OK, how did you do with the first assignment? Did you find something you were grateful for? Now how about a picture to go with it? It doesn't have to be perfect, but it does have to be a memory.
See that? See that about three pieces of laundry are folded and the rest lay undone. Wait, doesn't that ruin the picture?
So often our books are made up of "perfect" pictures. Life isn't perfect...so what. But what do I want to remember...that my laundry was always neatly folded and put away, or this day when the older kids let their baby brother play "Cars cars" with them for the first time?
And if I am smart, I'll comment that that's Noah's new taggy blanket hanging on the playpen. I just finished making it for him and it's waiting to be wrapped up. And I'll write about how the kids brought Flo's cafe over so the cars 'can get their coffee like mommy" and that Noah brought in his dinosaurs and roared the entire time.
I say let the laundry lay unfolded for another day, because all too soon, the kids will be grown, or the minute will pass. What you do with the moment will decide it's fate...is it just passing time, or does it become a memory?
Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of the series Remembering Christmas...