(12 x 12) | materials cardstock (Gmund, American Crafts, Bazzill) + patterned paper (BasicGrey) + embellishments (My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories Sn@p) + twine (The Twinery) + stamps (Evalicious, Technique Tuesday, Ormolu) + ink (Ranger JBS, Prima) + digital graphics (Miss Tiina) + die-cut machine (Silhouette) + sewing machine (Brother) + thread (Coats & Clark)
A Note from Christine Newman
This is the first layout I've ever created about the last conversation I had with my mom before she passed away from cancer. Every time I thought about what I would journal for this layout, I started crying. Even though it's been six years since she's been gone, it's still hard for me to think about our precious past conversation.
The weekend before you went to heaven, I knew I should stay and not go home. On Sunday night, you said you wanted to chat with me. You asked me how I felt about you leaving us. I cried and told you I loved you and I was so sad, but I wasn’t mad at God. I knew He loved us and had a plan for us. You were relieved. You told me to take care of dad. You wanted him to remarry and be happy. It was just like you to be completely selfless, even in the last days of your life. You told me it was okay that I didn’t have children. God doesn’t give that desire to everyone. You were concerned about dad’s ministry. You asked me what I thought was important to pray about, and I said that I was always praying that if God wanted to take you to heaven, that you wouldn’t have too much pain. We both agreed that this time together was precious. I thank God so much that I had this talk with you. I wrote down as much of the conversation as I could remember. Three days later, God welcomed you to heaven with open arms.
February Fun Fact
My husband's birthday is in February. The Super Bowl is usually in February as well. So the past two years we've had a combined birthday + Super Bowl party called "Super Todd"!