Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tada!

So how do you like the new diggs?! I still have a few things to do, but for the most part it's ready.

Take a moment to read the "introduction" that can be found at the tab on top.  You'll find out how the creation of this blog came about in my head over a year ago.

This blog of course wouldn't be, if it weren't for two very kind KEY individuals.

  1. Leah from Cutesie Blog Designs who was kind enough to put together my ideas into a design and
  2. Lorie from Lorie's Noggin Blog for all these cute graphics you see.
These two women are the heart of my blogging design and for whom without, my ideas would have never happened. If your interested in a BEAUTIFUL new blog design or AWESOME graphics please take a look at their sites for more information.

You see, to just anyone, the Title Page looks like a regular graphic page.  To me, there is symbolism if you can just catch it, but to find it, you must know ME!

Through Lories gifted talent of combining her creative imagination to create a magical graphic masterpiece I was able to bring my dream blog to fruition.

With Leahs expertise in taking my ideas and the graphics, she was able to put them altogether and create EXACTLY what I wanted.

I have never met either woman, but am grateful to both who are such kind-hearted spirits in working with me to give me a great new place to jot down my thoughts.

Now I'll explain the meaning of the graphics.  I LOVE sheep and goats and chickens.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love them and  that I hope to have a small homestead one day to raise livestock and hopefully one day a houseload of children.

There is a mommy and daddy in the front having tea (another one of my favorite pastimes).  If there's one thing I love it's hosting a gathering with tea and coffee in hand.  It blesses my spirit to know that my house is alive with good conversation and plenty of food and tea/coffee to go around.

To the left of the screen you'll find a fence which represents the meanding of my broken heart and spirit.  Just under the arbor you'll find the little boy.  Notice he's not standing with mommy and daddy?  You'll notice just in the air are butterflys which are symbols of preterm losses.  That little boy represents our Jackson Jeffrey who while is with us in spirit, is no longer with us here on earth.  He's standing AWAY from us but each day we move forward, there's not one moment we don't think of him in some way.

In the back you'll find the house.  I am reminded of a home I once stayed at in Scarborough, North Yorkshire England. I miss it terribly and hope one day we'll get to visit again! 

To the side of the door you'll find two empty seats which represent the children we have so long waited for.  Those chairs represent the HOPE of a child/ren.

Don't forget the hearts in the windows.  I think we all know my heart has been broken, but with time God heals all wounds!

The backdrop is fall as are the pumpkins.  They represent October when Jackson Jeffrey was born and the season of which he passed away.  Fall is also our favorite season of the year so it makes sense that we represent the fall season.

For the page divider you'll see "you'll always be in my heart" with a lock and key as well as timeclock.  Obviousely many of you can guess the meaning in it.

Without Lories beautiful creativity and without Leah's persistance and artistry to put all this together and make it look good, I don't believe anyone would understand the meaning behind my idea's for Broken Heart, Mended Fences.

Thank You Leah for the time you put into this project and thank you Lorie for sharing your artistry with the world.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

What a beautiful blog, Rebekah! So glad you've joined blogspot - look forward to coming here often. I love your banner!

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