Thursday, January 5, 2012

So Proud....

Having just gotten back from a two week vacation it is a challenge summoning up the creativity to produce something of significance.  However, today is a very special day for me and I simply HAD to make a card for a very special person.....my Nephew back in South Africa received his matriculation results today (that's final year at school) and he passed!  I am the happiest Aunt in the world right now!

Some children love school and manage the academics, but for my nephew the 12 years at school did not come naturally!  He is one of those super talented individuals who excels with his hands, he sees something and he can make the exact replica, very often a much more improved version.  But schools don't really cater for the non-academics, in my opinion that is extremely sad!  However, I concur with my nephew when he posted on Facebook today, "I never, ever, want to go through that again"!  That one sentence, for a young man of few words, spoke absolute volumes to me.  I could hear the struggle of the last 12 years and it really touched me.

So today is dedicated to my nephew, and those ohter students out there who have had to deal with a purely academic learning environment.  Callan, I am so proud of you!


I am not sure about the design, but it says what I wanted to say and it also says , now, go live your dream Callan!  Because he has a vision of what he wants to do and I am so proud that he knows what his talent is and will be pursuing it!

So that's it.  I want to visit a few blogs and collect inspirational pearls along the way so that I can spend some time in my craft room over the weeks to come and put one of my passions to paper!

I am emotional today, so forgive me when I say, I love you all!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Goodness Brenda I don't know him, but I'm PROUD OF HIM TOO!!! It's ok to be emotional over this. He's someone special in your life and this is an event to remember. I know he will appreciate the love that went into this wonderful card for him...after all you made it with your hands!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to Callan!! I know he holds a special place in your heart, B. May he go on to pursue and live his dreams!!This card is simple,direct, and perfect for the occasion!

AnitaRex said...

Love this card! It's perfect for your nephew! And thank you for sharing about him! :>

Nancy said...

What a wonderful accomplishment for Callan; your pride is very understandable, Brenda! Your card is a perfect way to celebrate this major milestone...thanks so much for sharing!

sheila said...

What a wonderful tribute to your nephew....it is obvious that he is very special to. Congratulations on his accomplishment.....and your card looks wonderful.

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats to Callan!
Your card is beautiful, I'm sure he'll treasure it for years to come ;-))

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Callan's accomplishment IS something to be proud of, for sure! Sounds like he will go very far in life...he knows his strengths and will use the gifts he's been given. So many "academic" students don't know this...lucky for him! Your card is wonderful...I'm sure he'll appreciate it greatly!

Dawn said...

fabulous card Brenda. And a big congrats to your nephew. My son was like that too... so it is great when they make it through.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Yay to Callan! After reading your story Brenda I can see your love for your nephew and all the hard work he put into his studies. Love you right back!!

Tiffany said...

What a story! Truly, your nephew is to be admired for such talent! I think I understand your reasoning in this story. It reminds me of a kid that I know! The card is perfect for him and I hope you enjoyed your vacation! Can't wait to see all your crafty goodness this year!

Stella said...

This card is a wonderful reflection of your mind and heart; that counts. I love it and I know for sure your nephew will love it!

Maureen Morton said...

I can't take my eyes of of this beauty, Brenda! The graphic style, the texture....the sentiment. All amazing. What a gift!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats to the proud Auntie Brenda! Perfect card for Callan!