I have been packing up my office in preparation for its move to the new house. I came across my son’s baby book documenting each month and each milestone. Filled with sweet memories and silly times, I cherish the book I made. I was glad that I finished it even though I have not truly finished any of the years since.
This is one of my favorites from that year. It has really nothing to do with the layout although I love the neutral colors. It’s those cheeks! It’s the emotion of being a mom and being proud! It’s the feeling that some days I want to turn back the clock or at least slow it down. Our lives have been so busy the last few years and I cannot help but wonder if I cherished those moments enough as they were happening. I remember taking this picture and I remember his military crawl and I don’t even have to read the journaling. I also remember sitting on the floor gluing 5 layers of paper letters together because I didn’t have chipboard. And hubby next to me playing video games while we enjoyed a quiet evening.
And this is exactly why I scrapbook: to have these unexpected moments to remind me of other favorite moments. So that my pictures don’t sit on a computer drive or jammed way, way back in my phone. For me, scrapbooking let’s my pictures get out in the open and makes the memories even more real. Sure, they may just be pretty paper and cute embellishments, but they mean so much more to me because my scrapbooks highlight my story and they will be a part of my legacy.
Enjoy your weekend and hug your family!
P.S. Wow! Don’t even know where that came from 🙂 When I sat down to write this post, that was not even the direction I had planned. But honestly, it was from the heart and it just flowed. This may be one of my favorite posts now, lol.