Sunday, April 08, 2007

What a Week

Photos of the winning layout I did and the digi scrappy I did showing my winning layout and a photo of the easter cards I made for Mum.

1. Last Saturday we went out to the airport to pick Mum and Dad up they had spent the last 4 weeks in Bali in Indonesia. The second day they arrived Mum slipped and badly hurt her two ankles and shoulders and they ahd really had a tough time with Mum being in so much pain and all. So Sharon Carli and I fully expected Mum to be emotional when she walked through customs in fact we were joking about taking bets with each other that she would be crying. We Did NOT expect what we got which was mum sobbing uncontrollably as she came through customs her suitcase hadn't arrived and it was like the final straw. (Her suitcase still hasn't show up a full week later)

2. MMonday Mum goes to the doctor about her injuries has xrays and one of her ankles is badly broken she has been walking around on a broken ankle for 4 weeks she is rushed to see and Orthapedic surgeon who immediately put it in plaster and states she is not to put any weight at ALL on it for 2 weeks at risk of losing her foot. At this point Mum is totally devastated and hurting in almost every part of her body both physically and mentally. Which means between the family we are all going to have to take turns to help her so Dad took the remainder of the week off work to take care of her tho by now he has totally run out of patience with her emotional state and is seemingly being less than sympathetic and Mum is really not coping. Sharon is going to take over for a few days this week and then I am on school holidays so I will look after her for the next week and then hopefully the bone will have started to knit together so she can put a heel on her plaster.

3. Donn is refusing to send me any photographs of himself as he has lost so much weight and doesn't like how he is looking which worries me tremendously but he is finally getting regular Doctors appointments. But this is something I just dont seem to be able to mentally come to terms with everytime I start to try and make some sense out of where this leaves me and Donn it's like my brain shuts down as it's just too painful to contemplate losing Donn. I love him so much and I still can't accept that he is so sick that things will never be the same again (as I said can't write about this yet as its jsut such a jumble in my mind)

Then the highlight of the whole week just when I think life is just so full of shit I get a wonderful reminder that its NOT.

I won yes I won the Monthly Scrapping competition at Scrapbooks for the Heart the local scrapbooking store. I had no faith that I would win when I submitted my layout the other ones just looked so superior I literally did not think I had a hope but I was kind of ok with it as I totally loved my layout. So to get a call saying I had won was like the universe/God really wanted to remind me that no matter how hard life seems at time there is always a reason to have faith and believe something wonderful is about to happen. So Thanks God your timing was perfect.

So yesterday I went collected my $50 worth of free products (the prize) and made my Mum a paper scrappy Easter card.


glynis said...

I'm so sorry for all the things going on in your family right now (((hugs)))

Karen said...

Congratulations on winning that competition Samm. Sorry to hear about all the crappy things going on at the moment, but they will pass.
Is that last layout the one you won the comp with? I love that layering you've done to frame the photo.

*love2scrap* said...

gosh, LOOK at that incredible layout! my jaw dropped! And lean on God (which always sounds so much easier than it is... I'm having a crappy life right now and couldn't do it without Him).