It took me 6 years to get up the courage to make this album. I am working on my other son's, right now, too. It was definitely a labor of love and feels wonderful to have. Here is what I wrote about the album:
In 2004 Vanessa Reyes won the Chatterbox Make it Meaningful contest with her "If For Any Reason" album. When I saw her album, I cried. I knew I needed to make an album like this for my son. The album consists of letters to a child for all of the major moments in life. Both Vanessa and her husband wrote letters to their daughter with words about these moments and tucked them lovingly into the album. The purpose of the book is that if for any reason one of them were no longer in their daughter's life, she would still have their words to read and cherish. It's taken me 6 years to finally sit down and make this album. My husband and I both spent hours crying while writing these letters. As emotionally difficult as it was to do, we are thrilled to have this for our son. The album is his to read whenever he wishes. The great thing about paper bag albums is that you can easily add to them. I have another 6 big moments I want to include in this book and it will be simple to do because of the format.Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!