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Friday, April 8, 2011

Don't give up on me

  • mothering is hard. really. I'm sure you know that.
  • but being my daughter is harder, really. I promise you.
  • I expect too much.
  • I discipline.
  • but I also know if there is one thing I do not want her to do - is to repeat my mistakes. *I have a lot of them, i promise you that too*
  • And the one thing that I want her to do . . .
don't give up on me

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  • don't give up on me.
  • even after almost 11 years, I'm still learning to be a mother. Just a mother.
  • don't give up on me.

48 comments :

Chowchow said...

How heartfelt. I want to say the same thing to my DD too. She feels the hard discipline which I inflict on her but I feel its necessary cos I want her NOT to repeat the mistakes I made. :) I need a layout like this too. Thanks for sharing.

June Malik said...

they wont trust me :) storms and tsunamis and all will come, but they will always love u like u love them <3

Blossom inch said...

oh..wow...i am so touched when I read this post and this layout is just gorgeous...

Simple but meaningful...thanks for sharing Sha...I truly like this post!

Fan(nie) de scrap said...

So nice! Love this simple but oh so genius page!

teacher jessy said...

Such a beautiful piece! The thoughts behind this piece is just so precious. You are such a good mom & I believe ur darlings know that!!

Donna said...

wow......that layout is magnificent. not a mom here, but I can only imagine......

JenniferSanborn said...

Love the simplicity of this layout. :)

Kelly said...

Beautiful layout Sasha. Just perfect xxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Amen girl! I love love love this....and totally hear you... loud and clear!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Teka Cochonneau said...

Fantastic Layout! And what a touching post. It really sings to me.

LisaDay said...

I can so relate to this. Beautiful post, beautiful layout, beautiful heart!!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous. I feel the same way. I know it's going to be a long & tough road (she is only 4 now).

WillieburgScrapper said...

This is seriously beautiful!!! WOW. The simple yet evocative design really made me sit up and take notice. I know how you feel- when they "grow up" the kids don't remember the discipline- they remember the Mom who cared. :)

Jenny said...

Oh this is bringing me to tears! I could have written this - and my daughter is only 7 :) lol! I want to totally scraplift this! Thanks Sasha!

Lisa said...

A lovely post & a wonderful layout with such a great message. I'm touched!

Mary Jo said...

That is truly beautiful.
It's so hard to be a parent.
Really hard!
And I find myself thinking the same things :)

lori said...

Sasha....this is just beautiful...xo

marcy said...

Simply lovely!

Sara said...

Yes Motherhood IS hard, but the rewards are worth it. Gorgeous LO!

sharon Ong said...

The post, the bits on your layout, the heart...everything is all in the right place! :)

Sarah Webb said...

Gorgeous!

deana said...

Good Lord. I can so relate to your post. Especially today. Seriously... I could copy & paste your exact words & they would feel like my own. All will work out & the discipline is for the best. So many kids these days don't get it because their parents are too busy to deal with it. Your girls are loved & they know it. You're a GREAT mom!

Big hugs...

Amy said...

aww Sasha. I know how you feel! But your daughters love you! They always will. I know it is hard, I am only in the beginning years of motherhood and it is hard! But all you can do is your best. And you are doing a wonderful job my friend! *hugs!!*

lisa truesdell said...

love the simplicity of this sasha - so striking!!

Michelle L said...

Very touching layout. It's so true! We're all still working at being mothers! It's the hardest but most rewarding job ever!

Sherri said...

I. so. hear. you.

It's hard, terrifying, rewarding, frustrating, and more fun than anything else in this world. Thankfully we have each other. If we humble ourselves enough to be honest about the journey there's much support and love along the way for both mother and daughter. Sweet, and lovely layout Sasha. Thanks for your honesty. I'm sure your kiddo will thank you for it too someday.

jamie long said...

that is perfection sasha, i love it

Diana said...

How do you do it? Produce these gorgeous LOs that are so real and full of meaning... the design, the colours, everything are PERFECT for what you're saying here on the page.

Kim Sonksen said...

Wowzers - this is like "BAM"!
Simple and SO effective. I adore it!

shaggyfish said...

words are very powerful!!! i miss you friend!

Jess said...

i {heart} this...really and truly. i can relate...really relate. tfs!

Geralyn said...

Such a stunning layout. Love you Sasha!

pakosta said...

gorgeous layout!
I have an 11 year old daughter too,I Know all about that!
xoxo
tara

Mas Ayu said...

I am touched.

Jen Gallacher said...

I so get this, Sasha!! I love how you keep it so simple and yet so powerful!

amsyah said...

heartfelt! this goes to fathers as well? (wait... I'm the only guy here?)

Samantha Sibbet said...

Wow, I love it when a lay out really resonates with me, this is how I fell too often, I love it. Beautiful.

Laurie said...

Mothering is HARD, you can say that again! Having one of those days, 11 year old daughter is cranky, 14 year old son is being mouthy, just took an hour to get the 3 year old to nap and hubby is in DC on business...I was going to go and make a layout but I think I might just take a nap myself...gotta love them though, they are my world, LOVE your layout, so simple yet bold, just beautiful!

Chok Keun said...

Sasha, you are being so humble. I believe your daughter will learn that you are a great mother one day and shall never "give up" on you...

Jaime Lee said...

Oh WOW...this layout captured me. It look so simple but yet it is so BOLD! And the story behind this page is so touched. Thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie Howell said...

i could have written this myself. she's blessed to have you. xo

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

simple, beautiful and necessary.

Alinski creates... said...

somehow i love the simplicity in ur layout..

Jenni said...

incredible post (and layout) i totally relate. xoxo

Melanie said...

My sentiment for my 11yr dtr as well! It is hard for sure!! What an inspiring layout.

Fräulein Pilzrausch said...

Hello!
Thank you for your wonderful and so truth words, i understand you, I m a teen mom, and this time is also hard.
I was inspired by your LO and lift it digital. Thank you sooo much for this idea! (Please excuse my english, im a beginner)
Lovley greetings, hope you find this comment
from Frl. Pilzrausch (germany)

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