And so did your kids.
So, how will each of you remember it? Will you remember it? What will mark the completion of a season, what will cement the lessons learned from its events, what will bring healing from its conflicts and pains?
Sometime late in the year, I heard someone mention the idea of capturing each year’s events and themes in a kind of family history. It got me thinking…
The Aldin family could certainly benefit from such a tradition.
And so the idea I came up with a few years ago was to keep a permanent record of the years in the form of a ‘book’. For all I know, it’s been done before. But not by our family. And hey, it only lasted a couple of years :) ... but your family might make it work better. (I think I waited til the kids were too old to get caught up in the idea).
Each of us gets to answer the questions below, and choose two digital photos that represent our favourite memories of the year just gone. Then on New Year’s Eve, we’ll read our answers and “talk story” about 2011, before placing them in the book.
The questions can be very simple:
- My favourite movie this year:
- I really enjoyed going to the __________ because _____________________.
- Three cool things about my birthday:
- My holiday:
- A cool thing that God did:
- My achievements:
- The hardest thing I had to do was…
- Something I wish didn’t happen:
- A funny thing I heard: