Tuesday, June 13, 2006
My paternal grandmother was "journaling" before they coined the term for it. She has written several different books, poems and has always kept a journal. When my husband and I visited her in 2003 I begged her to let me read her journal for the year when she finished it. To my surprise she mailed it to me as gift! Along with her completed journal, she also sent me a blank journal for me to begin my record of life for 2004. To get me started she wrote on the first page of my journal in her on hand.."Journal of Tina & Danny, January 1, 2004". So that is the date I began journaling! I have read her journal so many times. Sometimes I use it as part of my daily devotions. That may sound a bit odd but it wouldn't if you knew my Grammy. She is a very godly woman. Her writings are full of prayers, praises, things God has shown her over the years, and of course her daily activities. My Gram lives in Maine so my visits with her have been too few due to the long distance between us. Her journal is so precious to me. I can read a daily entry from her log and it is almost as if I am in her presence. I can see and hear her in my minds eye so plainly. What a blessing God has given me by way of a godly grandmother and her journal!