the words on the jounalling is the poem i wrote and read to hubby during our wedding, they still ring true :D
By request... here is my entry for the contest, and my story....
I found out I was pregnant a couple of months after 9/11. The father wasnt someone i really wanted to date, and i was in lousisana alone. My family was in Utah, and because of a huge fight, i left and had not really spoken to them since.
When i found out i was pregnant, the first thought was to abort. I was definately not ready (or so i thought). It was my best friend and roommate who found my test, and sat with me for days while i cried. She dragged me up to her parents house in northern louisiana, and had something like an intervention for me. I realized deep down that i didnt want to give the baby up, and with the intervention i couldnt really give a good reason why. I had money, job, a place to live, car, and family and friends.
It was around Valentines day when i found out her sex, I was so upset that i was having a girl! My roommate, smart woman, dragged me straight to Babies R us and started grabbing girl stuff for me to buy. The more i watched her, the more i realized it didnt matter what the baby was, she was mine! That was the first moment in my pregnancy that i felt love for her, and it was intense. I remember this every year, and i thank God that he gave me family when i needed it most.
thank you all for listening, and the great comments. Im sorry ive been a bit absent, im very very sick with the flu. Hope to be back soon.
OWOWOWW, ANGELA...so glad you got your story in!! It is a PRECIOUS story to tell!! Your layout is BEAUTIFUL and the STORY makes it even more beautiful!! So sorry to hear you have the flu too..It's been tough around here too..So I feel for you!!! Glad to see you back!!!
Angelwithin..Love the poem sentiment with your layout..WOW!!
Ok call me a complete dunce here, but where do I find the link to my LO? Its not in my address bar and the links below put my image in the post. :D
Must have been having an error with Firefox, now that I have restarted the browser I get the correct link.
I know its late, but its better than never .... as they say
Here is my LO
Love for me [now that I have found the right guy] is a very rich and wonderful feeling and I wanted to convey that in a deep rich colour as well as in some expressions that I associate with love. Before I met my partner I had never experienced what love was truly like.