Wednesday, April 23, 2008

To MJ aged 4! To be read on your Graduation Day in College

Me-anne says, KAYA!

I love writing post-dated letters if I may call it, to be read only after few years. I have one of those, when I still carried my eldest inside my tummy, she was barely 3 months old inside, up until I brought her out of this world. Every time I check on my journal it would always bring me tears. Now I don't want to miss this chance for Kaya Challenge, I already missed one last time due to not following instructions I did not upload it (kasi pinoy actor ginawa ko hehehe).

Anyway, this one I enjoyed the most of all Kaya Challenges I happened to participate in, to the extent na-over do it ata, but its okay because I have a finished layout which I'm pretty sure my daughter would be touched reading once she opens it on her graduation day!

So here's my take:

(letter envelope)

(additional photos)

Hidden Letter:
Dear MJ,

Congratulations for finally making it through college and by getting a degree. More than anything else, you made us so happy and proud because you were able to help us realized our dreams. For this is our only tangible things we can offer you - an investment of a lifetime.

Now we can say, it is finished and now you can decide and have a life of your own.

This is actually what we are telling you, just be good in your studies, you can make friends but make sure you take your priorities in tact. For everything else follows once you were able to reached this point.

Now you can have the luxury of time to do other things which we've asked you to set aside in the meantime and consider studying your foremost priority in life.

Today you made us proud even more because you did not fail us. You know we only wanted the best for you and for your siblings and we thank God over and over again for giving you to us a treasure to hold and nourish.

You know that I love doing a memento of your beautiful pictures as I were able to capture your very first graduation day in your Nursery class back in 2008.

Here attached pictures of you graduating Top 2 of your class, with Best in Math, Science, Computer, Pilipino and Most Thoughtful as your awards. This made us more assured that you'll definitely do good in your studies only if you continue to take it seriously.

Here also you see some of your classmates who were one with you during that memorable culminating activity.

And Hannah your younger sister- who was only 2 years old that time - very clueless about what's going on around.

It was really a very meaningful, heartwarming, exciting and joyous day indeed specially for me who happened to assist and accompany you on that day.

Papa wasn't able to make it because he has to work since, he was barely new to the company that time, but he did call me to update him what were you doing and truly he was more happier that I am.

Now we are thankful that you've come this point and we are proud of you.

We remain to support you and we will always be at your side and walk with you in every step of the way, specially now that you will be facing a new chapter of your life facing the real battles and challenges of this world.

We love you MJ and we will always be...Though this is not the end...this is only the beginning of a life full of promises and dreams.


Material Used:
Cherry Arte Tropics - Lime Zigzag; Nana's Kids printed CS with glitters, MM Brad Lemonade, Fancy Pants Ribbons, KI Memories Pop Culture Gossip Hazzard, Foofala Buttons, Fancy Pants Rub-ons, Prima Flowers, K&Company tags and Brenda Walton Alphabet Stickers, MM safety pins, MM Noteworthy glitter diecuts, Cherry Arte Alpha Rub-ons, Scenic Route Alpha Rub-ons, Cosmo Cricket Diecuts, and Thickers Smoothie

About ME:
I'm a working mom, juggling between work, mothering, being a spouse, a friend, daughter and member of LNP community. Tiring but find this hobby scrapbooking as stress reliever and therapy to fine tune myself and come back fully recharge ready for another challenge and juggling tricks. Thank you for making me part of this group even if I'm not physically present at times whenever the group meets but still the connection is always there. You can find some of my work at


Lee i. said...

Great idea to add more photos to support your letter and to describe what's happening in the photos. They give a concrete timeline and successfully connects the now to your DD's college graduation. Now why didn't I think of that?

Ching said...

Hi Me-Anne ! I'm sure your son will love to reminisce his school achievements with your beautiful lo's and personal letter on his college graduation.

CraftFairy said...

WOW! that's a lot of photos! Great idea!

Roxannee said...

Congratulations to you too! I believe parents have to be congratulated too on their child's achievements! I'm sure she'll cherish this one when the time comes!

Donna Espiritu said...

love the colors great layout meanne!