Thursday, 31 May 2012

Baby Love

My baby is turning 7 soon, I still couldn't get over that she's no longer one --- a baby!  For me, she still is and will always be.  This picture was taken at my eldest daughter's pre-school graduation.  She was 3 years old then.  I can go on and on and on about me wanting time to stand still.  She's the funny one.  She's our little dose of sunshine.  Nothing gets to her and she'll make you feel the same way.

I based it on the May sketch by Tony Rangel based on a layout by Delaina Burns from My Creative Sketches.  This is my first time to join their sketch challenge.  I am very lucky to have found their blog site.  I really fell in love with the sketch.  Hope you can join in too!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My Angel

My grandmother was a woman who never asked anything in return.  She took care of me since I was a month old, straight from being confined in the hospital.  My parents don't have enough funds to keep a lactose intolerant baby in the hospital and my grandmother sure knows how to take care of a baby.

I grew up with my grandparents.  I do visit my parents and siblings though.  But, from the time I can remember, my grandmother was my "mommy".  And, until her last breathe, she was my mommy.

Losing someone who molded me to what I am now is very painful.  I was only 17 years old then.  After so many years, the pain lessened.  But, it was still there.  Whenever I teach my daughters how to cut tomatoes, how to cook rice --- I remember her because she taught me all of that --- and more.

If it weren't for my mommy, I will not be here.  I will not be the mother that I am now.  I miss her so much.

"Whenever I am sad, I think of you...  Whenever I am happy, I wish you are here to share it with me.  Time may heal wounds but it can never heal the emptiness I feel when I remember you."

She's my angel...  She's my mommy.

This is for Once Upon A Sketch's May challenge.  This is the first time I made a layout for my grandmother.  I wanted something to look at and I wanted my daughters to have a face to remember whenever I tell them about her. 

I rotated the sketch as you can see below.  *grins*

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Always, Mom

Being a mom has its perks.  The sweet kisses, the warm hugs, the "I Love You's".  I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

This layout is for Berry71Bleu's challenge this month.  It's my first time to join their challenge.  Their challenge is to make a layout/card/etc. which has your favorite quote/poem/song about mothers.

My quote is "A mother holds her child's hand for a short time, but holds their hearts forever."

Friday, 11 May 2012

This Magic Moment

Mother's Day is around the corner.  This year, I get to celebrate it by being a full time mom.  This year gave me the chance to be with them and take care of them full time.  Not that I wasn't with them before, but having Ate A around and helping me take care of them, I felt that I was like a part time mom coz back in Singapore, I was not the one who prepared their breakfasts, I was not the one who bring them to school.  This year, I get to do all that and more.  It is special.  That's one of the blessings I've been thanking the Lord.  It's quite hard but it's also fulfilling.

The photo was taken from my phone but I loved it. We were on our way to their school's bush dance. They were so happy and quirky that time.  They were so excited going to their first dance.

This is my entry to May 2012 Sketch Challenge at Anna's Craft Cupboard, the sketch is shown below.