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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Value of A Moment Is In The Memories

"Sometimes you don't appreciate the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."
"Sometimes you don't appreciate the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

Regarding making memories, truer words have never been spoken. That's why I like to take video of our youngest family members in setting that speak volumes about their traits, qualities, abilities, and what's going on in their heads.

I catch them singing and dancing alone, making up stories and asking thoughtful questions. I read a book to them and watch their reactions. As I turn the page I like to see their eyes light up and their imaginations soar. We often go for walks and talk about life from their perspective. And when the day is done I often write down some of what was said and done.

It's good to let them know that you were watching and listening by repeating their thoughts in context at appropriate times. If they were caught on video laughing, joking, crafting or having an aha moment set it to background music and file it away. When you come back to it a few years later it will have so much more meaning than you ever knew it could.

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Plan a party together, brainstorm fun themes and creative activities and watch their personality blossom. Make event planning a tradition and expression of loving approval. Fimark's Family Reunion Planner is the ideal app to plan almost any gathering big or small. It's loaded with planning ideas, activities, themes, and itineraries.

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