My mami kept my baby memory book until I found it and took it for myself. I now have it at my house and every so often look through it, reading my mom’s memories, and the cards she saved from when I was born. I asked her why she kept all those cards so many years after I was born and she said she wanted to remember what people wrote and who celebrated the occasion with her.
I also kept cards from when both my children were born, their baby showers, my daughter’s baptism, our wedding, and various other occasions. Over the years, I’ve downsized a bit and have let go of some of those cards, though I’ve kept some. There’s something great about reading special cards long after you received them and remembering the occasion (or non-occasion).
My daughter is going down the same path and loves to keep all the cards she receives, especially those from her abuela, my mom. I imagine one day she’ll do the same as I do and sit down to read her cards reminiscing on what was written in each. In fact, this makes me think that I should give her cards more often; what a great treasure she’ll have when she’s an adult and leading her own life!
Of course, I now save cards from my girl, as well. Cards she made are especially kept because I can remember her face and words from each time she gave me a card. I remember the first card she ever made me – that’s the one pictured here. She couldn’t yet write, but was beginning to draw and could scribble. My baby girl must have been about two years old and was so proud of her get-well card! It’s not a fancy card – my husband added words to her design – but she made it and wanted to help me feel better. So, her card sits on my desk to remind me of that special moment.
Do you have any special cards you’ve saved? I’d love to hear about them!
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