Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


They say who you are is a collection of the people who came before you. My brother Andre and I never really had the opportunity to get to know our grandparents. I met my mother's father when I was two or so, but he passed away when I was five. My brother wasn't even born yet. My mother lost her mother at a young age as did my father. Andre and I were fortunate enough to meet our grandfather Don Felix a couple of, but he only spoke Spanish, and at that time we only spoke English. (That's a whole 'nother story.)

My parents do have pictures of our many relatives. That is quite a blessing as I have met many people who have no pictures of their ancestors. My brother and I grew up seeing these pictures and hearing stories about some of them. I have been going through some of those photos and have used pictures of my mother's parents to create a scrapbook page on Scrapblog.

I created this layout in response to Noel's challenge using Virginia T's design. The journaling is in Spanish and says, "Because I never met you, from time to time, I look at your pictures and ask myself, 'Which of you am I most like?' "


noelmignon said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!!


MJ said...

Thanks for popping past my blog and leaving your comment on my bubbling post!!

It was interesting reading your insights on family photos on this post/scrapbook layout. Fruit to think about! Thanks!

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