My little boy is growing up fast into a bright, sensitive, humorous young man. He is on the brink of his 16th Birthday, important exams and big decisions and I wanted to commemorate this time in his life.
I wouldn't of normally chosen this floral Websters paper for a boy layout but the sentiment seemed to fit with the occasion. I added a hand cut decoupage boarder, handmade rosette topped with a wooden cherry button.
I still had the other half of a die cut label I cut for my previous layout and had liked the way It looked, edged in white pen and placed on the edge of the photo so did the same with this page.
I know that all mums are proud of their children but I am especially proud because from an early age he was diagnosed with a speech and communication disorder that left a bleak picture of his future. To be truthfull we as parents were doubtfull that he would get good, if any GCSE grades. But the last few years he has found a new found interest in his option subjects at school with support from aspiring teachers, good friends and his family his future now exceeds his and our expectations that he is now staying on at school to do his A Levels.
Don't get me wrong, all I ever wanted for him was to be successful in his chosen career (to which he still doesn't have a clue to what he wants to do, possibly History based though) and to be a happy and confident adult.
This past year his confidence has grown in the realisation that if he works hard, good results will come of it. Hopefully a good life awaits him....