Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My Life Without Me

Now this is something to contemplate.....my life without me.....

I watched a DVD last night with this title - a Canadian movie I think....and although sad it was very good. The basic story line is a young mother who finds out she has two months to live and tells no one...she is married and has two little girls. She writes a list of all the things she want so to do before she dies but the main thing that got me was she taped messages for her each of her girls' birthdays for the next ten or so years until they were 18.

This really got me thinking....if I died suddenly or got sick...what would I want to leave behind for my little girl and family????

I think this is really why I scrap book to share my love for my daughter, husband, family and friends...to record little moments in our lives that I want to remember for ever...and that I want to preserve for the future...

But it has also reminded me that I have not been doing much of my Book of Me and that maybe I need to do some more journalling about the sort I stuff I really want to tell my little girl and my family...just in case...life is pretty unpredictable...and what about all the little stuff I do for E everyday that no one else knows...(Lisa Bearnson had an article about this in the Feb 07 CK magazine)

It is kind of tough stuff to do and the sort of thing I avoid really...I am not good at emotional stuff, words and so on...but I really think it is something I need to do...

Anyway here is a pic of my cherub on the way to school today...I had done her hair in a very nice ponytail but she had other ideas!!
Hope you are having a super day - Lissy

2 comments:

Sharon Manning said...

I know where you are coming from Lis and I think it's this thing called scrapbooking that makes us think about things like mortality. I would have needed a truck load of tissues to watch a movie like that. I cry during shows like "Backyard Blitz", at the end when they handover the new gardens and the recipients are so grateful.....yeah sad I know.

That photo of E says so much about her personality! I love it.

Nat said...

Same feelings got me started on my BOM Lissy...I don't think I want to see that movie though...I wouldn't stop crying. Loving your scolloped pp...very jealous!!!