52 stories – number ten – Jump

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

Jump

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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.

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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.