This is The Book:
That’s a really neat tradition!
We live 3000 miles away from family and in a different country! After 15years our children have a better relationship with the mail-lady and dry cleaner than any of their long distance family. I’ve shed my tears, raged, cried some more and then decided I had to let go of all of the wishing and be darn grateful for the mail-lady and dry cleaner who seem to actually be interested in and care about my kids.
Now seeing this book/journal idea….oh what might have been….
I will tuck away this idea for my own children and future grandchildren so that no matter where we all end up we can feel connected and included as family.
Brilliant, what a gift of hope you have given me by sharing this family gem of yours.
i almost cried when i read your post… i have no idea why. i think because it is such a special thing and i love to be connected to everyone this way. And i’m thinking about what i’ve read in the book and what i’ve written in the book and it is full of vulnerability.
on a different note… i knew you wouldn’t be very happy to have had to wait 6 months.. hee hee. love you,
We have a mascot named Batesy and she has her own blog: batesycastang.blogspot.com. She loves to travel. She was with me when our son was born 8 years ago. Last I heard she was in Lousiana.
I’m with you on the QUICKLY part — not so much here, either.
That is the best tradition ever. My best freind an di used to go to a small private school. We knew each other from church for years before ending up in the same school. We would get a notebook every year and every day all day long pass it back and forth in between classes. She was one year younger than I, so we rarely were together in the same class. If you were caught writing notes you were in trouble but this looked like school work. I loved getting her messages during the day and over weekend one of us would take it home and write as well. I know we should have paid more attention in class but the grades weren’t suffering:)
We even wrote in code in case soemone figured out what we were doing… break ups, fights with our parents, with each other, what to wear out on Friday night… all that notebook. Such a good memory for me.
Matt and I keep a book like this between the two of us. But I never thought of doing it with my whole family. What a great idea! I love it!
i LOVE this idea!!! i think i’m going to copy it for my group of college girls…hmm…how do you decide the order?? birth order??