My baby book is a really good one – there is lots of journaling and I remember looking at it when I was a kid and growing up. There is a portion in it which says my name is Rina Maria Gonzales which means from Catarina. I think the story is that the year I was born (1977) Miss Universe’s name was Catarina, and my mom liked the “rina” portion. Thus, my name.
The journaling in my baby book is quite special. It explained my growth and development and moments that were special to my mom. The journaling helped me to know about my childhood and helped me to get a sense of what a character I was as a child. Fun stuff.
So, the point of today is that journaling is great, especially for baby books! I know many of my friends don’t like their handwriting, but now with digital (and the ability to even print out digital text boxes on photos – ask me how – using things like CM’s Memory Manager) that can be less of a stress.
Thanks for reading, and most of all thank you Mom! — Rina