Two of my favorite scrapbook idea books were written by Creating Keepsakes Hall of Famer, Rebecca Sower. She had a way of capturing those everyday moments, and preserving them with her unique vintage style. I could pick up her books today and still be inspired.
Her poignant journaling on a page about her son motivated me to create the layout I'm sharing today, a page created with Scraptastic Club's Eight Days A Week kit. I made good use of the die-cut sheet on this page, layering several of the journaling blocks behind the photo, placing my title on another, and creating a banner with all the little triangular flags.
I wrote the journaling for this page years ago, and just recently came across the photo of my son, dressed in surgical garb after a week of summer camp at a local hospital. Cardiologist was one of the professions he wanted to pursue over the years. Here is what I wrote to him, with credit given to Rebecca Sower for the fabulous conversational style of the exchange:
What if I become an engineer?
If you become an engineer, I'll pray that the rails are smooth and your trains are on schedule, and I'll miss you when you're on a journey far away. I'll tell everyone I know that my son is an engineer.
What if I become a construction worker?
If you become a construction worker, I'll pray that you're safe on the job and that the structures you build have the strength of your spirit. I'll tell everyone I know that my son is a construction worker.
What if I become a cardiologist?
If you become a cardiologist, I'll pray that your hands are instruments of God, and that your patients find good health as you heal their hearts and souls as well. I'll tell everyone I know that my son is a cardiologist.
I'm sure my son will treasure this page in the years to come, as he looks back and remembers all the different dreams he had for his future.