This past Christmas, I was blessed with wonderful and unexpected gifts from loved ones. My all-time favorite gift from this past Christmas was the mattress that my husband and I got each other. Our mattress before was aggravating my back with each night’s rest. This new mattress rejuvenates me. However, I’m not writing this post to tell you about my mattress. I’m writing to tell you about my favorite Christmas gift that I actually got to unwrap. This probably would have been better suited for January’s First Friday Find, but I had yet to fully appreciate the item, at that time. What is it, you ask? It’s Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book.
This little book is so awesome! Each page is set aside for a day in the year, starting at January 1. The page is then broken up into five smaller sections. Each section starts with “20__” so that you can indicate what year you are referencing and has a few blank lines following it. It’s such a small section, but not too small, that it allows you to write just the right amount from the events of your day. Then, when a new year begins, you go back to January 1 and start filling out the second section. At the end of five years, you will have a record of what you did everyday on a specific day of the year all briefly stated on the same page.
I have made a point to keep my comments appropriate for anyone in our family to be able to pick it up and read from it. In fact, my daughter has already snuggled up to me and had me read the events from our past month. As I was reading, she would exclaim, “Oh, I remember that!” We were both enjoying looking back on just the few short weeks that I had already recorded. Then, she and I discussed that she would be twelve-years-old when I finished recording in the book. Can you imagine all the memories we will have made together in that amount of time?
The best part is that it’s so dang simple. I just keep it by my bedside and fill it out just before I kneel for my bedtime prayers. It takes just a minute and I can already tell the results will be invaluable.
Seriously, this is one of my most favorite gifts ever. Go get yourself one!