I went through so many emotions as I scrapped the photos of our time in Baltimore last October, remembering how scared I was as the Atlas Fire burned so close to our home. I see us smiling in the photos, genuinely having a great time in a fantastic city. But I can still feel the fear and the sense of helplessness about being 3000 miles away as the fires moved closer to home. I also recall the gratitude and love for friends and neighbors who offered to help us however they could. I remember how grateful I was for the strangers in Baltimore who were so compassionate when they learned that neighborhoods near ours were evacuating. There's a lot more to this page than meets the eye. I included a bit of this in the journaling, but focused primarily on the positive memories from Charm City.
I'm very happy to have this page in the album. One more layout to go to meet my self-imposed deadline of completing the trip before our upcoming 6-state adventure!
I remember you being there when the fires were going! I can't even imagine how hard that must have been, while still trying to have fun on your trip! I love that you documented the positive while still telling the whole story! Loveeeeeeee this!!!ReplyDelete
That must have been a scary time. Glad you did enjoy your trip and all worked out well!ReplyDelete
I love your wonderful scrapbook page. I remember that scary time and am so happy that your home was spared the ravages of that terrible fire. And I am happy that you had a good time, too.ReplyDelete