Whenever I look back through my scrapbooks, whether it be pre-kids or from when Porter was a baby, I always thank God that I picked up this hobby. This art. This life record keeper. I feel the same way about blogging- as it really is just a quick-spur-of-the-moment-sans-creativity scrapbook. I absolutely love to read back on my life before Porter was born, and to read back on things that Porter did/said months and years ago. I love the art that goes along with scrapbooking- how you can make your picture and story come to life. I love that I am "publishing" these stories and events and pictures and moments and memories forever and ever. For me. For them. For my grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
After my children and husband, my scrapbooks and pictures are my absolute most valued items I have. I would be devastated if I lost either of them. Michelle Sauer just lost everything on their harddrive- including the last 3 years of pictures. I emailed her and she said "I've never been more thankful that I scrap and blog!" Because, although its sickening to think that all those moments are gone, at least she has a bulk of those memories in her scrapbooks and on her blog.
I always try to get new people to blog and scrapbook- and I often get the response "But I don't have anything to write about" or "But I'm not creative... I don't have anything good to scrap." Aww, baloney! You have your LIFE, is what I think. Your scrapbook, your blog, doesn't have to be super creative or super funny or super anything. Its your journal. Your story. Your life. A record of all that. And I know many people who have begun scrapping or blogging (Les!) and they now, months and months later, say that they are so thankful they did.
I guess there's no real reason for this post- I just was thinking today how much I treasure my scrapbooks and my blogs and that I'm so thankful to have those memories crisp and vivid and written down and documented. I guess maybe if this post convinces just one person to blog/journal/scrapbook it'll have a purpose, right?