"Thank you for helping me threw my strugls"
It's good to know that despite my failings, the Lord is still driving this ship and we seem to be going in the right direction.
I recently starting writing in a journal for each of my older children who can read. It's not all the time but whenever I see them struggling or notice something that is particularly great I will write them a little note and try to throw in an appropriate verse to encourage them. A lot of times in the day I am too surrounded by littles trying for my attention or being just plain trying and I'm not good at vocalizing during those times. I need to be quiet and focus on not being the mean mom. If there is too much pressure to also be encouraging and talk about stuff in the midst of the chaos, I tend to lose it. But there are things my children need to hear, especially the older ones. So in enters the journals.
My children dont' have baby books. But hopefully they will have these to look back at.