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Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Happy Saturday, everyone!  I have something a little different to share with you all today…a digital scrapbook layout that I created using one of Jen Tapler’s sketches for the Scrappy Sunday Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet.  All of the components are from the digital scrapbooking kit called “1st and 10” by Libby Weifenbach, except for the stitching which is from the kit “Bad Sewing Machine IV: Don’t Be A Square” by Traci Reed.  The journaling was done using the font DejaVu Sans Mono.

We are a football-loving household, and we really had fun going to our oldest son’s games.  He played on both the junior varsity and varsity teams, so we were at the ball field twice a week as a family.  Unfortunately, those days are over.  A month ago, Christian sustained a major concussion (his fourth one in four years) and can no longer be involved in any contact sports whatsoever.  It was quite a blow for him since he’s always been so athletic, and he has been suffering from horrible headaches and neck pain since the day of the injury.  He has been in and out of doctors’ offices.  He’s had x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and C-spine films done, and we have an appointment with a neurologist in January (but I’m trying to get him in sooner).  Needless to say, it’s been a struggle watching him miss out on sports since it’s his junior year of high school…but it’s even worse seeing him in such physical pain.  Please lift him up in prayer as we wait to hear the neurologist’s conclusions and recommendations.

That’s it for today!  Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with another Mercy’s Magnificent Musings post!  Until then…

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9 comments:

Marisa said...

Great layout. Sorry to hear about your son's concussions and resulting inability to play contact sports...as an athlete myself, I can fully relate to how he must be feeling :( Hoping you can find something to ease the pain he is in. Have you tried a chiropractor? Just saying.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous page! I love the football paper with the 50yd line...perfect for your photo. So sorry to hear about your son's injury. I hope they are able to diagnose and heal him soon.

cardcrazy said...

Wonderful layout! I'm sorry to hear about your son, I hope that he starts feeling better soon.
Hugs,
Peggy

Carolina said...

So sorry to read about your son...hope you're able to get him an appointment sooner than January. Will keep him in my prayers!

LOVE what you do with the layout. I'm sure it's something he'll treasure for years to come.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful layout-miss Jen and I were talking how you took to digi-scrapping like you've been doing it forever-you are SO talented w/ these pages! Love you and always praying for Christian. Tell him his Yankee friend sends him some love :) xoxo see you soon my sweet friend!!!

Joanne B. said...

Mercy, I'm so sorry to hear that Christian has sustained such a serious injury. Worrying for all of you and praying that the specialists can get him onto their schedule soon. I'm sure it must be so hard for him to have to watch the rest of the season.... poor kid.

(((Hugs))) to you Mercy!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your page is gorgeous. I am so sorry about your boy, though. I will keep him, and your whole family in my thoughts. I hope you can get him in sooner, and everything works out ok.

Lorie said...

This page is amazing Mercy! I can't help but to think, as I read your post, that God has something wonderful planned for your son and as hard as it is for him it doesn't have to do with contact sports. Only good things will come from this situation once he can see past his disappointment. Many blessings and hugs to you all!

DJreflections said...

I really liked your little bumble bee card. S0 cute. You have a lot of nice postings. Thanks for sharing.