So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much I want to pass things on to my children–stories, photos, anecdotes, blessings. Our lives are rich with many things they’ll never known or remember if I don’t tell them.
And let’s be honest. They won’t learn these things by themselves.
So many moms have warned me that life passes in the blink of an eye. And while I’d like to believe that I will always cherish the details of our most important days, I’m not naive. I’ve been a mom for only 19 months, yet I already find that, most days, I’ve forgotten what happened last week.
I am not a scrapbooker (mainly because I am a purist who finds the concept of ripping paper reprehensible). And while I love journals, I find that I am either too tired or too busy to sit down as often as I should.
So here is my current solution: Friday Doorposts.
You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied … (Deuteronomy 11:19-21 ESV).
Each Friday I am going to endeavor to spend *some* amount of time (whatever I am able to do on a given Friday afternoon) recording things for my children. I anticipate updating my photo albums or sending e-mail or uploading family videos. And I invite you to join me. We could encourage each other if you are up to it.
Today I kicked things off by spending an hour working on my youngest son’s baby book. Not going to lie. It feels good knowing I recorded some of the things I want him to know.
Leave me a note and let me know what you’re working on! I could use some new ideas!