52 stories – number ten – Jump


Hello and welcome to week ten in this story telling adventure.



My ‘test’ if you will, to knowing if I’ve succeeded in my quest to capture the story, will be that if I can just quote the journaling I’ve used on the page and not need/want to add anything here in the post to explain it further, then I have done it, I’ve got all the bits of the story down.

Here’s the story from this page –

She’s a danger girl. Okay so jumping off a swing isn’t exactly dare devil but you get the drift. Right now she jumps. Her fearlessness both scares me and makes me smile. Go out there H and do it. Be fearless. Take that feeling you get just before you jump and be all of it. Jump my darling girl. Leap.

The takeaway from story number ten/would I add anything more?

For years when I made pages about my nephews or nieces I only told the story of the event or perhaps I didn’t add many words at all. Sometimes I still do simply tell the story of the event because that’s what I want to document. But sometimes I want to say more. I know that many scrapbookers use their pages as a place to write about their hopes for their children. Now that I’m older and have a different perspective on childhood I can see the beauty in that approach.

That is what I chose to do here. My hopes for my niece. The photos were of a perfectly lovely day last summer when H was happy for me to snap away and she swang back and forth jumping off or standing up on the swing seat. I could have told that story, of a lovely hour or so spent in her company. But I went a different route and I managed to get it all there on the page.

I think it’s good to remember to go that different route sometimes.


52 stories is a year long series or adventure in my story telling. Can I get the whole story onto a layout? Am I telling the stories I want to tell? Read the inspiration post here.