I've noticed that a lot of bloggers are participating in Ali Edwards' "One Little Word". It got me to thinking...what word could I choose for 2011?
I couldn't just think of one word...but I could think of three. My Word(s) for 2011 are...
"SUPPORTING A CAUSE"
My layout is based on these words. But wait...I need a sketch. I used (and flipped around) this cute one from Sketchy Thursdays.
I also joined in on the "Fave Quote" challenge going on at These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things.
I've never blogged about this before, but I have been touched by a lot of your personal stories. Your stories have helped me so much. Perhaps I can do the same for others.
I'm getting more involved and working with a cause that is near and dear to my heart. It's an organization called - Autism Speaks!
My youngest daughter, Rachel, has Pervasive Developmental Disorder. PDD is a mild form of Autism. She also has some developmental delays. This layout is dedicated to her "JOURNEY".
I placed this Red Rose on the layout to symbolize Rachel's beauty and strength. Some days are a struggle, but through it all she has God, her family, and the best docs and therapists in the world working with her.
I also added this great quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.”
This quote fits Rachel so well. She has a "Can Do" Attitude and knows that her strength comes from above! :)
And look at this Maya Road kraft envelope. I placed a picture of Rachel selling Girl Scout cookies on the top of it. She loves selling those cookies. :)
I am dedicating more posts on my blog this year to be a "Helper" and "Supporter" to people who have children with disabilities. If you have a child with a disability please remember - You Are Not Alone!
If you have a child on the Autism spectrum please check out Autism Speaks, the HollyRod Foundation, and Generation Rescue.
Layout Supplies:Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found - Union Square); Patterned Paper (Echo Park - Life is Good); Kraft Envelope (Maya Road); Red Flower (Hobby Lobby); Brown Trim (My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy - True Blue Trims); Flower Button Paper Clips (KI Memories, Inc.); Red Buttons (Basic Grey); Quote Font (Andalus)