Saturday, May 11, 2013

Our Mother's Day Album is a place where our Ruchettes can celebrate mothers and the women they appreciate. Every entry was accompanied by a piece of motherly advice, and one special woman, Jill, let us know she also scrapbooks moments of motherhood. Her scrapbook pages are truly beautiful and we're honored to be able to share her story and artwork here!


I am the mother of two beautiful 4-year-old twin girls. After years of struggling through infertility and a lot of heartache on Mother's Day, I was able to become "Mommy" through the most amazing gift of adoption when our daughters joined our family at just 4 days old. Every year, I create a scrapbook page of photos that we take on Mother's Day and journal a love letter to them about the past year. My blessings and struggles have given me a different perspective on motherhood, and I try not to take one day for granted. I know all too well what it feels like to have empty arms but thankfully, my heart is now full.


-- Jill




We'd like to wish Jill a very merry Mother's Day tomorrow! If you would like to see more of Jill's scrapbooking, head over to her blog. And if you happen to have a story and/or artwork to share too, send an email to We'd love to feature you!