Dwell: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout
Recently, my hubby and I watched the movie Not Without My Daughter. It is based upon a true story. An American woman, her Iranian husband and their young daughter travel to Iran in the early 80’s. What starts off as a two week vacation turns into the American wife being held hostage inside the home of her husband’s family. Her husband returns to his muslin faith and starts to abuse her, refusing to let her leave the house or have friends and separates her from her daughter. She stumbles upon an underground operation that helps plan her escape. She never gives up hope and eventually is able to escape back to America with her daughter.
As you can imagine, I found this story terribly disturbing. All I could think about was how terrified she must have felt, especially when they took her daughter from her. And when her husband turned into a violent man. I am so thankful that I have the privileged to dwell in a land that allows me religious freedom and looks down upon domestic and sexual violence among its citizens. I am blessed to have a loving and kind husband that has never raised a hand to me or my children. Sometimes, I wonder why I have all these blessings when I could have so easily been in that lady’s place. By God’s grace I am where I am.
I know there must be many women and children in these types of situations all over the world, even in places in America. There is nothing I can do to help them from my little spot in Pennsylvania other than pray for them. I can pray that somehow they will find a way of escape and be cared for. That they won’t lose hope. And I can be more grateful for the freedoms that I experience on a daily basis.
Have you ever seen this movie or read the book? I have this book on my to-read list.
Creating the Journal Layout
I used thread, stamping and some journaling die cuts to embellish.
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
(Inspired by bright yellow color)