"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

7.10.2010

Doing life

 




Here are a few more backgrounds in my journal/planner book.

We were away for the past couple of days for Meg's college orientation.  Meg was busy scheduling her classes, getting her dorm room, id taken, parking decal.......all the things that come with college life.  I could   tell she was nervous, and unsure of herself.  I have a feeling there were several there feeling the same way, but of course she was thinking she was the only one.  After Thursday's evening session the kids were able to get together.  She slept in the dorm while we were at a local hotel.  When we arrived Friday morning she had a different outlook.  I am so thankful she is now really excited!!!  

We got home last night, it's not too long of a drive, but driving up one day and coming back the next makes it seem long.  I have my journal group this morning.  I will try to take some pictures.  These ladies are doing an amazing job!!

24 comments:

Bren said...

Can't wait to here and see how your art journaling group goes! Wish we were all there to play too.
You have to love the resilience of youth, everything changes in a heartbeat with them, masters of adapting!
As always I love your pages, that lacy hand stencil is so unique, love what you're doing

jgr said...

Yes, the lace hand is wonderful! I am envious of your journal group, it sounds like FUN!

Butterfly Works said...

Like Bren said, I wish we could all play together one day...wouldn't that be fun.....

Change is both exciting and scary for everyone but the excitment seems to propel us forward and soon the scary is gone.....glad it was a good experience for all of you....

Your pages are great....love that hand stencil..
you go girl.....

Hugs

PaperPumpkin said...

Good morning, Mary! You reminded me of when we took Drew to college for his orientation...3 fast years ago...! I was every bit as nervous as he was. Aaaah. Now he'll be a senior...already. I love your pages! Wish I was at your class. Enjoy! ~Kathy

An Altered Wonderland said...

I remember having the same feelings of insecurity your daughter has. It will get better and it is great that her outlooked changed so quickly. She will have a great time. Just remember... she will always come home for a home cooked meal... at least I did.

Sherry said...

okay, we are all in love with the hand stencil so can you tell us who makes it and/or where to find it?

Megan Hoover said...

love them so much...yes, do tell about the stencil. it rocks! Such big changes for Meg -- and you guys. Hugs all around!

Mary said...

The hand stencil is a henna stencil! I ordered them on ebay. I received three or four large and small with different designs. Just give ebay a search. :)

Just Be Real said...

I like the lace hand Mary. You have been a busy little beaver. Thanks for the update on your family. Blessings.

DJ said...

Well, Mama, another milestone is marked, and change is never-ending.
She will be fine, because she's been taught well. Her wings will hold, and He will be there.

~hugs~

Janet said...

I'm lovin' these new pages! I have a hand stencil similar to yours and I use it quite a lot.

Jennifer Richardson said...

So, so beautiful. And so glad your daughter found comfort and joy in the new path on her journey. What a huge week for you. Wishing you some deep, sweet rest this weekend:)
-Jennifer

Cindy said...

Totally loving your journal pages! Such beauty an depth. So glad your daughter found some excitement about college. I remember those days ...

Bevie said...

Awww I'm so happy Meg is feeling more positive about all the changes she's experiencing...you have taught her well, and I know she's going to have a great time!! Now I know you've been thru this before, but it's a bit different with the guys I think...(((gentle hugs))) love you sis!!!

Bevie said...

Oh and I too love all your new journal/planner pages...I will look on Ebay and see what I can find...((hugs))

Denise said...

Wow, you have been a busy little bee. I love everything you create.

Kim Mailhot said...

I am glad you and your daughter are settling into the next big changes, Mary.
These pages are gorgeous - I love the hand prints !
Enjoy your Sunday and enjoy your journaling group.
Cheers !

Buffy said...

More gorgeous pages Mary,I love that hand. I'm happy that your daughter is adapting quickly. I hope you can too. I know this must be a hard time for you. Just keep thinking that its a happy change.

Gina Lee Kim said...

You are so inspiring Mary!

thekathrynwheel said...

Awesome journal pages as always - you have such a way with colour. Henna stencils? Brilliant! I would never have thought of that.
Good luck to your daughter - I'm sure she will have heaps of fun :-)

lori vliegen said...

your journal pages are always so colorful, so expressive!!! i love every single one of them! i'm glad that meg is settled and enjoying where she is.....that's always important to know before you drive off to come back home (i remember SO well when we did the same for our kids....i KNOW i was more unsettled about it than they were!!)! xox, :))

sarah said...

these are so awesome..full of color and life

Mollye said...

Mary these are amazing and I am going to get some sace doilies today! I'm full of inspiration and I hope it can last for at least today!!! XXMollye

Creative Carmelina said...

Hi Mary!
i just love your journal back pages! they are colourful inspiration!
and college..wow...that's a big step right!
one day at a time and she'll do just fine!

ciao bella
creative carmelina