The Notebook

My pink notebook
My pink notebook

 While reflecting on my family's history and objects that could possibly be passed down, it saddens me to admit that our belongings have been consumed by fire twice. All I have now are things acquired recently, and unfortunately I cannot trace my family history past great grandparents. I know very little about those that came before me, so I will do everything in my power to ensure the memory of my family doesn’t fade. I think my strength lies in my words, so I will use my journal. It holds my deepest thoughts, prayers, and visions. It is my safe space in a cold, cold world. I hope it shows my children and grandchildren that they matter and that their words are powerful. It has my poems, short stories, and dreams on its pages. I will pass it down in hopes that my memory never fades. 

– SC

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