Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What We Teach Our Children


When God places little angels in our keeping, we as parents are responsible for what we teach them. Sometimes the lessons and hard, sometimes they're easy. Sometimes their coplicated, but sometimes they're extremely simple. For me the simplest thing and most natural thing to do is to pray. Pray for protection for my children, for good health. Pray that I can be as good a grandmother to Emma and Allie as My grandmother was to me and as my mother and sister are to their grandchildren. I've always been blessed with good Godly female role models and I've never had to look outside my own family. That's the one thing in life I hope I can achieve.

So Heavenly, Tilda, is a Magnolia that crawled right into my heart. I saw her and had to have her. When I look at her and see her sweet peaceful face, I see the same innocence that I see when I look at Allie and Emma. You always think of things you want to teach them, things you want to do with and for them. I look at her and can see my sweet great nieces, Paige and Madelyn and Ella and know that there is still good things happening in this world. Little girls are being born into good families and hope lives on. They renew us and give us our second wind.



I wanted to keep her simple and sweet. The card stock is from SU and the papers are from Debbie Mumm's paper stack for Girls and by DCWV. I colored Tilda with copics and used nestabilities for the circles. I sprayed the pink circle with Pearl Glimmer Mist and I love it! I used pearl drops from Kaiser on the corners and crystal stickles on Tilda's wings. The dove inside is also from the So Heavenly collection.

I hope you enjoy her and can find the sweet peacefullness in your life that she has in her sweet face and that we find in the hope of things to come for our children.

15 comments:

Danni said...

What a sweet card. I love the sparkly circle behind her and the designer paper is so pretty!

Lizzie said...

lizzie68
Susan I think she is just beautiful. I think we love these stamps beacuse it shows us the innocence of a child...just beautiful you have done a great job, so love your work
Cheers Lizzie (Magnolia group friend)

Kimmie0270 said...

This post and card are both absolutely precious! I LOVE them both... the innocence of a chidl.

Heather said...

It is perfect! she is so innocnet and sweet! and thank you for reminding us when we feel lost and afraid or when we are worried about our children, the best t hing we can do is pray! the power of prayer is like no ohter! God Bless!

Kelly aka chantryss said...

Your post is touching and your card is simply beautiful.

Denise Clark said...

All those Tilda images creep into my heart, but this one is super sweet! Great job with her!

Denise

Debby said...

She is beautiful! I haven't been by in a few days. I love everything. You do nice work.

Christine Riley said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I absolutley adore this image and you've created such a lovely card with it. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Christine

Kim said...

A beautiful card! I love that Tilda too!
Hugs~ Kim

Claudia Rosa said...

susan.. this is really really adorable. i love your color choice with this image.
love
claudia

Jeanette said...

Your card is beautiful and so are the words written in your post.
Hugs Jeanette

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This card is lovely, such a sweet image and your right, simple is best, Hugs Linda x

Claudia Rosa said...

susan this is just darling
hugs
claudi

Janet said...

lovely card:) love the sparkle:)

i have also tagged you on my blog!! oops!!

hugs
janet

Danielle Richard said...

This card is so darn cute. It really tugs at my heartstrings!! Great Job!!
Danielle
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