Happy Independence Day!!
The pictures above are my mom when she was a baby to her 1st birthday. SHE is a July 4th baby! :) I always told her that having that birthday totally skewed her perception (and therefore mine, and now *my own* children) of what normal people do for their birthdays!! Her picture was in her local paper when she was about 7 or so and she got fireworks *on her birthday* every year. ;)
This year marks the 2nd time to celebrate July 4th without her.
We choose to celebrate her life. One way, I want to do that for my children is to preserve *her* childhood memories for them. Imagine my surprise when I was ready to begin the task and I discovered that my grandmommy (mom's mom) was a bit of a scrapbooker herself. I mean, mom was the 2nd child and there was a picture of my mom for almost every month of her first year on the first two pages!! All together! She grouped together mom's 2 closest friends from when they were little till they were about 5-6 years (so cute!). WOW! What a discovery. I am trying to preserve not only this marvelous discovery, but also trying to incorporate my grandmommy's handwriting.
I am looking forward to continuing on in this journey for my kids and myself... and to discover what other treasures I might find!