Thursday, February 19, 2009

Better Late....than Never

A year ago next month, my Grandma Martin passed away. As my parents and other aunt and uncles were cleaning out her home, they came across something that they didn't even know existed. She had been keeping a journal of her life. They had no idea that she had been doing this for them. They went and had copies made for themselves, and all of her grandchildren. It has been so fun to read everything she had kept for so long. I decided that as a parent, that my wife and I should keep a journal as well, so that our posterity, after we are long gone, then they will know what our lives were like. I thought that getting my Grandmothers journal was the neatest thing. So, I guess it really is better late than never to start something that will last from generation to generation.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is such an awesome thing to discover. Makes me want to dig out my journal and start writing in it again. I wrote every day for over five years, and have fallen out of the habit. My first journal was the same one that you have pictured - the red book labeled "JOURNAL." Neat.

princess jen said...

What a neat thing for your grandmother to do. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor! I have a mini-journal where I write down the day-to-day, what was I doing sort of thing and then another one where I go a bit more in depth with thoughts and feelings when I need to. I also have a personal revelation journal (see Jan. Ensign 2009 in the random sampler). That's been the most beneficial for me to go and re-read from time to time.

Teri said...

This is a treasuer that you will hold dear to you, I too have kept a journal since I was 16 and I love going back and reading about my younger days. This will be so wonderful for all her grandchildren and so on.

Mindy said...

One thing that I've tried (and pretty much failed at) is to write a journal for each of my kids. My mom did that for us growing up... she'd write about the funny things we said, what we were doing at different ages, etc. Those journals are truly treasures now.