Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Capturing Everyday Miracles

I find that capturing everyday miracles is sometimes a case of being in the right place, at the right time & with your camera at the ready.

Case in point:

I happened to capture this miracle last summer in Minneapolis at the Mall of America on our family vacation. We were taking a break from Nickelodeon Universe and went to explore Legoland. I must have been trailing behind for some reason (maybe I got distracted by something shiny! ;) ) Anyway, when I got to where the kids were, I immediately noticed that my boys were holding hands-- not a common occurence to say the least. But, in being in such a large place, I'm sure they felt safer this way. But whatever the reason, I knew I had to capture this moment on film.

I love how the everyday miracles which which God blesses us include our relationships!

Here's the layout I made with this precious photo:

I used Bazzill (cream) and Papertrey Ink cardstock (hawaiian shores), American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket & The Girls' Paperie patterned paper, a Basic Grey fabric brad, Papertrey Ink stamps (Wonderful Words, Half & Half) and die (Half & Half) and my Quickutz Alphabet dies (reuse).

Other times for me, it's just a matter of taking a photo to remember a moment.

Here's another example:

We were having a wiener roast the other night. I was sitting behind my youngest son while he was roasting a marshmallow. All of a sudden, I heard him singing softly: "Take my life and let it be, all for You and for Your glory. Take my life and let it be Yours.” It was a chorus from a praise song we’d sung that morning in church. It made me so happy to hear this and I knew I wanted to remember it always, so I took this photo:

Yes, it's from behind and you can't see his face. But I felt moving around in front of him would have ruined the moment. Besides, this is the true memory for me.

Here's how I scrapbooked it:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (enchanted evening, kraft, stamper's select white), and Half & Half die. I also used Crate Paper patterned paper and a download for the title from a Big Picture Class.

Have you captured any everyday miracles lately? We'd love to see them!


antenucci said...

Love the simple beauty of these layouts - makes you just take a moment and catch the miracle! Great job!

Sherri said...

Each of these memories is so precious Leigh. Just reading about them brought a smile to my face, and made my heart just a little bit more tender in the moment.

Lisa H said...

These are great moments to preserve. Thanks for sharing them with us Leigh.

Elizabeth said...

Leigh your layouts always are bursting with your life and the lives of your family too! I think that's an amazing thing!!!!