Saturday, March 19, 2011


Tomorrow I will be attending National Scrap booking Day
It will be very emotional for me as I will be working on a wedding album for Jim
When Lorraine got married in 2009 I did a wedding album for myself
We were all ways going to work on doing her album together but some how she just never had the energy to do it
A few weeks prior to her leaving us she said " Mum I think you had best do my album for Jim "
So tomorrow I will start This album
I havent been able to bring myself to do it ,So hopefully tomorrow I will make a good start on it
I have some lovely photos to work with and some lovely memories to go with them
It was the happiest day of her life
A few weeks prior to the wedding , she was told that the cancer had spread and she had a brain tumour
She had 13 months of happiness as Jims wife
We miss her so much
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Barb said...

Working on that journal is going to be so heart just goes out to you. You can do it and it will be so wonderful.

Vickie said...

Oh Illene, yes this will be very emotional for you, but it will also be healing for you ( therapy).. visual memories of one of the happiest days in Lorraine's life you are going to present to one who loved her unconditionally..I will be thinking of you tomorrow,the radiance is glowing from you both in that photo it's gogeous.
Cheers Vickie

Maria said...

Illene even though it will be hard to work on the album for Jim it will also bring back lots of lovely memories of Lorraine on their special day.
Will be thinking of you.
Maria XXX

~Laurie~ said...

I agree with the others - it will be a hard project for you - but I think you will find joy in remembering the sweetness of Lorraine and the joy she felt on her wedding day - just look at her smiling. She was so very happy AND she found love to make her time here on earth complete. She will be with you tomorrow as you touch the photos - she will be touching your heart and trying to comfort you. Let her spirit surround you and enjoy her presence :)

Terry said...

I can only imagine how difficult this is going to be for you Illene. But I also know it will help you heal a little. And what a wonderful gift it will be for Jim. Hugs!

Loralynn said...

What a wonderful thing, doing the album for Jim. It will be hard, but Lorraine will be there with you, looking over your shoulder and smiling at the pictures and memories.

Fiona said...

What a wonderful thing to do for Jim Illene. It is going to be hard for you sweetie but it will bring you nice happy memories and they are the best kind. If it gets too hard honey just pack it up and do it another day.

Hugs - Fee XX

LuAnn said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and my heart just aches for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the scrapbooking brings back happy memories for you.

Dianne said...

Dear Ilene, Hope you have a lovely day putting together the memories. It will be hard, but it will be such a lovely keepsake for Jim.

Chookyblue...... said...

Illene.........extra hugs for you today........Lorraine looked gorgeous at the wedding and your doing a good job on the album..........lots of beautiful memories to hang onto.......