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Seasons in the Sun

Seasons in the Sun

Journaling: Tytiyonna was a healthy, beautiful baby girl. She loved to chat, run and play. Then tragically she was struck by Mitochondrial Disease. By the time she was 5 she could no longer walk or talk but she could smile. She won the heart of everyone with that smile. She taught me so much: unconditional love, an endurance beyond reason, and a strong attitude of service. She remained my star student for 7 years, culminating in attending my Teacher of the Year ceremony. This was our last photo together. She spent her last day on this earth doing what she loved best, going to school. I will never forget the student who taught me everything.

This challenge was by far the most difficult. I mean how can a layout really convey the love and gifts of this precious child? It is truly why the journaling is so important. As a special education teacher, I teach students with the most profound disabilities. I love the privilege and honor of teaching my special, special students.

Kit: Artistic Heritage Collection ~ Autumn Reflections

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Date: Mon June 20, 2011
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theStudio Monet
superb layout. fabulous composition and beautiful journalling. love the corners.
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#1 Tue June 21, 2011 07:53


theStudio Designer
this layout is beautiful in soo many ways. what a lovely girl she was, i sat here in tears reading as my oldest is near her age. what a beautiful tribute to such a brave and beautiful little girl. I love all the extra details you created like the clustered journal, the group frame corners and even the folded butterfly, really amazing! ((hugs))

#2 Tue June 21, 2011 08:54


theStudio Owner
I knew it would be hard to read these, but this really hit home for me. I worked, as a caregiver not a teacher, for 15+ years with special needs children and losing them is one of the hardest things. I admire you not just for your obvious love, but the awe & respect you had for this little angel. Beautiful LO.

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#4 Tue June 21, 2011 13:58


theStudio Monet
This is so touching and shows your obvious love for teaching and your students. What a great tribute to a special young girl, and a beautifully put-together layout.
#5 Wed June 22, 2011 04:13


theStudio CT
Your journaling brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for having such a kind heart for your students. Your layout DOES show the beauty of this child and her life ... your journaling is certainly what achieves the goal. The photos are so meaningful because of the words you put with them. Terrific job on the challenge!

#6 Wed June 22, 2011 15:43


theStudio Monet
WOW! You out did yourself on this LO. I love the progression photos of her. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story and kiddos to you for taking care of all those children who need that special touch!!
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#7 Wed June 22, 2011 19:47


theStudio Picasso
Sweet Jeanette, you already know that I am grateful to you and to others who give so devotedly to help enhance the lives of these VERY special children but I'll say again, thank you for being you and giving so unconditionally of yourself. Thank you too for sharing sweet Tytiyonna and this beautiful, commemorative layout with us all.
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#8 Wed June 22, 2011 20:00


theStudio Picasso
What an amazing gift you've given the children in your charge. Not everyone is able to give in that way. I'm not sure I could do it. I'm not sure my heart would be able to withstand the constant heartbreak. Yes, I'm sure there are many joys and many rewards that you receive from the kids. Your LO perfectly reflects the beauty of Tytiyonna and your joy of working with her. But it takes a very special person to be able to withstand the pain, and you're one of those angels. Put into these kids lives to make them better.

I suppose I should be talking about your LO, which is stunning, but I wanted to take the time to tell you how much I admire you for the blessings you give these kids.
#9 Thu June 23, 2011 09:01


theStudio Designer
It'a a wonderful layout to remember your favourite student. Love the pictures and your journaling, fantastic job!
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#10 Fri June 24, 2011 11:30

Maurine Stettler

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You are an incredible woman -- the love you have for the children you teach just shines from your face and your smile. And what a beautiful girl she was. Great reminder that no matter what our challenges are in life, we can make a big difference, as she clearly did. Beautiful job on the layout and journalling!
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#11 Fri June 24, 2011 12:45


theStudio Artist
I've worked with developmentally disabled through Community Mental Health, and they hold a special place in my heart even today, 15 years later. How wonderful that these "special needs" children have someone equally as special! Loved the layout too, the linked frames, wonderful arrangements.
#12 Sun June 26, 2011 19:50

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