Wow its the start of the month again! Which means its time for 'Pick your precious'.
This month I've picked my scrapbooking stash. This isn't typically an 'item' but scrapbooking is such a huge part of my life and is so important to me I couldn't not include it.
She was a lifesaver. After Caitlin was born thing were obviously even more difficuilt and by this time I'd lost contact with pretty much all of my friends so was very isolated. Yvonne (my worker) suggested finding something for me, that I could do to be myself and not a mum/wife/nurse. However like most new Mums my world resolved so fully around the kids I felt guilty doing anything else. if I was sitting watching tv I felt I should be cleaning or something to make their lives better. I'd used to do card making so enjoyed crafting and knowing Marks illness Yvonne suggested making a life book, putting things in it about Mark so the kids would remember their daddy if he wasn't around when they grew up. With this in mind I bought 'Scrapbook inspirations' and that was it I was hooked :) Though this hobby I have made SO many friends online who I have met up with, had amazing support from and really been a lifeline to me over the years, I've found a hobby I love which I can express myself through and now as Caitlins getting older she joins in as well. :) I've also done a number of classes and workshops to help others to scrap photos to help them bond or make life books for their families or foster children and now use it to help bond with my niece Mollie.
And to think it all started with a magazine :)
Thanks for reading my story, please go to Sians blog hereto read more :)