My mother is the Queen of saving important documents. She has kept so many of my memories alive by the things she has saved for me when I was a child. I have some hair from my first hair cut as a baby, my first tithing slip when I paid a few pennies, my first handwriting, many art pieces, the newspaper of when I was born and even my baby teeth! That is just some of the many things she has kept and preserved over the years.
Today, I want you to "Save it." Put together a binder with sheet protectors and start to save a few homework assignments, tests, art pieces and so on of your children. Ask your parents, aunts and uncles to write a short message to your child about them that they can keep as a keepsake. My mom had my grandmother write in my journal when I was a child and it is a treasure to me now. We never know how long we have with those we love so let's preserve and save a little bit of our history to keep the memories alive.
I saw a post from a friend on facebook and I really felt inspired to share it. So, with her permission, this is what she posted on facebook Sunday evening…
"My heart is extra grateful for the little things today. I had been hoping for a long time that I would find a message from my grandma who passed away on August 1st, but I gave up hope when I had no luck after hours of searching. But last night that prayer was answered! I was about to send a couple pictures through Facebook and I had the feeling to look through my old posts. As I scrolled through I noticed that I posted a status of my feelings and my grandma commented on it! (She said " President Kimball said "Looking ahead will seem long, but looking back, it is only a minute" He was right. I am glad you found this saying and I Love You, McKayla!") My eyes instantly filled up with tears as I looked on the date she said that, July 30, 2014 (2 days before she passed) I am so very grateful for answered prayers! Even though they don't always come when you want them to, they come when Heavenly Father knows you need them! I love my Heavenly Father & his beloved son Jesus Christ! I cannot wait for the day I get to see them again! I'm also thankful that I get to see my grandma & Whitney again! I know they are with me everyday:)" – McKayla