Precious Moments

The Days are Long, But the Years are Short.

Gretchen Rubin

The past few years have felt like a whirlwind. Having two kids under two was quite the fleet. I have never faced anything so hard in my life, nor anything so rewarding. Staying at home was a decision I felt called to, despite my previous desires to continue my education, I knew for this season, at home is where I needed to be and where my heart was. Some days sure do feel REALLY l-o-n-g, there are moments of loneliness, of failure and also those of pure joy! I am thankful for the memories I have of the joyful moments.

Looking back I want to be reassured that I made the most of the moments I’ve had with my children. Now that my son is turning 5, he will be entering into Kindergarten in the fall. On one hand, it feels like time has flown by, and he has grown up so fast. Then on the other hand, the memories of him as a baby: first bringing him home from the hospital, first foods, giggles and songs come rushing back so vividly. Time is something our brains have a hard time comprehending, especially when it comes to the quick and steady growth of our little ones.

To fully appreciate the moments I have been given with my children, I turn to pictures and stories about our time together. Cute things they have said, activities we have done and the milestones they have hit. Not just to document in a historical way, but in story form which portrays the heart of what we experienced together. Whether you are a Stay at Home Mom or a Working Mom, we all have precious moments that we cherish. There is no best way to Mother, rather, whatever way YOU Mother your children IS the best way because they are yours and they are unique.

This is why I started scrapbooking. To be honest, I prefer calling it Memory Keeping. I feel it conveys the true meaning of what I do. I want to store the memories of those precious moments in a format that I can look back on in the future and be reminded of how I made the most of those long days. We all have a story to tell and a legacy to live. With little ones, it had become so much more important to record our story both for me and for them.

This time really does go by quickly, the years truly are short, but the memories keep those years alive. It makes the time we have with our kids count. If we don’t record those memories or stories, then we will lose them. The future is uncertain, and can even seem scary. That is why we were meant to live in the moment, in the precious moments God gives us. It is where we belong, because it’s where He exists.

All we know is what we have right now, and life can be so distracting and busy that we miss those moments. By recording them through scrapbooking I am so thankful I can look back on those special moments. Just the act of scrapbooking in itself brings me a sense of calm because I truly believe we are created to create.

Blessings on all you mamas out there who struggle through the long days, its okay to struggle, its okay to fail, but the most important thing is that we get back up and try to do better the next day. Eventually you WILL be able to cherish those special moments. Don’t give up!

Be encouraged! Seek out those special moments with your loved ones. At the end of the day, its all we truly have, so hold onto that!

If you’d like to try scrapbooking and have no idea where to start contact me! I’d love to connect with you!

We are Created to Create.

-Whit

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If you want to change the world, go home and love your family

Mother Teresa

My name is Whitney and I live in Northern Manitoba, Canada. I am a Christ follower, a wife and stay at home mother of two who has a lot of love to share. All my life I have wanted to change the world, to somehow make it a better place and spread love unto others. When I became pregnant with my first child in 2014, I felt the calling to stay home. My original plan was to change the world through medicine, but God had other plans for me. My son was born in 2015 and my life was changed forever. As I followed this calling and left my job to stay at home, I invested my heart in growing and teaching my son with the desire to show him the greatest love he could ever imagine. Then in 2017 I was blessed with another child, a daughter. They have opened my heart to experience an unimaginable love and led me to grow in ways I never thought possible. They have given me strength and purpose in this world and God has used me to change the world through them.

As I continue this journey of Motherhood I seek to be the best version of myself so that I can always be there for them and to serve my family well. My calling to stay home has proven itself righteous over and over. Although it has had its challenging moments, I am thankful for the personal growth its given me. The next step of my journey was to discover how I could use the gifts and talents God has given me, and I have received the calling to create! My creative desire is inspired by the love I have for my children, they are my Wild Little Loves and I love documenting our journey together. I believe we are ALL created to create! From creating a beautiful garden, to cooking, to recording memories through photographs and memory books, to painting or writing, whatever it looks like, we all have the ability to create in some form.

I am excited to share this creative journey with you and I would love to hear about what inspires you to create! If you haven’t discovered that yet, I hope this site inspires you to try something new and to harness that creative side within you!

We are all created to create!

-Whit