Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In closing

I finally got April's journaling challenge done over at Moments!!! The Challenge was to Journal a Message. I had to ponder this a bit and decided to go back in time when snail mail was the only way to correspond. Because I was a bit chatty on this one (insert eyeroll) I put together a hybrid. Kraft paper which I love and a pop of color for my boy. QK Journaling (which I love and have been overusing lately (but can you really overuse something that cool.)

Journaling: I was 15 when my parents moved us to Florida and I was NOT a happy
camper. I was also incredibly homesick. I missed my friends, I missed my
home, I missed my grandparents.
Letters between my gram and I flew back and forth daily. 
When she closed her letters she would sign off with
Be Good
Be Sweet
Be Mine
Which evolved into the 3 B’s for short. And it went it in both directions.
I also used the 3B’s in closing when I wrote to Nick those times he stayed with his dad.
UNTIL
Nick enlisted. And served in Kosovo and Iraq. (He’s currently doing his
third tour now). I began a new closing on the same premise. The 3 S’s. 
Stay Safe
Shoot to Kill
Show No Mercy
He was/is in harm’s way, and while I knew the 3 B’s were a given, I wanted
to make sure he had a mantra in his head to keep his bad self safe and to 
come home in one piece.                                                                    
                                                                                                                    So, in closing, 
                                                                                                                           3 S’s
                                                                                                                     Love, Mom

6 comments:

  1. love the 3 B's and understand the 3 S's. Great layout Lynn!

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  2. The way you did the title is so perfect!

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  3. Awesome ... awesome ... awesome, you totally always rock these challenges, sometimes I wish I had a mind like yours.

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  4. Oh wow...this is awesome. LOVE the kraft paper.

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