I am a scrapbooker because I love scrapbooking. I previously worked for UTMB as an LVN at GiB Lewis prison in Woodville. Now, I have the pleasure of designing and selling scrapbook albums for people who want scrapbooks of their special memories, but either just don't have the desire, or don't have time to scrapbook for themselves. This is a really cool thing. With each page, even tho you may not have a really good grasp of what is going, you put pen, scissors, embosser, ink, glitter, etc., to paper and create what is hopefully a beautiful album for them to enjoy for years, and generations to come.
As I prepare to start working on this album for the young couple who are expecting their second child, another son, very soon. Problem is this precious child God has an anomaly that is going to prevent him from living long after birth. His mother doesn't scrapbook and told me that she just didn't have a desire to sit for hours at a time thinking of all the information that she wants to preserve. I am making her that album instead.
How do you go about creating such an album? I want every page to be absolutely perfect for them, especially since this is going to be one of the only things they will have to hold the memories of their little guy. I know there won't be many actual pictures, only ultrasound pictures, and the occasional pic of the small family as they prepare for the birth, and death, of their son. Of course I want this album to be perfect for them. I am anxious to get started, and honestly starting to run out of time, so I am about to get really busy!!! For me, that is a good thing. But, how do you prepare an album like this? I want it to be perfect and honor the very short life of this tiny child of God. Well, I will be putting a lot of ultrasound pictures and hopefully the occasional picture of the small family playing a game or working on a puzzle together with heavy hearts about this whole situation. I pray that I am able to produce an album worthy of holding this small childs photos, and an album that his parents will want to go to frequently to view the photos of their baby and feel good about what they have and how it all looks. Please pray for me as I jump into this project head first. I pray that I produce an album they are very proud to share, and that brings them some happiness and a sense of peace, knowing that God has called me to do this. I am very excited, yet saddened, to get past the first page of the album. Usually, my pride gets in the way and I end up producing something that will honor this babys' short time on earth. I feel honored that God has the confidence in me to allow me to do this for this young family.
Honestly, I am a little excited too and I just don't have the confidence in myself to produce something worthy of the love this family has. Not just for each other and their children. The love the Lord as well. That is what is going to make creating this album fun.
I would appreciate any and all prayers as I work on this very special album, if I can find one that satisfies me online that is!