Monday, August 22, 2011
Cherish your Cherubs Project: RECORD your childrens life
First of all, I have to say a BIG thank you to all of YOU wonderful Seven Cherubs readers who have given me such great support and feedback on the start of my Cherish Your Cherubs Project. I love that so many of you have emailed me and left comments to say that you are joining in.
Thanks for brightening my day with each message and for your encouragement!
Today is the first day of linking up for the project. The assignment for this week was to Record your cherubs life so far or even what they are like right now, this very moment and to cherish every little detail about them. To be more mindful, to be more appreciating of them and to simply adore them. If you have forgotten what Week 1. Record was about - you can check it out here. So here we go with a little taste of what I have been recording:
To start with I took some current family profile pictures. On Sunday morning before heading off to church I called every one individually into the hall way and took pictures of them as they were at that moment to capture what sort of mood they were in and to have an 'as is' shot. So here is what our family is looking like right now:
Of course I think all my children are gorgeous, brilliant and delightful. They are angelic in so many ways and bring me so much happiness and joy. They make me smile, they make me laugh but they also make me mad and make me cry. I love that they are each growing up into little adults and I am treasuring the short time I have with them as children.
Here on my blog I have decided to share with you a little snapshot of what they look like and a little honesty in how they are currently expressing and developing in personality. I also decided to include Matt and I while we were at it (Chelsea put mine together just so you know!) for some fun and here is a little taste of what we are like:
What a mix we are as a family! We are very varied in our loves and characteristics. Which is just the way I like it. Now to share with you what I would love for you to do for Week 2. Remember.
* your birth story
* a treasured memory of them when they were little
* a great achievement they made
* something you observed them doing
* a first achievement they reached
* a quiet moment you had together
Elisha shared on my facebook page that her cherubs love to hear about their birth and what they were like as babies or the age their siblings are now. They also love to watch home movies of themselves as little ones and when they do this as a family is always helps her to appreciate her cherubs a little more.
Natalie recommended looking back on old photos to remind yourself how quickly time passes. Then look at them now and realise how incredibly lucky you are to be sharing their life journey with them. A blessing indeed.
So this week I hope you will dig out your journals, your photo albums and home movies and will spend some time remembering how wonderful your cherubs or family members are. If you have already blogged or recorded a great remembering moment I would love for you to link it up with us next week.
Now onto the fun part. Time to link up your Week 1. Record moments you have to share. This can be a new blog post or an older blog post. Anything that helps us to learn a little more about your cherubs or family. I will leave the link open for the rest of the week incase you want to link up with us here. I hope that if you do decide to link up a post that you will take the time to read and comment on a few others to spread the blog love. I am so looking forward to reading what you have to share and to seeing what is in your heart in relation to your cherubs. Thanks so much for joining in.