Friday, March 18, 2011

Black and White with a Pop of Color - Taraleigh

Hello hello! With this challenge of black/white with a pop of color I want to share a little bit about how scrapbooking is therapeutic for me. Five years ago I was in a crazy car accident and I walked away from that event with only a minor burn on my wrist.

Journaling: It was my mom who said it. She was with me that day in January, 2006... The day my eyes were opened to see how short this life really is. But it wasn't my turn yet, which is why I live to tell the tale about the accident. I walked away from that event with only a minor burn on my wrist from the steering wheel. The car took the impact. Not me. And for that I could not be more grateful. January 26. 2006 is the day I defied tragedy.

I've had photos of the wrecked car for years and have never done anything with them until now. When I see this photo I am reminded of how short life really is and how we shouldn't take daily breath for granted. It helps me stay on track and keep moving forward. Its amazing how life experiences have such profound impacts on our lives. My "defying tragedy" moment is just one example of my many life experiences that shape who I am and how I live my life. Scrapbooking this layout helps me solidify the bare truth that I am blessed to be here, blessed to still be living. 

I think there are a lot of people out there that scrapbook to save sanity, to be creative, and to serve as a source of therapy. I'm positive I am not the only one who has scrapbooked about a major life event. If you havent, give it a try. You will be amazed at the immense feeling of renewal it can bring! I know I am. 

Have a wonderful day!


Danielle said...

wow Taraleigh.. what a story, what a photo.. it gives me chills. I am so glad everything turned out OK, but what a frightening experience.. the colors fit this mood perfectly.. you did some great scrapping here girl! xo

Cindy Gay said...

It's a good layout with nice title alpha and glad it's 5 years later and thinks turned out fine.

Alia said...

I'm so glad you're here to tell the tale. I love your clean design.

kashagray5 said...

Wonderful clean design! Glad everything turned out o.k.!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

wow!! It is is indeed too short..My sis met with an accident about a month ago..her motorbike was crushed but she got away with a broken arm and scars...This is really a great way to tell your story. I love your LO and I really love how you are stronger now. Thanks for sharing this. :)