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Saturday, October 11, 2008

MARA's BOM CHALLENGES ...

I am sorry, Mara, that I am only uploading your Challenges now but have been trying to put them alongside each other and haven't been able to do so - not sure why??? Will keep trying but have decided to show the world your talent in the meanwhile ....

Challenge No. 1

This is a close-up of her journalling booklet ....

And here is Mara' journalling ... I love how everyone interprets these Challenges in their own unique ways ...
Challenge 1 - Introduction to me

I call this layout - SKERWE VAN MY LEWE

I have done a single page all in pinks and geens and blues.
I shattered an old CD - painted and inked the edges and pasted it in its originl form on my blog. the title was stamped and pasted over the broken CD.

I also created mini book that slide in behind the tied ribbons. i have also taken a photo of the folded open mini book. Sory my pics are not so good as I am taking them with my cellphone.

My journalling is inside the mini book, and the last paragraph is on the tag. Journalling is as follows:

Was jy ook drie jaar oud met 'n ouma wat vir jou so lief was soos die lewe self? Wat jou styf gekoester het as die lewens storme om jou gewoed het. 'n Ouma wie se boesem nooit te klein was vir 'n drukkie nie.
Was jy ook vyf jaar oud en jou enigste maats was die feetjies in jou agtertuin? Die mees geduldigste maatjies, wat ure vir jou kon wag as jy eers moet eet of was of leer. Feetjies met fyn blomme rokkies en sysagte vlerkies.
Was jy ook twaalf jaar oud en moes jy voor jou geliefde ouma se oop graf staan. Almal huil en jy wonder hoekom want ouma gaan huis toe, waar al Jesus se kosbare pereltjies mos gaan. Jy wonder net hoekom is die kis so klein as ouma so groot was.
Was jy ook sestien, en in matriek? Gelukkig. Jy het die wereld aan jou voete. Jou punte is goed. Daar is niks wat jou kan stuit nie. Jy leef vir die eerste keer weer werklik. Jou drome is groot en bereikbaar.
Was jy ook sewentien, verlief, nee lief? Innig lief. En trou met die man van jou drome. Jy behoort weer. Iewers is jou tuiste. 'n Holte vir jou voete. En jy is steeds lief.
Was jy ook agttien en swanger? Almal wat dink jy is te jonk vir 'n baba. Maar jy hou uit. Jy werk harder. Jy steur jou nie aan wat enigiemand van jou sê. Dis net jy, jou man en jul baba. En 'n blink toekoms wat wink.
Was jy ook sewe en twintig en hoor jy kan jou pa vir die eerste keer in jou lewe ontmoet? Hoe wonderlik en voltallig is alles nie. 'n Eie pappa om lief te hê. 'n Eie pappa wat vir jou “meisiekind” noem.
Was jy ook dertig en “on top of the world”? Niks kan jou stuit nie. Jy is jy. En naas God is die belangrikste mense in jou lewe jou gesin. En leef jy elke dag ten volle.
Al hierdie is die skerwe van my lewe en as ek hulle bymekaarsit, en weer las, dan is dit nou nie perfek nie, maar tog onmiskenbaar EK.

I did not want to make a recollection of a CV e.g. where was I born, how old am I, mom and dad names, etc etc I wanted to recap on my life so far in a few sentences because that is who I am. A date does not make me, a name neither.


Bom Challenge No. 7 - Page 1

Bom Challenge No. 7 - Page 2

This is what Mara had to say about the things she LOVES ...

I love the way's
The way God provides for me and my family
The way darling husband loves me, the way he looks at me, the way he touches me


I love the love of
My kids – they love me unconditionally, because they are a part of me as I am a part of them
Dad and stepmom – they loved me even way before they knew me, they love me for who I am

I love the meaning
of life. I love to live and live out loud
of love. It makes me complete and defines who I am, you will be known by those that love you

I love the taste of
fresh fruit. Nature's gift to us all. Apples, guavas, oranges, strawberries. Delightful indeed.
His kiss. It makes my whole world turn around.

I love the feeling of
satin sheets. Luxurious.
Rain on my skin. The refreshing feeling of water. Cleansing. Purifying.

I love to
read read read
write write write
make memories last forever through my scrapbooking
enjoy life, creating a legacy

I love living in
South africa – our beautiful land, the place I call home, where the sunsets are more beautiful than the eye can imagine, where lions roar, where a nation can stand together, where grass is always greener than on the other side

I love to dream
in full colour, when I am sleeping even when I am awake

I love the times
I spend with my family and friends, the happy times, and the sad times

I love holidays and weekends at
the empty open spaces of the free state – especially our piece of land SWEETWATERS
Betty's bay – I love the sea on the one side and the mountain on the other
Kimberley – the town DH grew up in, the old mine museum, the big hole, the ghosts of this old miners town

In general I love
Babies and children, they always seem to be attracted to me. I love playing with kids, listening to them

I love listening to
nature's sounds – the birds and frogs and crickets, etc.
the sound of the ocean, the sound of rain, the sound of the wind

I love
FLOWER – kosmosse
COLOUR purple. Such a magical colour
SONG – truly deeply madly by savage garden
SONG 2 – you sang to me – March Anthony
OLD TIME MOVIE – dirty dancing
ANTIQUES

And I love to
entertain
create
enjoy
discover

I love these words
Psalm 121
Spreuke 31
but most of all

I love my life and I wouldn't want to change thing

I love him – and I'll marry him all over again I have to

I love them because they are my children, they complete me

I love to be me, even though I am not perfect or beautiful

Thanks, Mara, for a peek into who you really are and well done on two amazing Lo's ...

Love,

5 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Baie dankie Mara, dat jy ons 'n tree ingelaat het in jou wereld en wie JY is. Jy het 'n verskriklike unieke skryfstyl ... dis so maklik om te lees, en aan te hou lees al is daar nie meer woorde nie. Jou uitlegte is ook besonders en ek sien jy hou ook van pers soos die ander BOM-er, Michelle, my vriendin. Kan nie wag om die res van jou lewensverhaal te lees nie. Groete. Desire

Sophia said...

Great LO Mara...

KJ-Starre said...

My goodness I almost fell of my chair I got such a fright when the music kicked in hahahaha! my sound is mostly on mute so I was so NOT prepared.

Lovely pages & journaling...great job!

Libby said...

Well done Mara!

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely layout Mara - purple is a great colour - my favourite too!!