My sister-in-law named her blog To Always Remember. Isn't that such a beautiful name. It says so much in 3 short words.
She uses her blog strictly to remember parts of her life that are so important. Things her kids say, events and time spent as a family.
My blog is a journal of sorts for me. I find myself going back to read it often.
I have found that my blog has almost taken over scrap booking for me. (for those of you who know me, scrap booking has been a part of my life for years)
My blog has become a way for me to document the every days, and little moments in our life. I hope to have it help me to always remember.
It has also been a tool for me to stay in touch with family, make new friends, and stay connected with old friends.
I have used my blog as a way to share thoughts, problem solve and also to get something off my chest.
This post is To Always Remember.
I recently shared a memory keeping night with sisters in our church. We discussed all the many facets out there that allow us to record our history.
People have been keeping records for thousands of years. I know we are all so thankful as we get to read the history of those who went before us.
I am particularly thankful for the records that I read in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
We should also be a record keeping people. We should keep records so we can look back and see the blessings that we have received. To ponder what we have learned, and how we have grown. Also, so our children can have a glimpse in to our thoughts, and know more about us and how we feel about them.
Here are just a few things that I always want to remember:
Right now, I am so thankful for kind and helpful children; especially Jex and Stella. Yes, children leave and make messes, but mine are so helpful about cleaning them up.
This Saturday morning the kids and I teamed up and did a quick run through on the house. They never complained. Just tonight as we cleaned out the garage, they just kept saying, "What else can we do?"
My children are amazing helpers. The are awesome examples of teamwork.
Right now, I want to remember the love that Isaac has for others. Especially his love for Tess. He is crazy about her. He always wants to hold her, and is constantly giving her kisses.
I can tell he understands the concept of a family, and has a great love for each of us. He desires for us to be together. He is thrilled when Jonathan is home. "you home daddy, you home?", he exclaims when Jonathan walks through the door.
Tonight, I asked Isaac how much he love me he said, "Two Weeks." I guess I love him two weeks also.
Right now, you can find Isaac in his cowboy boots.
Right now, Tess is all smiles, and is beginning to laugh. Right now, we usually call her Mae Mae. Right now, I can't remember my life with out her. Right now, I jump out of bed to see her smile at me.
Right now, Stella has been so kind and loving with me. I think she must know how insecure I feel about the way I look. I still have some baby weight to go. I try not to talk about it in front of her. It helps my attitude when she tells me that I am beautiful. Tonight she said, "Tessa is so pretty because she came from the cutest cutest cutest cutest cutest(on and on) mom in the world." She makes my days brighter. She also helps put in to perspective that my kids really don't care if I still have a few pounds to loose.
Right now, I am proud to be Stella's mother. I just received the most wonderful compliment. It makes all my time spent as a mother worth it. Stella's teacher commented about how grounded she is at her parent teacher conference. Grounded, what a beautiful way to describe someone; especially a 5 year old.
Jex has always been my big helper. He can sense when I am stressed. Right now, he is always there to help pick up the pieces when ours days get crazy. He is strong and so loveable. He recently had to have 3 teeth pulled.
He did it with such grace. It reminded me that he is growing up. He went back in the room all on his own, and came out with a smile. A smile that was missing 3 teeth. Right now, he is growing and maturing way too fast. I am grateful for the boy he is becoming.
Right now, I have never been more in love with my husband. He is the most amazing father, friend and partner. I couldn't go on with out him. He supports me in every aspect of my life. Even when I have crazy ideas. Tonight he called me just to share an exciting piece of information. I am so glad that he wants to share his life with me.
Right now, I write these beautiful memories down to always remember.