So, why am I doing this? Why am I starting a blog so the whole world, if they wish, can get a little glimpse of our lives? Well, everyday as I watch my little monkeys (children) grow, I think to myself will I remember that cute saying, activity, or special event that just took place? Will I remember them tomorrow, next week, next year, five years from now? And the answer is No!
Lately, every time Jaden (my 5 year old) smiles at me, I long to remember the things she did and said when she was 6 months, one year, two years, etc. And no, I don’t have amnesia, and I can remember some things if I sit and close my eyes and really go back in time. But, I can’t see or remember everything that I want to.
There have been several times in the past two weeks where James (my two year old) has been so cute, and I even told myself to take a mental picture of what he just did. But, guess what? I have already forgotten what he did that was so cute! So, from this day forward, I want to be able to record all of those cute sayings, activities, and special events with pictures and words. This blog will be created by seeking God’s wisdom in order to express exactly how our little family is feeling on any given day. I have quickly realized that these precious gifts that God has let us borrow are going to grow up. They are growing up! I see them changing and growing everyday. *Sigh* And, I want to record the changes, smiles, hugs, and trials. So, will you join me in praying that I fulfill the Lord’s will in this journey that the He has given me?
Amanda, this post really made me cry. As I look back on when my kids were little, there are some things I remember but a whole lot that I don’t. I wish that I would have written things down that my kids did and said. I think it’s awesome that you are doing this because one day you will be in my shoes and watching your youngest child graduate from High School. Enjoy those children cause they grow up so fast and keep blogging cause I love it!
Thanks, Dana. Your kids are amazing. I am glad that I got to watch them grow up. Thanks for sharing them with me.