Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy LO's

I took a trip down memory lane when I dug these photos out of an album. I say in my profile that every child has their own story and Cody sure has his. Cody was born in an impoverished third world country. He was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and no medical care. He wasn't even born in a hospital. Cody was found abandoned when he was 15 months old and brought to an orphanage where I had been a missionary. He was brought to die in peace. I wouldn't buy it. Nobody had given this child a chance. I took him to a pediatric surgeon. The doctor's prognosis was grim. He said he would not live through the surgeries that he needed. He said that if he did, he would never be able to do normal everyday activities like holding his head up and feeding himself. He said he was already mentally challenged. But God seemed to be telling me something else. I proceeded with adopting him. At least giving him a chance to have a family. God is amazing and knows infinitely more than me. Cody did survive the surgeries. Just 7 months later, he was climbing, crawling, feeding himself and learning to stand. Gosh that was 12 years ago! Where does the time go?

Cody's First Christmas


This card is for a couple of challenges. This is from Laura's sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you. This is sketch number 32. I used my cricut to create the apple.
This is also for the Sassy Blinging Babes weekly challenge which was to create a school themed lo or a card that your child would give to their teacher at the start of the new school year. Andan is starting Kindergarten this year. What a perfect way to start the year.

What Kind Of Scrapper~Crafter Are You?

I ask you this question because I realized something about myself this last week. I am a happy scrapper. That is, I only create when I am a happy person.
It's been well over a week since I posted last. Things just haven't been going my way. I would say that I have actually been a very unhappy person for the last week. I thought about scrapping a couple of times. I actually set a date for myself to scrap today, no matter what my mood was. And I did!
But I'm in a much better frame of mind today. I don't know if it's because I knew I was going to get to create today or because my circumstances have changed, slightly.
I went for a job interview yesterday! I just filled out the application on Friday. I got the job...well I don't know when I start...but I still got the job. I will be working at Target (Yep..Tar-jey), one of my favorite stores (hey I'm easy to please!). I am very excited about this. I think it will be a lot of fun. I will still be home with my children during the day. This is an evening job. Except for Saturdays. I'm sure they will have a lot of fun with their Dad!
So what kind of scrapper are you?