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Scrapbook page I made for my sister in memory of her husband who died last month. My sister loves this layout. She is going to hang it on her wall because it tells the story of their love. It may seem like an ending, but the memories will keep him alive in our hearts.


The night before Rich died, my nephew, Brian, handed his Ipod to my sister so she could listen to some music. The song he randomly chose was "The Dance" written by Tony Areta and sung by Garth Brooks. My sister, with tears in her eyes, bent down and said, "Richie, listen to this song!" My nephew took a video of that tender moment. The song is perfect for them. Their lives have been difficult, with 3 of their children dying before they were 14, but their faith is strong, as is their love. Rich was able to call all of his grandchildren to tell them goodbye. He and Geri talked until about 1 in the morning. He died a few hours later.


They "could have missed the pain", but they "would have had to miss the dance".


I used Holy Night stars paper by Shalae Tippetts and several edging and distress brushes I bought on Scrapgirls. The music notes are ABR_UrbanLive_Trans_Letter



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This is such a touching page and amazing story. Your photos are wonderful and I really like how you've softly blended them into the background. I also really like the sparkles and your framing and I can see why your sister would want to frame and hang this. Thanks for sharing this special page and story.

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I have tears in my eyes just looking at your page and reading the story. That song is a beauty and you did such a great job with the blending. I can see why your sister wants to hang it where she can see it often.

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oh my goodness, this is so tender and feel like we are looking into a very private holy spot, how perfect the song is for them. Bless your sister as she looks at this and remembers.

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