Step Motherhood is a Journey
What do you do with the digital photos that are on your camera or phone? Anything? I used to be diligent about making my mini men photo books every year. I don’t know if you ever have, all you have to do is upload all of your photos to a website and easily put them in pages and create a book. Way less messy or time consuming than scrap booking. I then take the photo book and add movie stubs, feathers, and other small things that we have picked up along the way that will help trigger the boys memory of the fun that we had. I am a little behind….like two years behind…How does that happen?
I take a ton of photos to document our journey. Birthday parties, decorating eggs, board game night, or just a walk in the woods. Anything and everything that either moves my heart, makes us smile, or a moment in time that I never want them to forget. I actually prefer to capture the smaller, quieter things. The big things will be already imprinted on their minds. I try to capture the daily moments that were filled with love, light, and happiness.
As Step Mom’s we often do not have one hundred percent of the kids time that we would like. We hold a different value of time and understand that it is limited. We really need to focus on making every one of those minutes count. Children don’t need to hear about complaints or strategies about the battle you fight between the households. Take your limited time and focus on growing with them, making every minute we can a lasting positive memory.
What memory are you going to make today? Can you snap a photo and add it to the comments below? I would LOVE that!!! Please share your memories!!!
~ Amy Elizabeth