Friday, June 10, 2011

Preserving Memories

This is a photograph of the first time my son went bowling. 
My husband said he had never seen him have that much fun before!

If you haven’t already, please read my posts about “Making Good Memories” Part 1 & 2.  I discuss the importance of making good memories with your children, and some ways you can do that.
While you are making memories, think of ways you can preserve the memories.  Create items your children will treasure as they grow and when they become adults.  A few ways to do this are:
1. Keep photo boxes.  Fill them with photos of special family memories.  You can also create digital albums to store, especially in the advent of all the new technology.
2. Create keepsake boxes.  You can fill them with baby clothes, teeth, hair snippets, baby dedication forms, blankets, etc.
3. Video.  Whether you have a video camera or just use your phone, video is a great way to store memories.
4. Baby books.  A lot of the baby books now go all the way up to kindergarten.  You can record those memories for your child to read about later.
5. Journals.  Create a journal for each of your children where you write to them individually as they grow up.  Share your feelings with them about their birth and special events such as birthdays and Christmas.
As they get older, include them in the process.  Make a time capsule together and fill it with new treasures on their birthdays, or other special occasions.  They will enjoy looking back at baby teeth or something they drew in the first grade.  It is a great way as a homeschooling family to see some visual progress.
Making good memories is so important to your children.  I believe it will make them more secure people, confident in who they are, and secure in your love which will help them as adults fulfill their purpose in history, God’s great story.
Many blessings to you on your journey through parenthood,
In Him,


*This post originally appeared at Growing Your Homeschool.

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