When Dennis and I first found out that we were expecting our first baby, I immediately went to Barnes & Noble to buy a journal for him/her. This journal is intended to last a lifetime. Believe me, I do not intend to write in this thing every day, or every week, or even every month, but it is there to record my thoughts/feelings/prayers for our little one as he/she grows up. I plan to give this gift to our child when it's the right time. It could be when they graduate, or get married, or maybe even when he/she is expecting their first child, but it's meant to be a recording of our time together as mommy and son/daughter.
I even taped the reciept in there so that they can see when and how much it was when I purchased it. I think an old receipt will be kind of cool in 20 years. :)
I am a pretty sentimental kind of person. I am so thankful for this gift that God has given. I am nervous about this huge task of raising another life, but I know that God will teach me to be a Godly mother as I grow in Him.
………. and on a much lighter note, my mom blessed us with some pretty cute clothes for both sexes. Obviously, we won't get to use one of these sets of clothes, but I am so excited that our little baby boy/girl will be in one of these sets. :) Since I have never shopped for baby clothes that were intended to go on MY CHILD, it was so so so fun. Thanks for participating in this sweet time in our lives.