Monday, April 11, 2011

A few things to share today.

I have a few things to share with you today.  My father's funeral is this Friday.  A full Military funeral in West Des Moines, Iowa.  We live in St. Louis, Missouri.  My niece is putting together a scrapbook album to present to my mom the next day about her life with dad.  My sister and I got together to do ours yesterday.  (Sunday).  I had colored all of the image with my Copic Markers the night before.  Of course I used Tilda's! lol.  Here are our efforts.  Love, Elle.
This one has letters tucked in from her Maid-of-Honor at her wedding.  How they met, the wedding itself, over the years.  I also tucked in a letter from me.  I first stamped and colored the fence.  Then I color the shy litte girl and the romantic little boy.  The red rose is a simple of what my dad presented to my mom every year on the anniversary of their engagement.  They had one of the rare true love stories that we all pray we have in our lifetime. 

Here is the second page of the two.  I love the caption that my sister Cynthia came up with!

We miss you, dad!  Below is the card posted that cracks me up every time I see it!  Love, Elle


Corinne said...

Elle, what a beautiful gift for you all to give your mom after the funeral. I am sure she will find comfort in the memories it brings back to her.

DJ said...

I love the album pages you have done. I lost my father a little over a year ago and then one of my sisters 3 months later. I am putting together memorial albums honoring both of them. It is taking time, but since there was no funeral or memorial service for my sister, (it was the way she would have wanted it,) this is my way of finding closure. I hope that you and your family will find peace and closure too.

Linda said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful!!!! And sorry for your loss but your mother is sure to appreciate this!!!!!!

Christina C. said...

Ohhhh, Elle, this brought tears to my eyes!!!! I know your mother will really appreciate this labor of love so much!!! Soooo touching!

Cami said...

How touching and precious...a beautiful album to give to your Mom after your Dad's funeral services...something she will cherish and treasure forever. I love all the details you put into making this album!

Sharon Keanly said...

A wonderful gift for your Mom Elle. So sorry to hear about your dad... hugs Sharon