Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Observations - A journal to treasure

As I've grown I realize the importance of time, and the importance of recording treasured moments. 

I started my "Observation Journals" for both my boys after having the sudden realization that my beautiful stepdaughter went from being this young, vibrant 10 year old little girl to a now grown adult, full of wisdom and experience living on her own.  There are so many things I thought I would remember only to find I've simply forgotten.   If only I had kept a journal back then.

I write freely in these journals, there is no rhyme or reason to the order of the pages, but each book contains thoughts, insight, memories, feelings, funny stories, emotional moments and some pages even have pictures or scrapbook embellishments.   I record things as simple as how words were enunciated, or statements the boys made, accomplishments and milestones.  I know when they are older, these will be cherished.  I love the size of the books, their small and portable.  I keep them right next to my desk where they are very accessible.  I write in them as often as I remember.

This is a great tool whether or not you have time to scrapbook.  I personally don't always have time to make a scrapbook pages but I do have time to jot down some notes.

Time does not stand still.  Nor does it discriminate or play favorites.  It's the same for each and every one of us...each moment ticks away, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day and year by year. 


Debbie Flattum said...

This is an awesome idea, Kelly. Wish I would have done something like this when my kids were young. You are correct, time continues on and our memories are not the best. These will certainly be cherished by your sons. Great keepsake.

Kaelyn said...

They are very cute, Kelly. I've been keeping a journal for Teagan since I was pregnant but it's so boring compared to these.