“I miss my Mom everyday. I miss her love and support. I miss how she was a wonderful grandmother to Reya. I feel really sad that she never got to meet Lola. But one of the things I miss most of all is not learning more about who she was before she had kids. I miss not learning more about pictures like this one.”
In honor of Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, and my own Mother who died four years ago, I wanted to share a series of posts I did last year on my old blog.
The posts were inspired by Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper and her idea of telling the story of who you were before you had kids. Jennifer taught an album class called, Before Your Story. A simple memory keeping project, using pocket pages, to document things as they were before you became a Mom. Some of your favorite things, favorite people, favorite places, and special things about your personality.
Before the class started, as a way to start fleshing out some old memories, she challenged us to think of thirty-four things you want your kids to know about you. The list was not tough to make but finding the pictures was so emotional for me because I never had a chance to ask my Mom questions I never knew I had about some of these pictures.
I’m so glad I participated in 34 Things and created my Before Your Story album last year. It’s a beautiful list of stories, my stories, I can now share with my daughters. I hadn’t published those posts here yet but I think Mothers Day is the right time. I hope you’ll take a look.
An Anniversary and 34 Things | #1-4
A Birthday and 34 Things | #25-34
What are the things you want your children to know about you? This Mother’s Day consider writing a few down. If you don’t have pictures to go along with the stories, ask family members. They may have some you can use. I’d love to hear one of your favorite stories in the comments below.
Thank you for spending a moment with me today. Have a beautiful weekend!
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