I love to write! For more reasons than one. I love the word picture that is created when the right words are placed together. I also love recording history!
Each day we get is precious! And important! And that is why I started this blog. To record our history. Every year since we started this blog, we have it printed into book form. And what a blessing it is to have them up on the shelf in our library. Our children love looking through them.
A few years ago we started journaling together as a family. every afternoon we would sit down and write for 10 minutes or so. And for the little ones who couldn't write, we would ask them what they wanted to write and we would record it for them.
These are their lives. And I don't want them to loose the memories. I love how we can walk into a library and read about the everyday lives of our ancestors. Where we came from is important. It helps us know where we are going. And when we do not something is lost.
In the age of text messaging, emails, and social media...our everyday lives are consumed with technology. And we have neglected, as a society, to record the beauty of life.
The Lord has impressed upon me the importance for our children to do this.
When we first started out, I wanted an inexpensive way to do this. So I began using regular composition notebooks you could find anywhere. But over time, they did not hold up as well as I would have liked them to. And by that, I knew that they would never hold up well for my children's lifetimes.
Because this is so important to our family, we decided to spend a bit more for the investment of our children's legacies.
I then decided to look for personalized journals, thinking that I would look just to put their names on them...until...I found these!!!!!!
I loved the idea of putting their pictures! A living memory of what they looked like when they were writing the words they will one day read to their own children. Imagine having boxes of these when you are older. All with your own picture on them. Showing you grow up. :) What a thought!
For my little ones that do not write independently. I got blank pages...
And for the writers in our family, lined pages.
What a fun journey this will be for us to get back into :)
I plan on doing it everyday after nap time while we all have tea together.