Friday, May 25, 2007

A Mother's Secret Hope

Finished this LO of my Lola Lydia (my Dad's mom) last night. I took this picture of her last Mother's Day, May 13.

The LO is based on a quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes : "Youth fades, love droops, leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret hope outlives them all."

Journaling: Only now that I am a mother too, can I even begin to see how strong my Lola Lydia really is, knowing what she has gone thru in her almost 93 years. A WW2 survivor and a loyal wife to my grandfather, who died after a prolonged illness in 1975. A devoted mom to my Dad, who passed away unexpectedly in 1988, and to my Tita Elsa, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1999. Just the thought of anything happening to my children brings me to tears. I don't know how she is able to get up each morning to face the day. It must be in her secret hope that one day she will be with her children once again. May 2007

Materials Used: Fancy Pants and Basic Grey pps, Lil Davis Journaling Stamp, Coluzzle Library Pocket & Stamp, Ancient Page stamp ink, chalk ink, K&Co Chipboard phrase, Jo-ann metal alphabets, Heidi Swapp flower, Autumn Leaves rub-ons, Zig pen, misc bling, lace, ribbon, heart charm, metal flower, swirl clip, jump ring


jennifer said...

hi ria...

very touching layout, makes me wonder how must it felt going through all of those. i applaud your lola's courage.

Jeff & Pia said...

Kakaiba ito Ria ha! Style mo ba ito hehehe?

Anyway, kakabilib naman Lola Lydia mo! Di ka kaya sa kanya mana? ; )