Today I share a special story with you.
A special story of a lovely lady...
my middle daughter, Amelia.
We call her Gracie.
September Work in Progress main kit, I am telling the story of this lovely lady.
She is ten.
She loves to be outdoors and explore and discover.
She loves to tell stories, and study about horses.
It's a mystery to me how she knows so much about horses...
because this lovely lady is at a first grade reading level.
Yes, we have done the vision therapy.
Yes, she has seen a therapist or two.
Yes she works at reading every day of her life.
But some say she is deeply dyslexic.
The left side of the layout is a pocket made with one of the pattern papers from the kit. The pocket is home to some sort of progress, or maybe even a set back, that I have documented.
The right side is a series of recent photos of Amelia. The composition is similar from layout to layout. Her photo is the focus. It is framed with stickers from the Basic Grey out of print stickers. More of the same stickers are used to add interest and color. Sequins are added, as well as butterflies. I want her to shine like the stars in the heavens, as well as find the freedom to fly even though she struggles. I used particular words from the DCWV Retro Sayings paper. Words like sweet, smart, good as gold, living art...because she is all those things. And more. That was how she was created. God knew she would have to be stronger than her struggle. And I guess, He knew the perfect girl to chose.
If you have a child who struggles academically, or in any other arena of their life, know you are not alone. There are a lot of us out there. Lot of tears shed. A lot of research done. And a lot of hope always renewed.
Thank you for letting me share this story today.
the album in it's entirety can be found here.