After 15 months .. this is the picture that got me wanting to scrap again :-)
I printed the picture onto transparency .. thought it would be kinda cool ..
Sorry about the flash but it was hard to take a pic of for some reason ...
There is hidden journaling behind the picture which can be pulled out ..
This is what it says:
Grade 9 Grad
I am so proud of you Justin.
I never made it to my grade 9 grad, so when you did and I was there to share this with you, I was oh so happy!! You may not know this but I had a mini breakdown in the back of the gym when you went up to the stage to get your certificate. My camera died just as I went to take your picture. I was crying, your dad felt so bad for not bringing his camera. I just wanted to capture this moment and I was soo disappointed I was not able to with a picture. I was so happy when I was able to finally obtain a picture of you and your friends after the grad that was taken by another parent.
I want so much more for you then what I had growing up. I made a lot of decisions early on in my life that were what was best for me at the time. When you were born, you made me rethink what I needed to be doing with my life. I set goals for our future. I went back to school, I worked some really crappy jobs and never gave up on the goals I set. I worked really hard to get to where we are today.
My wish for you is that you stay in school, you make goals for yourself, you live life to the fullest, you enjoy your childhood / teen years and most of all that you are happy.
Love you son .. 2009
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Devin, Justin, Wyatt, Nate ~ June 2008