Day 31: Save It!

November 25, 2014

My mother is the Queen of saving important documents.  She has kept so many of my memories alive by the things she has saved for me when I was a child.  I have some hair from my first hair cut as a baby, my first tithing slip when I paid a few pennies, my first handwriting, many art pieces, the newspaper of when I was born and even my baby teeth!  That is just some of the many things she has kept and preserved over the years.  

Today, I want you to "Save it."  Put together a binder with sheet protectors and start to save a few homework assignments, tests, art pieces and so on of your children.  Ask your parents, aunts and uncles to write a short message to your child about them that they can keep as a keepsake.  My mom had my grandmother write in my journal when I was a child and it is a treasure to me now.  We never know how long we have with those we love so let's preserve and save a little bit of our history to keep the memories alive.

I saw a post from a friend on facebook and I really felt inspired to share it.  So, with her permission, this is what she posted on facebook Sunday evening…

"My heart is extra grateful for the little things today. I had been hoping for a long time that I would find a message from my grandma who passed away on August 1st, but I gave up hope when I had no luck after hours of searching. But last night that prayer was answered! I was about to send a couple pictures through Facebook and I had the feeling to look through my old posts. As I scrolled through I noticed that I posted a status of my feelings and my grandma commented on it! (She said " President Kimball said "Looking ahead will seem long, but looking back, it is only a minute" He was right. I am glad you found this saying and I Love You, McKayla!") My eyes instantly filled up with tears as I looked on the date she said that, July 30, 2014 (2 days before she passed) I am so very grateful for answered prayers! Even though they don't always come when you want them to, they come when Heavenly Father knows you need them! I love my Heavenly Father & his beloved son Jesus Christ! I cannot wait for the day I get to see them again! I'm also thankful that I get to see my grandma & Whitney again! I know they are with me everyday:)" – McKayla

YW Grandmother's final wordsMcKayla and her Grandmother

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