Matilda's ABC Keep Sake
When I first found out I was pregnant for the first time I knew that I wanted to have some keepsakes for Matilda. I wanted some things that she could have for a long period of time. Not just her first pair of shoes or her first curl. (which for Matilda wouldn't exist as she has stick straight hair!) I of course started her baby book and we have it up to date, and we have a picture book of her family, but I just wanted something else...something different.
As she has been growing and developing I wanted to make her something that she could use on a daily basis. I finally figured it out and created an ABC Book for her. For every letter of the alphabet I placed a different picture of Matilda in it with something or someone that starts with that letter. So for the letter Aa I placed pictured of Matilda with Aunta (my sister) and Auba (my niece). For the letter Bb I placed a picture of Matilda with her dad and I on her baptism.
What I love most about this project is that each and every picture symbolizes someone or something that has happened in her life thus far. Each picture is special to us and to her.
About two years before Felipe and I got married my brother passed away from an unexpected accident. For me it is so very important that Matilda knew who her Uncle was even though he is not physically here with us on earth. She prays for him at night. She knows his name. She knows that he lives in Heaven. She knows her Uncle. It was important for me to make sure there was a picture of the two of them in the book.
This book comes with us everywhere we go. It is currently in her car seat waiting for us to leave the house!