It's official, my husband has begun his first deployment. This year will definitely bring many challenges for us, but my hope is that in the end our family will be stronger because of it.
Our oldest daughter, Arianna, is now 7 years old and is excelling in reading and writing in school. In order to promote her writing skills and creativity I am going to have her start a scrapbook. This scrapbook is going to be all about her... it will be her story, expressed her way.
Some items that I will suggest for her to put in are:
*letters to her dad
*pictures from holidays, soccer games, etc.
My hope is that she will complete a 1 or 2 page layout every week. I think her father will really appreciate her taking her time to share her stories with him. We will also love to look at the scrapbook for years to come.
After writing this, I realize that maybe this is something I should consider doing as well. It will be interesting to compare my views on a particular event to my daughters.
We're going to get started this week, I'll be sure to post photos of the scrapbook periodically if Arianna gives me permission to share them.
Have a great week!