I'm posting today after a sleepless night. It's hard to know how to go on today after the tragic events yesterday. I read the news about an hour before going to get my own boys from school. After breaking down and crying for those losses, I had to somehow pull myself together and be a mom and put on a brave face for my boys. There are no words to comfort or lessen the pain. My heart is broken for those families. Nothing will be the same for them or for any of us.
So, this morning, I've tried to find some peace in creativity. On one hand, it feels shameful, to try to do something "happy" after yesterday. But I'm not sure how else to face the day for my family without trying to do something "normal." Please forgive me if this seems inappropriate. I'm not sure how else to cope with everything.
Today, I'm sharing a layout I finished up this morning. It's for the Kiwi Lane Picture Perfect challenge this month - to use 12 photos on a layout.
The borders are from the Madison Avenue set. When designing the layout, I used the 12" Strips templates, but then I replaced them with a punched border and a ribbon. I made the eggs using the Shapes templates, combining the ovals and the circles to get a nice egg shape. The title is cut from the Silhouette Cameo.
I do feel a little better able to face the day now. I will be hugging my boys extra tight today...