Michelle Torno, our Lead Planner for EVENTS by September's Bride, also writes a blog, focusing on wedding planning. This weekend, she posted the following idea and I thought it was fabulous, so I am sharing it here to be sure all of our readers see it. My husband and I have been married over 18 years, but I don't think it's too late to start our Anniversary Journal.
A few years ago I bought a journal. The title on the front says "Cherished Hopes, Treasured Dreams". It is a pretty book with a quote on every few pages like: "Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out." - Libbie Fudim. The purpose of this journal was to record Derek's and my marriage so that someday when our children and grandchildren wanted to have that history, it would be all written down for them. My goal was to write in it on every anniversary and tell about the past year in our life together. A wonderful and beautiful goal, I believed and still do.
I just came across this journal again while organizing and when I flipped it open I noticed I have only recorded one year of our seven together. At first it made me sad, then I wondered why this is and I think that every time I come across the journal it isn't our anniversary so I set it aside until the next year. What a stupid thought! Just because it's not the exact date of our wedding doesn't mean I can't reminisce about the year that has just past us.
Do you do anything special to document your years together? Maybe this would be a great thing to begin on your honeymoon together. Reminisce about the wedding and talk about your goals for the future.