midst of an internal storm, at times angry or frightened that cancer may have entered our lives once again. Some things I have no control over – I can’t change the darkness, I can’t change the course of disease. I can’t fix this for J. Perhaps I am overreacting and the CT scan will reveal nothing. Either way, God is good.
Over at Pixelscrapper.com, the theme for this month’s blog hop is “In The Pocket”. The focus is on Journal Cards. If you are not familiar with them, many people use them to record daily, weekly or monthly life. Some print them out and keep them in a binder. Others are involved in the “Project Life” activity, formally documenting family life. First, I have to apologize. I don’t use Journal Cards. Therefore, my designs for them may not be helpful, applicable, or useful. But, I did put together various style hoping that SOMETHING in my downloads would be of use to you, even in general scrapbooking. I placed the journals cards in four separate downloads, so that you would only need to download those items that suited your style. I also have papers and embellishments for you.
Until we meet again, many blessings –