When I agreed to do a review for Journal's Unlimited new product "My Lifelong Journal of Firsts" I thought to myself how many firsts do I have left? I will be 37 in a few days and I have experienced most of my firsts and the majority of my kid's firsts. So I accepted the challenge without realizing how perfect this journal was for the next part of my life. At the time we received our journal only a handful of people knew of our plans to adopt and when I say handful I mean the four people in my immediate family and my mom. It was something my husband and I have always wanted to do but could never find the exact right time to do it. We have a wonderful family now with two beautiful girls and as I like to say a made for tv marriage (which show depends on the day) but we are happy. So this journey into opening our family to a new child- an older child- will have it's tests not just for me and my husband or our children but for the girl that accepts our family as hers.
So I have not written in this journal yet~ infact I won't. This will be the first gift I give to her to begin writing her journal of firsts that she will have with her new family. Journals are so important for so many reasons the mere fact that you can let everything out- the good and the bad- and go back days or sometimes years later and experience those words again is priceless! The journal itself is so well made that it definitely will hold up through the years, tears, and hopefully not too many throwings across the room.
I am impressed with Journal Unlimited's products as this is not the first one we have owned. My daughter still carries her "Good Times- My FUN journal" book around and makes entry after entry. That's what is so great about these as well is that each page gets you started on a thought so you don't sit there with the pen bouncing off your forehead to find the right beginning. They do it for you. Each Journal is reasonably priced as well. This particular journal is under $20.00 and worth every penny. Infact, I will be purchasing a few more My lifelong Journal of Firsts for the rest of my family so they can begin writing down those memories and feelings as the time nears when our new daughter will be joining our family!
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