Look at this amazing scrapbooker’s work….definitely a work of he(art).  See how you can express your heart’s desires for your children in a way that they will cherish for all of their lives.  Look at the amazing way she weaves in what is important to her and her husband as parents…..and I especially love the promise section.  Think about doing this for your children.  Can you imagine being a child and reading this from your mom?   Maybe you think you could never be so eloquent as Wilna…..so what!  Express what is in your heart in a simple way….maybe even in the form of a list….I promise…, I promise….or tell them what you have found in life is important.  Maybe write a rough draft in a journal book or a scratch paper while you are waiting for something somewhere……What you say and how you say it is YOU and that is what is precious to your loved ones….not sounding like someone else.  My advice:  Just do it!  You won’t regret it.

Visit her blog at http://www.wilnaf.blogspot.com/  For me it is a daily read….it inspires me….it motivates me to share my heart with those around me……

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Patterned Paper, Tags and transparency cut-outs: MME (Bohemia) Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp Pen: Muji gel roller. Rhinestones: Basic Gray (big pink one) and Making Memories. Other: Acrylic paint, transparency, craft paper, string.

Journaling reads:

Dear Girls
Becoming “mom” sure is one of my highest achievements. Being your mom is the greatest blessing on earth. Apart from the great reward there is in raising the three of you, there is also a huge responsibility. Seeing you become such delightful girls leaves me with absolutely no regrets. I do not regret the way your dad and I are training you, for I see a great many fruit in your lives and with that abundant joy. I don’t regret waiting for the right man… and I don’t regret working through the tough times with your dad for I know that great marriages make great parents. I don’t regret being a strict mom… I know at the moment you need the strength of leadership rather than friendship – which will come later on. Dad and I have an ultimate goal in raising you: to be great friends when you are all grown up. I don’t regret instilling morality into your hearts over and over again. How many times have we said: be kind to one another and look out for one another. Teaching you big words like “integrity” and what it means even if you are only four or five years old. But I know in doing it your behavior will follow. I have no remorse to teach you that what you do not desire, do not put before others. That we are all important because God loves us all equally. I am thankful for the moral compass that God has placed in our hearts for I know that to teach you virtue ONE example {ME} is more important than a thousand lectures. I know that allowing you to grow into your new and ever expanding world in an orderly fashion really enhances learning and minimize the need for correction. Being your mom means I lavish you with praise after a job well done and I continually tell you that you are the best and most beautiful because I know that verbal affirmation is never unnecessary. I thank God that He has taught us that wise parenting is far better than power parenting. I have no regrets. I love being your mom. I have no regrets, but I do have some promises. I promise that I will be the best mom to you that I can be. I promise to love and care for you as long as there is life within me. I promise to train you up to be well balanced young ladies. I know that I cannot do it in my own strength but through God who strengthens me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in His sufficiency. I promise to pray for you. That you will love God and walk with Him everyday. God promise to be there for you. He promise to be your strength, your personal bravery, and your invincible army; He will make your feet like hinds’ feet and will make you to walk, not to stand still in terror, but to walk and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble, suffering, or responsibility! I promise to be an excellent example to you of how to be a good wife and mother and friend. I will be there fro you no matter what is going on in your life. I will not judge, criticize or gossip about you. I love you. If you are good I love you and if you are naughty I love you. It’s your WHO and not your Do that is important to me. I will teach you to be fascinating women, who are full of spunk and not ashamed of who they are. I promise to teach you to love yourself and think yourself beautiful. I will apologize when I am wrong and I will continue to remind you how important you are to me. I love being your mom. I love this growth in me becoming it more and more. You are my heart. My life. My greatest achievement ever.

Love you


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