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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Restoring My Soul Challenge Winner

Winning Layout by Creatively Obsessed - AKA Michele

Kit is Sonja By Claudi Designs
Font is Times New Roman

As a child I have been through and/or seen my mother go through every form of abuse you can imagine, and some I hope you can’t. I grew up in the worst neighborhoods and went to terrible schools. As a matter of self preservation, at the age of thirteen, after a long stay in the hospital, I built a mental wall, blocking out almost my entire childhood. I remember that things happened to me, I remember what happened,
but I no longer remembered the specific details of the various events. I no longer cared about anything. During my teen years I “had issues”.
It was only by the grace of God that I did not wind up in jail or dead in an alley.

Eventually I met a man who was like not other, the same man that became your father. He worked hard to tear down my wall. He taught me to laugh, I learned to love again. Still there has always been a part of me that remains unseen,the shadows are still there.

When the Lord brought you into my life, I thought he wanted me to help you. While our situations were not exactly the same, you too had a very difficult beginning. In all the world I knew, there were few who could understand you as I do.
I knew I could help you through. There was still time to save you.

Little did I know that was not all God had planned. To help you, I have had to face my own demons that lay buried deep inside. I soon realized that was God’s plan all along. He gave me to you and you to me and we became family.
I thought I was saving you, all the while you were saving me.

It is a long hard road ahead, but we will walk together.


Anonymous said...

beautiful lo and such touching journaling. great pick!

Sunny said...

These are such great layouts! Thank you for your support~

Michelle McVaney said...

wow! These are fabulous! Keep up the great work ladies!! What an inspiration!

Creatively Obsessed said...

Thanks everyone. Such a treat to see my layout on the front page :0)