music & lyrics blog hop

Happy Birthday, Elvis!
I cannot really say that I am a fan (oh, stop your booing!) but I can appreciate his music. My dad loves the guy so I grew up listening to quite a bit of it. honor of this music legend's birthday some of the girls over at Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class decided to put together a music & lyrics blog.

And I am participating!

But, oops...with everything that I have had going on lately I had forgotten to put together a layout.
(it is okay to boo me here...)
But thanks to Helen, who sent me the reminder, I was able to whip together a page.
Because it is 2:00am right now and I am still working on my final project for my grad class, I decided to give digital a whirl again.
Not knowing photoshop, again.
But I made do, again.

This page is dedicated to my mom, who I lost last month. This is my first page about her since I found out that she couldn't fight any longer and cancer won the battle.
I hate cancer.

There are so many songs that make me think of her when I hear them, but there is one in particular that I listened to several times in the days and weeks after she passed away.
When I hear the song "It Will Be Me" by Melissa Etheridge, I always think of her.
It is comforting to think that she is still here, watching over me and loving me.
That even though she is not here in person, she is there in the subtleties of life, with me always.
This song communicates that for me.

This page might be simple, but it is for her.
And for everyone else who has ever lost someone they love.

Be sure to visit these ladies who are also participating in this challenge today, their picks will be sure to get your toes tapping and creativity flowing!


Nadine said...

I am sorry for your loss.

and it's a lovely LO for your mom.

simple, touching, beautiful.

thank you for sharing (:

JO SOWERBY said...

oh i am so impressed with your ability to talk so opennly about your mum so soon after she passed away and i am sorry for her passing. music i have found often says what we are feeling at times when we are lost for words. these lyrics are truly beautiful and if they say that much about your mum she was a truly spectacular person.
thank you for sharing such an intimate and profound story and LO.
jo xxx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and personal layout, and a great twist on the "music" theme. I'm sorry for your loss. I almost lost my mom to cancer 5 years ago. My prayers are with you as you heal.

rockchickhelen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mum, my family lost a friend to cancer last year. Thank you for joining us on the blog train, and well done for getting your post together so quickly.
Helen :)

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Love the page:) I'm sure you mom does too:)

Rachel said...

The page is really lovely. Quiet and sweet.

ceruleanblue said...

What a beautiful layout, so beautiful. The photo is precious.

{melissa} said...

thanks you everyone. your thoughtful comments have made me smile all day :)

Alissa Ferullo said...

What a beautiful, beautiful layout and tribute to your mom. I am so very sorry for your loss, but pray that you find peace and feel her in your everyday life. Love the photograph!

thu said...

that was a really touching post :)

Sian said...

Absolutely beautiful page. Very moving Melissa.

Carrie said...

Beautiful. Sending big hug.

Angela said...

You've really moved me with this post Melissa. You've been very brave to share such a personal story. Beautiful words to explain how you feel about your mum x

Melissa said...

That is a very loving and beautiful tribute page. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Pam said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I am so sorry for your loss.

This Lovely City said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are a strong person for being able to create such a beautiful page for your mom so soon after her passing. I'm sure she would be so touched... I wish there was something I could do for you. Just know my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Beautiful work, Melissa <3

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