Yep, I've proved to myself how important scrapbooking and journaling are to preserving memories!
I am guilty of being one of those people with the best of intentions regarding scrapping: I have tons of digital pictures, but haven't sat down in a few years to put them in my books. However, there was a time when I was doing it. It seems like forever ago.
Anyway, I recently dug up my daughters's old album that I used to work so hard on back in the day, because I needed to see pages from her baptism for an upcoming school project of hers. Well, of course I had to look through the entire book of what I had done while I had it out *wink*. Well, I was amazed at how much I appreciated all the stuff I had written down! Honestly, the things captured in that book are so valuable, and I would never remember those little details now that time has passed. By reading my writings, I was able to be back in that moment and found myself several times saying "Oh yeah, that's right! I forgot about that!"
Sadly it means that all the catching up I have to do will be void of those precious moments, but I will do my best to remember what I can while I still can remember things.... but it seriously kicked me in the butt to get going on current pages and events, because those memories are precious, even just 3-4 years later.
SO, even if my demoship caves in the next 5 months or I stop having money to buy supplies for a while (and let's face it, I have enough stuff to last me 3-4 years at least!), I have a new motivation to scrap again, and to keep my memories alive. I only hope that I get moving and stick with it, because I realize now more than ever how important pictures are to me.
How about you?