Jennifer Farquhar is an amazing and creative woman. Wife, mother of 2 lovely young women and now grandmother. Jennifer was so kind to let me swipe a favorite entry right out of her blog and post it to mine. Enjoy the read!
Writing – Journal Cigar Box
by Jennifer Farquhar
I’ve always enjoyed writing but when it came to keeping a baby book on my girls I failed miserably. I remember as a kid looking at my older brother, Tim’s baby book filled out so nicely. When I looked at my big sister, Shelly’s baby book it had a few details written in. But no matter how hard I looked there was no baby book for me or my baby sister, Cathe. What happened?
When you have your own baby you soon find out what happens! You can document in your prettiest handwriting the baby’s first sneeze and hiccup or you can sleep.
I have kept a journal most of my life and just couldn’t NOT write about the fun things my little darlings said, got in to, caused, or created. The journal cigar box was born.
I picked up the cigar box at a local humidor because I thought it was pretty not to mention free. I sat it on my night stand next to my bed and filled it with little snippets of memories. Regardless of where I was or what writing resources I had I would write about whatever my little girls did.
In my cigar box are dated entries on paper coasters, napkins, torn box tops, scratch paper and receipts. Here are some of my favorites:
Editor’s note: In case you didn’t figure it out, Jennifer is my beloved big sister and best friend that is missed dearly. Thank you for reading her story.
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