Sunday, June 24, 2018

6 Months | Hope Adrielle

 I'll have to say: this has been THEE FASTEST six months of my life. Also, THEE CRAZIEST, but still THEE BEST.

Every morning after I pack Ethan's lunch and send him out the door, I sneak into the girls' room and take Hope out of her blankets. We snuggle in my bed until it's officially a respectable hour to be awake. We both fall back asleep in the mean time, and when I open my eyes to the light of day, her smile is almost too big for her tiny face.

Her uncontainable happiness melts my heart and reminds me how God delights in our happiness as much as I delight in hers.

"For every good gift and every perfect gift is from above; and cometh down from the Father of lights with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth..."

We're so loved, all of us.

But seeing as how it's been six whole months since that horrible, beautiful night in the hospital where she was born (Mommy's everywhere can relate, I think..), I thought it was about time that I finally put together her memory box.

I think every child should have a few (A FEW) little things from their childhood when they grow up and move out. Mom sent my baby book with me, and the memories written inside are so precious.

But...confession: I don't do baby books. But I do keep a journal, and I do make memory boxes. Passing down memories and special tokens of love is something for which your kids will thank you years from now.

In case you're thinking of putting together a little something for your luv, here's what goes inside of mine:

  • Her sonogram pictures. 
  • The little hat she wore in the hospital. 
  • Her coming home outfit. 
  • A tiny dress that I loved for her to wear
  • The ID bands from the hospital
  • Her receiving blanket from the hospital
  • A special letter from me, written on the 2017 (Business) Christmas Card that we sent out
  • Her first hair bow

Not much, and simple to do, but enough to bring a smile when she's grown and gone somewhere else.

Handy Hint: Put this box inside a weather-proof container in the attic, or someplace safe from small, prying fingers that haven't found respect for priceless papers. Heh.

What do you do to store up memories for your children? I would love more ideas!


Anonymous said...

Awww Hope is so cute<3 and making a memory box would be a great idea seeing a lot of Mums don't have time to keep a baby book(lol)

Rebecca Pyatskowit said...

Aww Hope makes everyone smile when they look at her. Love her so much *HUGS*

Anonymous said...

So very sweet! She’s such a contented, happy baby! Miss her.💕

Anna said...

Very true, unfortunately 😂

It's way too easy to forget about "another book on the bookshelf" if you don't happen to see it when "She smiles the first time". Lol

I like "one and done" type project. A lot. But like I said...I still like to keep a journal.

Anna said...

Almost every time Mike sees her, he mentions how much she looks like YOU! Lol

Just FYI

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Bethany D said...

What a cute idea! I’m currently in the middle of Ella’s baby book and I’m not impressed at how deep a project I got myself into. Lol

They both sleep together all night? How does that work??