May 9, 2007

mother's legacy idea

My mom got me a book for my birthday. It's a Hallmark gift book called, "A Mother's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words". There are questions about childhood, family traditions, family history, and memories. The basis of the book is the reason I've been journaling for years and also why I began blogging. My family history is so sketchy that I'm intrigued by it. The more I learn, the more I realize that there were reasons it wasn't recorded for reference. Actually, some of it was recorded far more than my own kids' lives or my life. But court records and social service records are so unemotional. So non-relational, for lack of a better term. I hope to give my kids more than that.

So, here's my idea. Once a week, I am going to pick one of the questions from the book and answer it on my blog. I usually just share the day to day stuff when I write. But by doing this, my kids will get memories that I have about my childhood or my thoughts on important topics. They will get family history that I may not otherwise remember to share.

You are welcome to join in. I am going to try to pick topics that won't be too personal. I only ask that you leave a comment if you share so I can check out your answer. I'll be starting next week sometime. See you then! :)

2 rays through the fog:

Judith said...

Your Mother's Legacy is a tremendous idea, and in this hurry up, fast forward world we live in, it will be more than a treasure.

Darlene said...

Great use of the book. Don't forget to write in the book too. Computers are great but there is nothing like the written word to add to the memory.

Your always so thoughtful and a wonderful mom. I can't wait to read what you wrtie.

God Bless. Love ya.

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