Monday, May 28, 2012

Shades of Gray

Since Emma at Creative Time for Me is having a Scrappy Monday Challenge I thought I would join in.
I decided today i was going to scrap something for someone who means the world to me and this would have alot of meaning to her... My daughter Lindsay.

She dated Jason for over 4 years, all through high school and then graduation. She started noticing a change in him that wasn't a good one and I think when she was taking classes at IU he fell into the wrong crowd. He started doing drugs and she tried to help him get off them but she realized she wasn't going to be able to do that and decided they needed to break up. My daughter was always the perfect child to me. She never got in any trouble in school, always checked in with me when she went somewhere and we spent alot of time together. She never ever disappointed me and her decision to walk away from a relationship with someone who she cared so much about showed how mature beyond her years she was.

She stayed in contact with him alot and I know they both still loved each other very much. I remember the day like it was yesterday...she worked for me at my business and she got a phone call from her friend Cassie who was also Jason's sister. He had died. My daughter was so disbelieving of this news and even though it has been years I am crying as I write this. I cannot forgive myself because I chose for my own selfish reasons not to go to his funeral. I was thinking about how it was going to make me feel. I knew that I would not be able to take my daughter breaking down. I am weak when it comes to her and anything that hurts her.

Although she was in another relationship she was very distraught. To this day I know she has never forgotten about him. So this is just a little something I can do for her. I know the colors in the picture don't really go with what I used on this layout but it was all behind the meaning I was going for. This paper with all the sayings on it is from Quick Quotes and I felt all the sayings really went with what I feel and she feels is that life is too short. I used grays for two reasons. It seems to be the color my daughter is drawn too. We go shopping I find all kinds of colorful things that she would look beautiful wearing and she picks something gray. Also that the gray and black symbolizes her mourning. That is why I chose this title. I used My Creative Time for Me set "Encouraging Quotes" which was so fitting for this layout. I'm not much on layouts because I just don't seem to be able to do them and make them look good!!

Here is some pics of them on Prom which is what I used on the layout as well was a prom photo.


This one is just a pic of Jason I had

Here is a pic of my beautiful Daughter today...


jessica said...

OMG Deb~ You had tears in my eyes. How sad for your daughter but what a beautiful page to remember Jason by. I am sure this will forever hold a place in her heart! Thanks for sharing the story behind this layout.

jennyplace2 said...

Oh Debby you should of been a writer, what a sad sad story, it also made me cry. I know your daughter will love it, it is just so beautiful and filled with so much love! Your daughter is just so stunning, you must be proud. Also thank you for the package and the extra goodies. Have to watch some video and figure out how to use the tin. Take care my friend sending both you and your daughter a big cyber hug.

missstamper said...

My teen daughter lost a special young man in her life a little over a year ago. My heart broke for her, and like you, I am in tears even thinking about the pain she went through. As a parent it is so hard to see your child suffer. Thank you for sharing the story behind your layout.

Cassandra said...

Wow..what a story. I'm sure this will mean a lot to her. And the stamp you chose fits perfectly. Nicely done. Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge :)

~ Cassandra

liz at liz's paper loft said...

beautiful layout, thank you for sharing their story. thanks for playing with us at My Creative Time's Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge!

Kim H said...

Debbie ~ WOW! I am so sorry for your daughter, his family and your families loss! She made the right decision to walk away, as sad and horrible as it sounds. She was SMART and BRAVE! I think the layout is BEAUTIFUL, the title is PERFECT and the meaning is bringing me to tears! I LOVE the last picture as well ~ she is GORGEOUS and look at her colorful top! Thank you for sharing! May he and you ALL be at peace! Thanks for joing us over at My Creative Time ~ Scrappy Monday Challenge!

Cindy said...

Your layout is beautiful!I am so sorry for your daughter loss,Thank you for sharing and also for joining us in the MCT ~ Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge :)

My Creative Time said...

WOW! What a heartfelt & AMAZING layout my sweet friend! I am positive that your beautiful daughter will cherish this forever!
Big HUGE hugs,