Sunday, June 1, 2008

{A Woman of Strength}

This was done in conjunction of {Create}'s May Challenge on Tribute to Women. I thought to do this LO to be dedicated to my late granny whether I will be in time for the submission or not.

This is dedicated to my beloved gramps for her dedication to me and living her life to the fullest despite battling the final stages of cancer.

Just to share the background behind this LO, this beautiful picture of my grandma and I was taken on my wedding day in July 2004. The medical oncologists only gave her to live till Feb 2004, which is 4 months before my wedding day. My mom and uncles were in a frantic rush to try to push forward the wedding date without telling me the actual reason why. All my mom asked my grandma was,"Do you want us to bring forward the wedding? You think about it and pray about it and let me know" That was in Oct/Nov 2003.

My grandma told my mom," No need, I've prayed and talked to the Lord already, we'll proceed with July 2004"

My granny fought with the will to live, to see me married, to be a witness to the event of her precious, eldest grand-daughter. The Lord was exceedingly abunduntly good, more than what we can ask or even think, despite the fact that she nearly died while being on her chemotherapy to try to extend her life..... she only passed on in Sept 2004.....


The poem {A Woman of Strength}:

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape...
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear...
A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her...but a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone...
A strong woman walks sure footedly...but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls...
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face...but a woman of strength wears grace...
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

This is quite a personal LO for me, though it lacked my usual shabby chic techniques of inking and all, but it carried the heart of the essence that my grandma is a woman of strength. The floral cut-outs are to remember her love for flowers and how she tended to them when she was still around.

Thanks for looking and allowing me to share my heart today.


1 comment:

scrap-myself-silly said...

Sophia....this one's GORGEOUS !

-aniza-