Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Family Memories


Many many years ago I purchased a book written by Shirley Dobson and Gloria Gaither. It was published in 1983, when Focus on the Family was still headquartered not far from where I grew up in Southern California. The book is "Let's Make a Memory" and has survived it's spot on my bookshelf after a hearty downsizing of my own library a year ago.
Even before my first child was born the desire to create lasting memories started me on a quest to find ways to accomplish this. I had wonderful memories of my own, but I knew those same events could not be repeated and I was now responsible for establishing them in my own home.
I pulled the book out today reminesing through the ideas we have incorporated in years gone by and the fun memories we have made together. I love traditions and we have many, but I realized somewhere along the road that traditions can change because life changes, but memories will last forever. So rather than be ruffled by changes in my traditions, today I looked for ways to create a lasting memory for my children and to begin some new traditions.

5 comments:

Rona's Home Page said...

It's nice to reminice over scrapbooks and photos.

Have a Happy Stuffing Day.

Susanne said...

I recieved this book as a baby shower gift with my first. It was wonderful and we used many of the ideas or versions thereof.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Heth said...

Oh my gosh, Mom had this book when I was growing up! I would spend hours flipping through it looking for fun projects to do. What a great memory, thanks for reminding me!

Julie Fink said...

I received this book as a going away gift after I first got saved 23 years ago! It still has a precious place on my bookshelf too.

Kelly said...

I love that book, too. I bought it in college before I was married. I thought, "I can't wait to do this kind of stuff with my family."