I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find it difficult to document everyday life. Let’s face it, our days can be monotonous, only occasionally broken up by a special occasion or something curious/exciting/funny, which makes it hard to find new stories to tell. And sometimes, the news of the world is just so heart rending and horrifying that I want to curl up in a little ball and hide rather than go through the effort of documenting the seemingly insignificant happenings of my family. This week was one of those times.
On Sunday, we woke up to the news of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. 49 people killed and another 53 wounded in what ended up being a terrorist attack/hate crime. It was a hard day, as were the ones that followed.
I found myself deeply saddened and prone to tears several times over the next few days. Suddenly those little everyday moments became a saving grace – Gus snuggling a little too close to Sophie, writing out the lyrics to Queen and Bowie’s Under Pressure, making time for crafty endeavors, and connecting with nature and as a family. These small moments remind me that I need to carry on, to keep living my life and telling my story as only I can.
We can’t stop bad things from happening, but we also can’t pretend they didn’t happen. They carve out a place in our lives and deserve a place amongst our stories.
Page Construction Notes
- Becky Higgins Picturesque Core Kit designed by Heidi Swapp
- Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors
- PL overlays from Becky Higgins
- Acrylic and wood veneer pieces from the Getaway set by Color Cast Designs