Show and Tell Friday - 09/19/20149:38 AM
Good morning my friends, how is your Friday going so far?
I must say that I am so happy to see this day come around, I am looking forward to this weekend, not just because we get more family time, we get to relax, but also because Sunday we have the Air Show at the Base.
One of our favorite things to do as a family, no doubt.
Right, but we're not here to talk about that, we are here for the Show and Tell, so let me get right into it.
What you see above, are my journals. I started keeping a journal before I was married, I was in South Africa and in a long distance relationship with my husband.
There was so much going through my mind and I felt that I needed a place to jot it all down, to get it off my chest and on paper, sometimes wishing that if I saw it written down that I could solve the problem easier.
After we got married, I continued writing in my journals, because then I was in a new country and pregnant and a new military wife, with a lot of things to learn and figure out.
Writing was always a way for me to do that.
So I continued with my journals.
They are very dear to me, and I love going back to read what I was thinking and feeling during different moments in my life.
I kept a journal too when my husband was deployed, and in one of those journals I have this letter that he wrote me from overseas.
I try not to read it very often because I find myself so overwhelmed and emotional that I can't help but cry.
The journal above is from South Africa and this one contains all my thoughts and dreams and hopes and fears when we were in a long distance relationship.
It's funny when I read it sometimes, I was a young girl without a lot of experience of the world. Some of my worries were quite pathetic, to me now, but at the time they were all consuming and frightening.
I love reading the progression of our relationship. Every little word on these pages has a story to tell, from giddy excitement of a late night phone call, or a letter received in the mail, or a little spat that we got into. Everything leading up to our wedding.
This journal above, contains most of my thoughts and experiences from my first year in the USA, my little Jasmine, wanting to get pregnant again, friends and family and so forth.
And some little hands got a hold of my journals, many years ago, and decided to scribble all over them. I can't even get upset because I know it wasn't done intentionally to destroy them, and I can still read what I wrote. It is, after all, a little memento from when my children were babies.
I will treasure that forever!!!!
Once I got my blog, my journaling kind of disappeared, or rather, changed. I now do most of my writing and venting and talking on the blog, though it will never be the same as an actual journal where you know you can say everything that is on your mind and get personal without other people reading or knowing.
That part I do miss, and I've thought about restarting my journal writing, aside from the blog, I would love to have a book with everything that I can't say here on blogland.
Maybe that's what I'll do.....go journal shopping one of these days. :)