{Simple Scrapper) Counting my Blessings

Happy Tuesday. I seriously can't believe it's already November. This year is flying by ... way too fast. Anyway, a new month means I have some new layouts to share. This layout was inspired by one of the Simple Scrapper's November Story Starters (the theme was "Hard Stuff"). I often shy away from telling the hard/tough stories in my scrapbooking pages. But this story has a happy ending, so I created a page that focused on what good came from something that wasn't so great.


Journaling reads:

When the ultrasound technician told me you were a boy, I cried. I turned my face away from Mike and the nurse, so they couldn’t see me sob. I didn’t want a boy. I wanted a girl. I already had a girl and I felt like I could only be a “girl” mom. I felt horrible. I was so embarrassed I let my true feelings show. And I was ashamed of my true feelings. The months leading up to your arrival were tough. Our life was tough and I was a mess. Plus, I still didn’t want a boy.  And then you came and my whole world changed. You were meant to come to me. You make my world better. You make me laugh. You make me feel loved. You fill my heart with warmth. You are my person.  Maybe I didn’t want a boy, but I needed you and I’d never, ever want to live without you.


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