This is Why

The Summer Challenge: Day 30

The Weekend Housewife - This is Why I Document Our Lives

Today marks the end of the Summer Challenge and my 30th post in a row. I am glad it’s over because I am truly exhausted from the late nights, but in the long run it was completely worth it! I have found that documenting our lives through various means is what I was meant to do. Whether I am scrapbooking, blogging, or even simply posting snippets of our life on Facebook, I am preserving our time here on Earth.

The photo above is a reminder of why I blog, why I take thousands of photos, and why I strive to capture those real life memories. I don’t ever want to forget how tiny Shawn once was, and how he still doesn’t like to ride on the carousel. I don’t want to miss a chance to look back and remember the excitement of 2012’s Festival of Lights. I don’t want to forget anything.

My grandma is in the advanced stages of Alzheimers and she doesn’t remember much at all. It’s terribly sad that she will barely remember you one minute, and knows exactly who you are the next. There will come a point when she won’t remember anything or anyone. As I get older, I have come to realize that it’s not guaranteed that you will remember your life later on. I am lucky to have so many great memories with my grandparents (and family for that matter), but it still hurts that I can’t go and ask to hear my favorite stories, or have her answer my questions.

I don’t know what my life will bring for me when I am old, but I don’t want to take a chance that my grandchildren won’t know about our lives. I scrapbook our lives, I photograph everything, and I write down as many details as I can; not for me but rather for everyone else.

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  1. Susan

    Hi Jules, that is why I have blogged these past 13 years. I have all my texts and pictures saved on file. My mom died at age 75 5 years ago if Alzheimers and we just never know. My grandkids love to look at the pages I have made them. Which reminds me, I need to do a page on our bowling day! Thanks for sharing!

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Hiya! I’m Jules and I am the Weekend Housewife… I am a graphic designer during the hours of 9-5 during the week and the rest of my time is spent being a mommy, a wife, a cook and baker, a memory keeper and photographer and a crafter.

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