Do you ever think about what it would be like if you were not here? What your family would feel, or what would you leave for your children? I do and let me share with you why.
My husbands mom passed away when he was only 6 years old. He doesn’t have a lot of memories, but he cherishes the ones he does. There’s not a day goes by she isn’t thought of or talked about. Our girls talk about her often and what it would be like to have grandma Dedman with us. We’ve collected photos and memories along the way the best we could. We’ve been so blessed with Aunt Ruby (her sister) to share her stories with us and treasures that she held onto to pass to the oldest.
In 2004 I watched “The Notebook” and thought wouldn’t it be nice to have a journal in case I just loose my mind one day too. I finally started blogging to preserve memories in 2008. My first blog was in June 2008. I used it sort of like a baby book to start. I documented birthdays and special events mostly. I had no clue what I was doing and looking back at the archives, they are really bad but I love going back and reading them. It’s a little shocking sometimes to see how much I’ve already forgotten.
These old blog post are things I wanted to remember. I knew the girls were too young at the time and would not remember these things and it was always on my mind I wish Stephen had something like this from his mom.
Through the years I stopped because it can be a lot of work, especially depending on your kids ages. Then social media came along and replaced how we shared and communicated. But I always go back to my old blog, right here. This is what I’m leaving to our girls. Words from their mom. Thoughts that they can one day read and feel me closer than ever. We would give anything to have thoughts and memories from Stephen’s mom.
Do you have a blog? If so please comment link, I would love to follow you. – Stephany