Making Memories

Every year, at the end of the year, I like to make a photo album of all the highlights of that year. I sat down a while ago to catch up on this and realised that I haven't done one for two years. It seems that since we planted the Church, life got very hectic and simple things like taking photos & making memories took a back seat! Why am I sharing this with you? Because it is important, probably the most important post on my Blog yet. More often than not, great memories are intentionally made, they don't just happen. You have to take time out of your busy schedule and focus on making a memory. Even the simplest of things can be memorable if you take the time to soak them up. One of my fondest simple memories is of Daniel & Amy dancing. It was a very special moment that I could have missed if I didn't take the time to light a fire, put on some music and just sit down with them in the living room. Another moment was when Eric & I decided to take lunch breaks together during the day, we have many special moments as a result of this. Making play dough with Daniel and letting Amy unpack the kitchen cupboards is another special memory that I took the time to make! It cost me a few pennies on flour and some patience with a lot of mess, but it made a memory worth taking a photo of.
I have special memories with Lorah & Jordan too but we tend to go out for coffee or go shopping together... which I have not photographed YET! It's been great taking a trip down memory lane but I realise that it's time to get on with making some new memories. Making our CD did take my focus of the simple things in life a bit, but now that it's done, you can all hold me accountable & check up on me. If you feel my blog is getting out of balance and I am not reporting enough on fun stuff & memories, let me know ;) xxx

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