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!