This is for the why do I scrap challenge. The photo is of my two oldest children 12 years ago. I got the inspiration from this layout http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=73518 Journalling reads: This is a question I have never asked myself before. So I really had to give this a lot of thought, I had to think back to the reason I started scrapping in the first place. I have thousands of photographs of my children, so many that they wish I would put the camera away, and there was no story recorded anywhere about those pictures. There were pictures of birthdays, Christmas', trips and vacations, yet no details. There were pictures of funny faces and beautiful smiles, but no story as to why that look was so important. There were pictures of people who were no longer with us, but there was nothing telling who they were, why they were important, and the things they had done in their lives. I realized that I wanted my children to know these things, I did not want to pass down a box of pictures that my children could not connect with, I wanted them to know the stories.
Another reason I scrap is that I never want my children to look back at their lives and wonder how important they were to me. I want them to know that from the moment they were concieved they were special, that they had a place in my heart that no one else could ever fill. I want them to know that every moment I spend with them is special and that I will cherish each moment forever. I want them to know how important every minute of every day has been to me, the good and the bad. I scrap because I don't want to forget a moment I have spent with my children. We all know how fast kids grow up...those days of cuddling and kisses pass so quickly. Before you know it they are too big to spend the afternoon cuddled on your lap reading a book. I don't want to forget those beautiful toothless grins and drooly faces. I don't want to forget those big blue eyes and chubby cheeks. I scrap because I would never want to forget moments like these.