My mom passed away when I was 18 years old. To this day when I look through some of her notes in her Bible I get a mix of emotions. I love seeing her hand writing, I love hearing her heart and her prayers, but sometimes it makes for a roller coaster of emotions. I will admit it has been a long time since I have looked through those notes but after I saw an idea to create a journal to go back and forth between my daughter and myself I jumped on the idea and started right away.
My daughter may only be 5 and can't write but she can draw and make sounds and before I know it she will be sounding words out.
The idea for me is to be a constant reminder that I love her, that JESUS loves her, to share my heart and prayers with her so she can go back and reread when ever she has a bad day.
If I had something like this even after 10 years of my mom's passing it would be amazing!! :)
I also think that creating a journal at such a young age with her right now will help keep the communication door open. There might be hard topics she is not comfortable talking about but having a safe journal will be awesome. :)
I already love the one picture she has created for me and I know she will continue to share what ever might be on her little heart.
I encourage you to start a journal with your son or daughter. Once my lil man is older I plan on making another with him. :)
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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