How well do you really know your most loved one – the things about them that really matter?
Allow me to ask, do you know their all-time favorite song? What is their treasured bible verse or inspirational quote? What is their fondest memory growing up? How about favorite color? How well do you know that person that means the most to you? Ever since Lindy’s diagnosis, I’m finding that I have work to do in this area.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I was clueless on many of these questions (and much more). What kind of husband am I if I can’t name these important “favorites” about my own wife? Have I had my head buried in the sand during our fifteen years of togetherness?
It’s funny, but I learn a lot about being a better husband by listening to my seven year old ask questions. Let me explain. Brooklyn will ask you a thousand questions about anything. She listens to the answers you give and takes it in. She’s on a constant “fact-finding” mission. We can learn valuable lessons from little people.
Not sure where to start? It’s okay.
There are many products out there to capture/preserve memories and allow a person to journal about themselves using a pre-defined question-based format. In my hunt for the best journal for Lindy, I found these products that came highly recommended:
The Story Of A Lifetime
“Preserve memories for the next generation”
Hard cover book; 500 questions; includes a family tree section; blank pages for momentos; can be personalized
Find this at: RedEnvelope.com
Mom, Share Your Life With Me
300+ pages; spiral bound book
Find this at: Amazon.com