I have always been a "journal" person. I started the first week of my freshman year in college and still do today. Now, there have been years that VERY LITTLE got written down and other years they were like novels. I have always been the sort of person who just like to write it down......the good, the bad and maybe even the ugly at times.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I also do it to see how the Lord has worked in my life and how prayers have been answered even before I knew what to pray about. God has truly worked throughout my life especially in hindsight!
I have journaled in books and in calendars. I know they will be thrown out someday and no one could care less about what was going on in my life in 1976 but it has been fun to go back and read some of my comments. Remember, there was no such thing as a "blog" !
What got me thinking about my journal books is the fact that Kelly is making a monthly blog about Harper as she changes from month to month. Well, I just happen to have my "BLOG" (journal) of HER when she was a baby. Thought it might be fun to read some things I wrote about her!!
April 30, 1974
Kelly.....4 months 1 week
"She is growing so fast! We really marvel at how she actually changes day by day. She is more and more alert. When I bathe her, she splashes at the rubber fish, grabs the pots and pans in the next sink, looks at her image in the toaster and grabs at the can opener! She is a good eater and loves everything I've given her so far. She goes to bed about 8:30 pm and sleeps till almost 7 am.
Sometimes we wake up and she'll be on her tummy with her head up looking around. She always is so happy when she wakes up. Steve said her smile just melts him! We both run to check on her in the evening when she is asleep. We just stand and watch her sleep!"
Or this dated May 7, 1974
"Started letting Kelly sleep all night in her own room in her own bed. She's now old enough to turn herself in all directions without my having to turn her."
"Kelly was "talking" alot tonight...didn't want to go to bed. I went in to check on her and she had her blanket over her head lying real still. I nearly died....my heart almost stopped. I jerked the blanket off her head and she was just laughing!"
So some things never change and I think it is called MOTHERHOOD!!
Now I can journal about my sweet Harper and hopefully she will someday read what her old Grandma had to say about her!!
Posted by His Doorkeeper at 11:53 AM