Monday, December 8, 2008

Spotted in the Gallery!

Well I'm feeling a bit emotional today so it's gonna be a long one! I was really struck buy this layout of Stephanie's in our gallery this week. Not just by the design and color, but by all the things it brought to mind.

Things like how many photos just like this one never get documented with any details, and some without names or dates...

Things like how many things we take for granted when our friends and loved ones are still here to chat with...

Things that we never talk about, and things left unsaid...questions we never asked and answers we never got...

It makes me want to grab a notebook and start writing down everything I can think of to ask my Mom...things to talk about...photos to take, and photos to get details about...so much to do and so little time...

Thanks for listening...here's the layout that inspired my deep thoughts tonight...

6 comments:

Virginia said...

When I saw this layout in the gallery, I thought the same thing but about my Dad who left us suddenly and waaaaay too early. And that is one of the reasons I am so committed to preserving the everyday for my girls! Thanks Stevie and Jess!

Laura said...

I always think I'll remember important things, but it's surprising how quickly I can forget. Thanks for the reminder Stephanie and Jess.

Heather M. said...

this is beautiful! i love your post, jess!

Cari said...

Oh Jess, what a wonderful choice and thank you for your thoughts too. I appreciated that.

Jen said...

This one really strikes a chord with me right now... thanks to Stephanie for the inspiration and to Jess for bringing it front and center.

Stevie said...

Thanks for picking my layout! It has been 7 years since my Mom passed away, and I am only now starting to be able to scrap photos of her!