My daughter turns six months old tomorrow and I can’t believe how fast time has gone by since her birth. My husband and I sat together last night and tried to relive our favorite memories of our daughter. To our dismay, we had forgotten a lot of sweet moments with our baby as time had passed. We vowed then and there to begin writing down memories as they occurred so they could be treasured throughout life.
As much as we would like to think that we will always remember precious moments with our family members our memories are sometimes far from perfect. Recording these moments in a journal allows us to remember and relive experiences that have shaped our families. It is also a way to leave a legacy for our posterity.
Journaling is a great way to learn from our successes and mistakes of parenting and marriage. As I write down my struggles as a mother it helps me work through my thoughts and get a better view of the situation. I am able to see things more clearly. As we write down the events of our lives, we can go back, read and learn from them.
I am always telling my husband how much I want to freeze time and keep our daughter little. At the same time I’m so excited to watch her grow up and become the person she will be. Journaling is a way to have the best of both worlds. My entries allow each precious moment to freeze onto the pages of my journal to be read again and again.