Today’s post will be different from every other post through out the year as you will see. Each year I create a Memorial Day Card for my son 1LT David T. Wright II. The card you see above is my creation this year. The picture you see below is My Son and My Hero. Being a Gold Star Mom is an honor, in that your child believed strongly enough to sacrifice their own life to keep us free. But trust me when I tell you this is a title no mother should ever have to carry. That being said, I’ve made it my mission in life to make sure that our only child will never be forgotten and that his sacrifice was not in vain.
Like most parents I can talk about my son endlessly, but today I’ll share just a little. David was a stellar athlete and attended the University of Oklahoma on a Track Scholarship as a Hurdler. I chronicled all of his athletic adventures beginning in High School through an annual Scrapbook. He absolutely loved receiving them as one of his Christmas presents each year and treasured them. He would actually save all types of important memorabilia throughout the year and give them to me to incorporate into his upcoming scrapbook.
When David graduated from college and entered the Army the scrapbooking continued just switching from his athletic career to his military career. Grieve is a crippling emotion and it took me seven years to find my way back to paper crafting. This last year has been an unbelievable journey for me both in mind and spirit, as I’ve started my business and watched it grow. My Hero has been in my ear, cheering me on and reminding me “Mom, I did this so you and everyone I love can be free to shine your light, be who you are and do what you love.” I remember this every time I enter my craft room and David watches over me from a wall I have dedicated to him. So, in short my Son is my Hero for many reasons as you can imagine and inspiring me to craft on is one of them.
The card above was actually created during my Craftin Till the Cows Come Home Facebook Live last week and if you would like to learn how I created it you can CLICK HERE for the video.