Monday, July 6, 2009

Get going ... slowly...



this is one of the latest i did using Melissa France's .
this one is Xtra special.
that's my hand and my papa's.
Minutes before he slipped away.
Before he breathed his last.
it's a good memory.
Thank God for my handphone ! (it played Such an important instrumental part during his passing) .
i sewed a pocket behind the photo to journal our last moments...

still taking about my dad.
probably will still... talking about him makes it easier.
i was glad to have captured beautiful memories as his body lies in our church compound.
he had a beautiful sent-off.
i know he'll be so proud of us both...

Just a few days ago, i caught our 2 year old boy staring into space while listening to a cd.
It happened to be one of the cd we played during the funeral.
I asked him "What's up" ?
he (still staring into space) said:
" I-chad, i muis ah khong ... i kwai"

(need translation ? : He said " I sad, i miss ah khong (grandpa)... i cry" )
... didn't know to cry or what ... :]


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Here's one for Nikki Sivil's which i did awhile back ...

nothing fancy, something simple...

i had wanted to title it "Gone home ... " but nah...
thanks for dropping by ...

25 comments:

Zarah said...

Oh Em...!! That is beautiful in SO many ways! Gives me goosebumps.
*huuuuugs*

Nat said...

this is so touching. I love this wonderful layout- thank you for sharing this moment with us. Love you and big hugs!!!!!

TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful projects Em. That picture of your and in your Dad's made me cry. My Mom has been gone for six and a half years....I still miss her like it was just yesterday. Be strong. God Bless!

BabyBokChoy said...

I am touched by your gorgeous layout and the deep sentiments behind it.

salme said...

Very moving layout.

Jennie (Jenn) said...

dear, be strong and take care of yourself, its hard to accept and its takes time, i fully understand and experienced it... always believe that he is in good hands..

Jennie (Jenn) said...

scrap if it comfort you, cry out loud if its make you felt better, shout if you wants too and it release the stress you had in you... and if you need additional listerning ears or a shoulder to cry on, let me know and i be there if needed...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layouts Em! Very touching too....was tearing when i saw the first layout. Take care and be strong. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs and love,
Yvette

My Memories said...

Emeline, pls strong. For GOD will take care of your father. Take care.

Coochies & All said...

That first layout is one of the most beautiful and touching layouts I've come across so far. You are brave - if I were in your shoes, I would never be able to do a layout like that - I will probably be crying more than scrapping. I wanted to tell you to be strong, but I believe you ARE strong already. Stronger than me. Hugs.
elaine t

stinkydudette said...

*huggies*

dhen said...

so beautiful...

The Graphic Bee said...

What a beautiful story and gorgeous layout. I'm tearing up myself. All the best to you and your family.

Heather

Edleen said...

that's really Beautiful and meaningful Em. hope you're doing well, Take Care.

Mireille said...

oh my goodness sweetie! WIshing you strength.. glad you were able to catch this in art .. and your little one makes me cry.. but that also is sooo special.. you have to scrapbook that too one day. He reminds me so much of Noah.
It feels a bit odd to say congrats and I am totally happy to be on a team with you again.. but.. I had to
*hugs to you*

Bethany Kartchner said...

What a beautiful page. Such a special picture. You certainly did it justice. I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

The pages are so beautiful and moving beyond words and the story behind them is even more so.
I hope you don't stop talking about your papa.
I love your heart.

Coochies & All said...

Hi Emeline! Hope you're feeling better, my thoughts are with you and your family. Just wanna congratulate you on being part of the Pebbles DT!! Hope that has cheered you up a little. Take care yah? :)
hugs,
elaine t

jazsutra said...

M, u have gone thru so much. reading your sharings here remind me so much of my pa.and that last few seconds before pa left.was just like a movie.call me or text me anytime ya. the layout u did for pa is beautiful.takecare.and oopsy,soree i din't manage to get the MP.sigh.c u soon;)-jaz

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm thinking of you. I know your heart is breaking. What a beaautiful layout to remember him by. love deb

~Sasha Farina~ said...

*hugs* Em... you're such a strong Girl.. he must have been so proud of you :)

Esther said...

Loved you work! Beautiful projects. ;)

Hugs from Brazil.

Christie said...

What an amazing layout. So special. Moments to never be forgotten.

Chunling said...

Hi Emeline, i'm so sorry about your dad. I hope you feel better, and that the beautiful memories you have of your times with him will keep you in peace. Take care! Love the layout!

Darien said...

WOW! You really are amazing! through all the pain you do the most amazing things! Sorry about you dad and I think talking about it will make it a little bit easier on you. Hugs.