Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Telling your story

Most of us began our infatuation with paper, adhesive and embellishments either when we became parents or as a way to document memories for our children. I began a little later than most of you. I made my first scrapbook as a gift for my oldest daughter when she graduated from high school. However, it was definitely child related. Since then, I have filled up several scrapbooks with memories for my children and my grandson. I have documented our family's special occasions and milestones.

I have also done something else that I think is very important and I hope you do, too. I scrap about me. I have begun trying to write down memories of my childhood and things that happened to my husband and me before we had children. I want my children and my grandchildren to know who we were, what we enjoyed, how our lives were when we were young. I have also tried to do layouts that document who I am today because I am very different than I was when I was in my 20s or 30s. I'm working on a layout right now about me as a 5 year old in dance class. The pictures I have from back then are not the best but they are still important and they tell a story, my story.

I also document the love my husband and I share. We've been together a very long time and I think it is important that my girls know how much we mean to each other, how that love has deepened and evolved over the years.

Don't forget to tell your story in your scrapbooks.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I love this Detta, such an important reminder. I need to do this as well.