Memories for the future – Writing a diary for your grandchildren to read – Reading to and with children is the best fun!


I started writing emails to my only son when his first child was born. The email was to the child – Jack – for him to read later when he grew up. If I wasn’t present, I wanted him to know the joy that he brought me and us all when he was growing. And of course  I added some words that I felt might help him on his life’s journey. I am not as current on these emails as I was in the beginning – life happens and makes one so busy; plus now I have the joyous task of taking care of the grandkids occasionally ( weekly if I can) so time is scarce. Also our son James and our daughter in law Donne, have given us three more glorious little boys as you will know if you read my blog regularly – so there is much to write about!

I did want to share the idea with you however -since often we think of something to tell our grandchildren but they are not with us at that moment – so it slips away. This is a way to codify the memories you want them to hold dear of you and your loved ones.

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about someone who was scanning all her photos and letters into an electronic file. What a GREAT idea! I would not throw them away however since another friend mentioned to me that her 11 grandkids have the best time going through photos in boxes – its a family event! I must get to both activities – where are the days flying! Do you feel like that too? Happy family times….

Here are two of the little angels in my life…. Noah and Gabriel. Don’t you love how you can buy lots of toys but sometimes the simplest household things are the ones that bring the most delight! Here the twins are in a chair – swinging around and around – and to them this was like going to Disneyland!


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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