This is the second day in a series: 31 Days of Memory Keeping, check out all the posts here.
I think it is important to establish why memory keeping matters.
Let me start by sharing how memory keeping first came into my life.
Growing up, my mom did a lot to record our family’s story.
My sister and I have a photo album for each year of our life. (And for the 80s and 90s, that is incredible!)
We have baby books that are chock full of firsts, shot dates, certificates of achievement and photos.
We have school books with handwriting samples, report cards and school play programs.
We have a few precious VHS tapes that contain footage of every day ordinary and special trips.
My mom demonstrated through memory keeping that our stories mattered and were worth telling.
As an adult and mother, I have clung to this truth: our stories matter.
I want my children to know that they were loved every minute of every day, and memory keeping is an outlet for communicating that message.
Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members.
Memory keeping is so much more than scrapbook paper and stickers (though that can certainly be part of it).
Memory keeping is using any medium to document a story or single moment in time.
In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God.
He truly has made our lives beautiful.
The smiles from our kids.
A tender hug from a spouse.
Special family outings.
These are the moments that make a life extraordinary.
During the course of this month, we are going to explore many facets of memory keeping. I hope by the end of it, you will have been inspired to document stories like only you can.
Because God has made each story beautiful and worth documenting.