In sorting and cleaning out my Mom's home my brother and I discovered these two journals and love letters. The journals span the years of 1984 through 1992. Mom began the first one two months after her mother - my grandma had passed away. She wrote about how much she missed her. They had always been very close and the loss left a huge hole in her life.
Some entries were brief describing the weather and the happenings in the family. Friendships and gatherings filled many of the pages. Travels and various adventures were described in detail.
The love letters were much older. They were kept in a bottom drawer of Mom's vanity. They had been written by two young people who were very much in love. Those two were my parents. Dad was in the Navy at the time and Mom in high school.
Of all the treasures that were collected and saved during my Mother's life I believe my brother and I found the very best.
If anyone questions keeping journals or special notes; you are leaving a legacy to those who are left behind. I know I am very grateful that Mom kept hers.
Have a great week. Tomorrow is the first day of March. Will it come in like a Lion or a Lamb?
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children...Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-7;9 (NIV)