Simple Treasures: Special Memories
I’m sharing with you one of my most treasured collections: a shadow/memory box full of my children’s “firsts”… first outfits or special items from their first year.
How the shadow/memory boxes came to be…
When I was getting ready to deliver my first child, my mother came over to help me set up the nursery. Prior to my mother coming over, and in preparation of a new milestone in my life, she had my father go into the attic and retrieve all of her treasured memories from when I was born. She had saved them all these years: my first outfit, first rattle, etc…It was a very special time as she showed them to me and shared her memories from when I was born. As we continued to setup the nursery for my first child, I thought to myself “boy… it’s a shame that those memories had been stored away in an attic all those years and never shared. What if I never had children?” I never even knew my mother had saved my first outfit.
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