Sunday, September 7, 2008

Proud and a bit of a Rant

The merry-go-round has been shut down for some major maintenance work. LOL. Well I've been so busy, that's how my life feels at the moment.
Yesterday was the PROUDEST day of my life. My gorgeous son Rainer turned 21. And man, can a milestone like that make you reflect on your life. How did this hooligan actually bring up the most gorgeous child in creation???

On Wednesday Jazzy blogged about the little poem about the days on which a child is born. Well on the 6th September 1987, I gave birth to my beautiful son on a Sunday afternoon. And yes, he is good and wise. I'm so proud of this son of mine. Not only is he beautiful of face, but of nature as well. A child that has from his youngest days set himself goals and achieved them. He played cricket for a provincial team from the age of 11, was head boy in Grade 7, played first team rugby from the age of 15 and captained his school cricket side. Did speedway motorcycle racing from the age of 16 and was a prefect in his matric year.

He then took a year to do an art course, just to have the qualification before he embarked on his true profession. Rainer is studying to become a chartered accountant, but he has opted to do his articles while he is studying, which means he works full time as well as being a student. He is in his second year and consistently gets distinctions. He is doing so well that he has received a full scholarship from one of our prestige auditing companies to complete his studies and work in the UK. So at the end of this year, he will be emigrating to the UK.

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY my darling boy.

Last night we had a party for him with family and friends and this is where my rant comes in. 3 cameras of which mine is one was stolen at the party. Someone in their greed has decided to take away some precious memories of mine. We have no photos of the night. None of how we made up the marquee, none of the speeches, NOTHING!!! And this hurts especially as my child is not a lover of a camera. I hope whoever took the cameras will have a serious case of guilt and just return them.

Then I got an e-mail from Kim this afternoon to say that I was chosen for LO of the week at DSO using items from her latest grab bag and the pride came back again. I can't get over the fact that a LO of mine has been chosen on 2 forums for an accolade. And that is reason in itself to get over to Kim's before the end of today because the kit is on special until tonight. After that it goes into the store at regular price.

I used the kit to create my new header and as promised I've created a kit that reflects the new look of my blog. I called it Gothic Cathedral, but decided to stay away from the very dark gothic type of stuff. I has 8 papers and 18 elements. Some frames, dried flowers, crosses and books to give it a moody and broody look. Today I will give out the papers and I'll give the elements in 2 downloads tomorrow and Tuesday.
Here are some previews

Thanks for swinging by my blog. HUGS AND LOVE - Renée


Kim B said...

HAPPY 21st Reiner! OMG Renee- he is such a good looking young man! Don't bring him here or all my young friends will be DROOLING- hahahaha
I'm just dreading Nathan turning 18 next year-lol, but sure as hell will be as proud as you standing at his 21st!

How KUK is that! Man that just STINKS! Can't believe people have the GALL to actually take shit at someones house! ARRRGH- that would make me madder than hell girl!

And CONGRATS - you so deserve those awards! that LO is just the BOMB!! And it's SO RENEE! I loved it.
This kit is just PERFECT!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT and can't WAIT to get my grubby paws on the full thing! WOOOHOOO
Great job girlfriend!
Sending hugs

Jackie said...

That is awful about the cameras. I just don't understand how someone can do that. If it's not yours, leave it alone!
And you SO deserve those awards! Girl, I want to be you when I grow up! Super scrapper. You're awesome & I lub ya!!!

Mojo said...

Happy Birthday to your son , he is a handsome young man. How awful that someone stole the cameras. Let the karma be on them. This kit is awesome .

Kristine said...

Happy Birthday Rainier!!!!

So sorry about the cameras Renee...thats bloody awful that people would stoop to that level....

You are much too young to be the parent of a 21 year old...

Love ya!!!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 08 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Congrats on your award! Happy belated birthday to your son Reiner! I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your camera but more importantly the loss of the commemorations of a happy occasion!!! Thanks for the lovely kit!!

Carolyn (Dragon) said...

the kit is beautiful! thanks! It is appreciated.