Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Family History TuesdayZ | Call it a Family...

Journaling Prompt: 
Write whatever comes to mind when you read this quote:

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. 
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
- Jane Howard

My Personal Journaling:
I find this quote to definitely be true. Family is so important - actually the most important thing in the world to me.  My husband and kids are my life and they are what make my life complete. Without my family, it would really be hard to even live any kind of life. I also think that FAMILY doesn't have to be blood relatives.  I think the people that you most care about and the people who make life complete for you are family too. Also when I think of this quote, I think of the quote that "it takes a village....".  I know that the people who help raise my kiddos are so important too. I think of my childhood and besides my own parents, siblings, grandparents, etc, there were so many people in the small town that I grew up in that taught me and inspired me and are the reason I am who I am...they are family to me too. 

I've struggled with some relationship issues with my parents and as much as I love and appreciate them - there are just some things that we have been dealing with. And when there are family issues, life is definitely hard. It's hard to not have a good relationship with family....family is needed and I'm so glad that I have my own husband and kids and other family members to get me through this rough time.

Journal CardZ for this Week
Call it a Family Journal CardZ by DeDe Smith (DesignZ by DeDe)
Journal CardZ - CALL IT A FAMILY
4x6 and 3x4 Cards - Squared & Rounded Corners


Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

New for 2015! Journal CardZ. A very popular trend right now is Pocket Scrapbooking. Part of pocket scrapbooking is journaling cards. So to help you scrap my weekly Journal Prompts, I am offering up 4x6 and 3x4 cards for your use every week! These cards are great to use digitally or you can even print them out!

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.

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Shannon said...

So true! Thank you