Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Word Art Wednesday #100

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday.  I can't believe we've hit the 100 mark!!!!  This week is the 100th week of Word Art Wednesday!  Little did I know when I was asked to join the inagural design team for the Word Art Wednesday challenge in December of 2011 that it would turn into the huge success it is today.  We have over 550 followers on the challenge blog and have been blessed with over 200 entries for several weeks now.  Isn't God awesome!!!!  Thanks to Cassandra Cushman for starting this challenge and to Karen Letchworth, our fantastic challenge leader, blog administrator, and sister in Christ, for taking it over when Cassandra entered another season of her life.  Thanks too to Karen Murray for providing us with our beautiful word art every week.

Speaking of seasons, this week's word art comes from the Book of Ecclesiastes...

I believe God takes us through different seasons in our lives to mold and shape us into the people He wants us to be.  Some seasons are wonderful, others not so pleasant and  much harder to endure, but they all are necessary for our growth.   I am so blessed to have "inherited" my grandmother's photo album and some of her papers, because through her photos I am getting a glimpse of some of the seasons of her life and my mother's life.

My mother enlisted in the Army in January of 1952.  Prior to that she had spent 2 years in college. She decided to join the Army to give her brother that was next to her in age the opportunity to go to college as her parents couldn't afford to send both of them.  That alone is a testiment to the type of women she was.  The Army was her ticket out of the small Mississippi town she grew up in.  She got to travel the world during her 3 year army career.  The Army was also where she met my father.  She was honorably discharged in December of 1954 and she married my Dad in February of 1955.   They were married for 46 years before she passed in 2001.  I'd say her Army time was a pretty important season in her life!   On today's layout, I used a photo of my Mom in the Army at age 20.  

I hope you join the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. Feel free to save today's word art to your computer for your personal use. Check out the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog to see what the other design team members created with this week's word art. If you are new to our challenge, check out the challenge guidelines to find out how you can be eligible for the prize drawing from this week's sponsors Lisa's Altered Art and Eureka Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!


  1. Another fabulous photo, Gemiel! You've created a beautiful page to showcase it! :o)

  2. Gemiel this page is fabulous - I love how you have used the circles to emphasis the 'cycles of life' theme.

    Surgery is all over and I am home - now I have to learn to take things quietly for the next few weeks!! Thank you for your prayers. XXXX

  3. The sentiment is so appropriate for your meaningful page about your mom! Blessings to you! patsy