Sunday, September 12, 2010

MPS September 11 Challenge

Robyn, My Pink Stamper, issued a challenge for the remembrance of September 11th.  She said to make something honoring people that serve our community.

Well, on February 12, 1996 my amazing father was killed in-in-the-line-of-duty while serving a warrant.  In a blink of an eye my entire world was turned upside down.  Every February 12th, my heart breaks a little in remembrance of that day.
I named my wonderful son after him, and to him my father is "Grandpa".  The hardest and most difficult thing is trying to teach my son how wonderful his Grandpa was and have him get to know him through pictures.  I think the loss of my dad made me into the picture taker and scrapbooker that I am today.

When my son was 5 weeks old we took him to the Peace Officers Memorial ceremony.  I never go to these because they open too many wounds, but I wanted him to witness his Grandpa's name on this wonderful memorial.  I made this page very simple for my son's baby book for him to cherish.
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  1. I really like your layout! My heart goes out to you, my husband is in law enforcement. In the back of my head I was always afraid that I may have to raise my children myself. Now they're grown. I have never let him know that.

  2. I just love this layout!!! We really need talented crafters like yourself to join in the fun challenges over at Papercraft Star. If you haven't heard about it already (or already entered before), the challenges are posted way in advance to give you plenty of time to enter and their are lots of great giveaways too! Hope to see you there!