Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Her Hands...

It was my turn this week at Wicked Princesses to pop up the inspiring interior for their big comp. My room was a conservatory, with lots of clean lines, pinks and greens.
I did this LO about my mums hands (using my Storyboard kit again).... Lots of journalling...my mum had the softest hands you have ever felt.


I miss these hands. They were so soft. So scarred. So totally HER. I wonder how many times in my life those hands held mine. How many times they comforted me when I was sick or sad. They held your beloved grandbabies. Told stories, did craft, cooked and created. How many loads of washing did they hang, how many dishes did they wash? I loved how those hands were often held by my dad. They were so in love, even after 35 years of marriage. I love the scars, from all of those years of dialysis. I love that I got to hold those hands as you died even if it broke my heart. Selfishly, I want them back. Only you and your beautiful hands could help me get through something hurting this bad, but them and you are gone.
I loved her hands....

And some of the windows in the LO
I just love these colours...

And I really do miss those hands...


Photograph by KellyD

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9 comments:

LisaW said...

Absolutely beautiful journalling and layout Kirsty. You brought a tear to my eye. hugs.

danndel said...

So beautiful, Mary is luckly to have such a wonderful daughter who remembers her is such a special and moving way.

Bridgette said...

aww sweet i feel for you, this brings tears to my eyes i can only imagine how you felt while you were doing this LO, its just gorgeous
big hugs xx

Kate said...

its such a beautiful page and beautiful journalling kirst. she was one special lady :) xo

Lauren said...

I've said it before - you have such a beautiful way with words. You've bought tears to my eyes. And that layout is just stunning.

Kerryn said...

Just beautiful in so many ways.
x

Sar said...

Awww Kirsty, your journalling is amazing and beautiful and totally thought provoking...it made me think about my mum and her hands and how I totally take her for granted some days. Thank you honey. xoxo

Sarah Lou said...

totally beautiful. the page and the journaling. just perfect

Kim said...

want to comment Kirsty...but I just cant...too close to home...just beautiful though