Amanda, remembering my Dad (Robert Smith, age 57) who died August 15, 2007 in a farming accident.

Jen, remembering & cherishing my aunt (Katherine Johanson, age 48), lost June 5, 2009 to breast cancer and my grandma (Marion Finnegan), lost June 21, 2006, also to cancer.
Kaitlin, remembering my grandma, who died June 19, 2005.
Lisa, remembering my loving and supportive mother, Nettie Hartman, who died on January 31, 2005 from cancer and my dear friend, Cheryl Holzman, who died on April 14, 2008, also from cancer. I miss them both, each and every day. My world just isn't the same without them.
Marti, remembering my beautiful Grandson Quincey who died 5 days after his birth in 2005; and my Grandmother, Genevieve, who lived for 97 wonderful years.
Sherry, remembering my dad, Bert Fukuda (died Aug 1998) and my mother-in-law, Billie Cartwright (passed Sept 2008).
Stacey, remembering my Daddy (Doug Douglass, age 64) who passed away on May 30, 2007, six weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

Tania, remembering Sue Ann Werner (mom, age 50) who died July 19, 2007 suddenly and very unexpectedly from cardiac arrest.



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"Incomplete" by Amanda

This challenge was tough for me. I'd already pretty much covered this topic with an earlier layout:

(As it appeared in Creating Keepsakes, May 2008.) Click on layout to view it larger.

I really loved that layout and felt it covered what I wanted to cover. But, having recently traveled for a number of family gatherings, I had something else in mind, too. The journaling, though, wasn't coming together for me. I had too much to say, lol. 

In a last ditch effort, I turned, strangely, to Bob Dylan. I felt it was kind of appropriate. And. Amazingly, it all came together. It's like my dad was sending me that message when he showed me Bob Dylan's "Wedding Song" and provided a way for me to connect all of my thoughts...

(Again, click to view larger.)

And, thus, continues my documentation of photos I wish I had... ;) I have to say, too, that the process of journaling for this layout really brought things into perspective for me in ways I wouldn't have thought about had I not struggled with this layout. It's so rewarding when that happens. :)

So, if you have a take on this challenge that you'd like to share, please (pretty please!) do so! Link us up in the comments of the original challenge post before August 15, okay? Thanks!

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    We need to guide people and trained them in a way in which they will make opinion about other by judging them and inquiring about them by their own. Instead of believing on others saying.

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Wow Amanda! I love the story behind your entry, and I love your heartfelt journaling. You did an inspirational and amazing job with this layout. I'm so touched. Your layout featured in CK was one I also vividly remember. Again, such powerful heartfelt journaling. Your layouts are amazing tributes.

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