leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt.

These posts will be my writings for my descendants. I only wish I had more from the previous generations. I have pictures where they’ve written on the backs.  I have many recipes that my mom scribbled on anything she found handy. Some are almost too yucky to handle now, but I still them keep in them in my recipe box. I love to fumble through them every now and then, just to see her handwriting. Sounds silly I know, but it is a wonderful little reminder.

Now, I have many, hand written journals, but I don’t want them read by anyone other than me, even after I’m dead. These are very personal and I will destroy them before I pass just to insure they aren’t read by anyone else. I do read Anthony excerpts from them from time to time. I suggest you keep a set of personal diaries for yourself and them a few books  for you children to read. Some things are only for you to know and feel, good and/or bad. I have read many a scrapbook page from my aunts and they are priceless.

Since, I have asked you to share an excerpt; I thought it only fair that I share one of mine from one of my journals:

Dec 31, 2001-Jan 01 2002 – I proposed to Anthony last night and gave him a new wedding ring; a white gold 6MM band. He was so surprised. He didn’t answer me until the kids went back in the house. >>>
We had a pajama party for New Years Eve, Mandy and Alan came. Mandy was so cute. She had on blue pj’s w/ her hair in pigtails.
We made ice cream sundaes and “Watched the Ball-Drop,” in front of the fireplace. After the ball fell we went out and watched the neighbor’s fireworks and then I sang, ‘The Age of Aquarius,” dropped to one knee and asked him to marry me. He said, “Before we die we’ll walk down the isle again.”

Note: I’m not holding my breathe on that wedding.  I do find it funny now whenever I reread the stupid little things I jot down in my journals… we didn’t walk down an isle the first time. We didn’t even have a church wedding. I walked down the staircase at his house.

Oh well, it’s all history now. You don’t have to be exact when it’s a note to yourself. It’s so that you have an idea as to what you were doing on that day. I know Mandy loved helping me plan it. She is a huge romantic at heart. She’s always up for a costume party and ice cream sundaes. But who isn’t?

The next day, Jan 2, 2002: I wrote that I helped Shirley unpack today. I remember now why I said that I would never move again. It’s work. I wrote a few other really non-important things and then I listed the best things that ever happened to me. I read the list back and shook just my head; wow… of course Anthony was number one on my list. I couldn’t believe that I listed getting SAVED as number 4. I guess I should have put that as number one or even two. Hindsight is always 20-20.  See why others’ shouldn’t read your random thoughts and mumblings. They could get the wrong idea. I knew what I was thinking anyway. My kids were number two and my Grandson Little Craig was number three. My 20th Wedding Anniversary was number 8 (we went away together and ate constantly.) Good times. I’ve received 6 new grandchildren since that list was written. I do believe they’re one of the best things that can ever happen to anybody. After getting saved that is.

Happy readings and writings and please do share the letters and writings of your female ancestors with us.  It may seem like nothing to others, but it’s very special to me.

Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely what we will be. ~ Anthony Robbins

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