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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Preserving Memories

Some of you ladies are so much better than I am about preserving memories.  I began scrapbooking years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  But, several little ones later, homeschooling and health problems have kept me from staying on top of all those wonderful photos. 

But I still wanted a way to preserve the years of my children's lives in pictures.  So, one thing I have faithfully tried to accomplish is to have pictures of the children done about every six months.  It has been such a blessing to look at how they have changed over the years.  And it will be a treasure for them to enjoy and Lord willing to share with their families for years to come.
I would encourage all of you to find your own way of preserving the changing years of your children's lives.  My children enjoy so much looking back over the years and remembering the moments that surround each photo.  They are milestones in our families history and we share these milestones together.  The memories are precious and priceless.
Does one need to have pictures to share memories?  Certainly not.  And there are those who have tragically lost these pictorial memories through fire or by other means.  But, for those that can, it is a beautiful way to preserve something lasting...memories that will stand the test of time.  Get out those pictures and look at them together and see what smiles, laughter and tears they bring as you remember once again the blessings the Lord has given you and how He has never failed to walk with you every step of the way!

7 comments:

Chelle said...

Love your pictures. I try to preserve memories too.

1ofHis said...

Oh, how I wish I would have done a better job at preserving my family's memories through photos. Most of my photos are boxed up or stuffed in a drawer. I even have several rolls of undeveloped film. I really enjoyed your post! You have a beautiful family!

Wildflower Cottage said...

What a beautiful reminder as well as beautiful pictures of your family! It's always a good idea to preserve precious memories, when you can, so you can look back on them later.

Camille said...

What a lovely post my friend. GREAT photos of your precious family. *Love* that one of your children facing away from the camera with their arms around one another...precious! I also enjoyed seeing you in the family photo...you look wonderful. :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Ma said...

What a beautiful family:) I should take more pictures.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I scrapbook and I am blessed that my children love to sit down and look at them.

I LOVE pictures!!!

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

I do need to be better about this! Thanks for the encouragement!

I love your pictures! Your children are absolutely precious!!! My fave is the first one where your little boy is making a face!!! Shows character!

Been praying for you!!!

Love In Christ,
Christine