OK gang...it's been a really rough weekend. I am dealing with another root canal I have to get surgery on, cleaning, getting organized preparing for Scrap Pink (thank you Ady for your help on Friday night) cutting 500 turkey kits, and dealing with the loss of the beautiful Aleida Franklin. This has hit me really hard, and I am amazed as I really have no answers as to why her death has impacted me this way. Her husband posted about this difficult time and how sad that a young 22 year old ran a red light, T-boned her car and Aleida died instantly. That quick, that simple. I can imagine the burden this young woman will carry for the rest of her life. I have thought about little except this loss during the weekend. One thing I know for sure is that Aleida left her children and husband a legacy with the beautiful albums she created. This has made such an impact on me. I am literally making changes in the way I scrapbook, how I teach and how I invest my time in this industry. I love this business and even though it is not always fun for me, I love to see a completed album in front of me. It is one of the most amazing feelings I love to experience. I encourage you all to work more diligently in being your families historian. Many of us have thousands of dollars worth of materials...but how many albums, or projects are truly completed? I made inventory last night of what I have completed....I was surprised to find out I have 31 albums completed. Yet, I have a ton of projects pending. This tragedy has made me want to get back to my old ways, and literally work on my personal albums every single day. I encourage you to do the same.
HUGS and a lot of love to all those who are mourning this loss.