i have been scheduled for today's post since early in the week. i was thrilled to share with you my photos and my excitement. i came home with a handful of product that i was hoping to make into layouts for you. but as i stood on the curb at 5:00 am on wednesday, waiting to catch my ride to the airport, i learned that one of my dearest friends had just lost her baby. it had been coming and it was not out of the blue, but still, it takes your breath away, leaving you with a running faucet of endless tears. i tried to still relate my cha story and to create a layout or two, but it all seems a bit lost in the pain.
instead i would like to just simply remind you to love your babies today. to hold them tight, and take their picture over and over and over. then sit down and put those pictures on pages that tell stories about them. about how they held your gaze. about how angry they made you, but you love them anyway. about how you really can't imagine life without them. about school, friends, habits, quirks. about family, outings, adventures, and chaos. about dreams, hopes, and plans for the future. about loss. about love. today i witnessed firsthand the power of photographs and scrapbooks. this is no small craft we have. it is a chance to capture memories and love. i am proud of all of you for the time and effort you put in to your family histories. and proud that we can do this together.