Well another week and two more layouts in the Choose Joy study. This time I’m using MagsGraphics – Faith365: Fruit of the Spirit kit. I received this kit for review. In addition to the kit I also have the add-on available such as borders and word art. This kit has some very beautiful papers that could be used for any type of layout. But the word art that is specific to the Fruit of the Spirit really makes this a wonderful kit to use for any Faith journey album. It was perfect for the two layouts I created for Week 2 of the Choose Joy study.
The first layout features Grandma Lillian. She was such a special person in my life. I always felt that she loved me unconditionally and her life truly reflected the Fruit of the Spirit. She had much in her life that she had to overcome but she rose to challenge and encourages others to always do their best and strive for more. I modified Andre Gold template 862 in creating this layout. The font is Berlin Sans.
The second layout I created is a picture of my son Samuel who was born into Heaven on July 31, 2000. It was one of the hardest test of my faith. I grieved, yet God in his faithfulness allowed me to also have joy in the midst of my sorrow. My one prayer was that even if I was unaware of it I wanted something good to come from this tragedy. I found out that Samuel’s funeral brought closure and healing to others who had stillbirth in an era that “dealt” with it while the mother was still in the hospital. The local hospital had been so supportive in allowing us to have time with our son and then in creating a whole roll of picture memories for us to cherish. I used Andrea Gold template 841. I think the font is Vladimir Script.
I have gotten so much from this study so far and can’t wait to continue working through it in the weeks to come.