I’m pretty sure I just heard some groans! Journaling seems to have a love – hate relationship overall. To me, a page isn’t complete without a little journaling, even if it’s just the Who, What, Where, and When. I snapped a few photos on Father’s Day to scrap. Today, I’m here with a few thoughts for documenting the Fathers and Father figures in our lives.
- One of my favorite tricks to journaling when I don’t know what to say is letting someone else tell the story. Is there a child who can answer a few questions about fathers? Or is there someone who will tell the story for you? I love to capture my mom telling stories about her dad. I’ve added some stories from my siblings about our dad. For my husband, I added a story that a child from church told me. Stories from other voices can help round out the personality of a person.
- Lists are a great way to capture the moment. List out the top 10 qualities of the person. List out what you thought about buying and what you ended up buying or why you bought nothing as a gift. List the food from the day. You could delve deeper by adding a note about favorites or leave it simple.
- Write about what you have learned from your father. Me? I learned that canned mushrooms are great until you’ve tasted fresh mushrooms. Also, that ketchup is not the right condiment for steak. And with those two things, you already have a thought about my dad, right?
- Is there an event or memory that you recall but don’t have a photo for? A recent photo is a perfect accompaniment to an older story.
And if journaling isn’t your thing, I hope you found an idea here anyway to celebrate the father in your life!