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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Celebrating LIFE!

Hi, friends!  I've got a digi scrapbook page to show you tonight.  I've had a fabulous week spent with family and especially my darling 3 year old niece!  I got to have her almost every day at my house to play and she now has a new friend she loves SO MUCH--Hundie, my fur baby!!!  Since Hundie's birthday is June 30 and she'll be three, same age as my niece, we decided that we would have a party for her while our family was still in town.  My DH, my fur baby, my niece, and I went shopping to get Hundie some gifts and then my niece and I went and picked out a cake for the people to eat after Hundie opened her gifts.  We had so much fun and I took some darling pictures of my niece with her "Baby Spectacular," aka Hundie! ;)

Here is the page I've made with those photos~


A few of you may know this, but my DH and I have tried for about 8 years to get pregnant and have not succeeded.  I was incredibly upset when my younger sister had my 3 year old niece as I thought it wasn't fair.  I was equally as angry when my sister got pregnant again "on schedule" and had my 1 year old niece.  It took hours of prayer for me to overcome these feelings of anger and I am so glad that I have!  I wasted 3 years with my precious niece!  You know that this is one aunty who will do her best to make up for it!  I LOVE THOSE GIRLS--they are such dolls and I am so glad to have them in my life!  I miss them since they're now at home after their week long visit, but I am so excited to see them again at the beginning of August for another sister's wedding.  I hope you take the time today to tell your family how much you love them--don't waste time with feelings of anger!  Forgive and move on--even if it's hard!  Have a blessed Sabbath!

Linking up to: Addicted to Stamps and Think on These Things.

11 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a sweet LO with these adorable photos. So glad that the Lord has helped you move through the struggles to really love, enjoy, and embrace your nieces. As you well know, sometimes it is the Lord who carries us through the difficult things, when we can't face them on our own. Hugs and prayers. ~ Blessings

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Kylie said...

Mynette, what a beautiful page. I agree with your comments above. You sound like a very strong and couragous woman. God bless you!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Thanks for sharing your story, Mynnette. Lucky girls to have you for their Aunt. Sometimes it just takes time and trial to figure things out. It's especially hard when you face a disappointment. What a blessing to have found a way to let go of the anger. And it's wonderful that you would share this story as an inspiration. Found your post at Think on These Things link party.
Liz

Karen said...

What an absolutely beautiful page Mynette - your neice is beautiful but I've lost my heart to Hundie!!! You never know what life has in store for you and have to learn to make the very best of each and every day. Thanks so much for joining our first ever scrapbook challenge over at Addicted to Stamps. Looking forward to more photos of your fur baby.

Karen x

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt post. It is difficult when others so easily attain our dreams. It is hard in the face of disappointment. You nieces are fortunate to have you. It is wonderful that you can enjoy them for who they are. Blessings.

Jacqueline said...

It's a lovely page Mynnette - thank you for sharing your pictures and story with us and joining in our scrapbook challenge here at ATS - Jacqueline xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Mynnette thank you so much for sharing not only this beautiful layout with us but also your feelings am so glad you have overcome your anger and can embrace these little beauties. As for Hundie she is so pretty ( as is your niece ). Thank you for joiing us once again at Addicted to Stamps it is always lovely to see your beautiful work.

BTW love your new blog.

Marie

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for sharing this page and your story with us for our first scrapbook challenge at ATS. What a powerful message: life is too short to hold onto anger and not to love with all our hearts. Lucky nieces to have you for their Aunty! Hundie is gorgeous too - look forward to seeing more layouts featuring her!

GinaA said...

FAB pictures. I do like your page design with the muted photos and the splash of colour - great bling.

LDH said...

Such sweet moments and sweet photo too. How wonderful that you were able to put aside your emotions and really enjoy the time with your niece.

Thank you for sharing this lovely post on Think on These Things!

Kindly, Lorraine

Valerie said...

Fab layout Mynnette love the kraft background and the pops of colour! Great photos:) thanks for playing along with us at ATS
Val x