Since our photograph taking turned electronic a few years ago, I've hardly put any photos into albums. We had plenty saved digitally, so a few weeks ago I trawled through the files and selected some -over a hundred, in fact - for printing.
It's been quite a chore to write on the back of each one and then sort the photos into three albums: one for us, and one for each of the kids. A couple of years ago I made them an album each for their eighteenth birthday, so they would have a pictorial record through the years from birth. Now they are complete.
It's wonderful looking through, reviving old memories. I can even be thankful for the more painful times: thankful that God sustained us through them, that he has brought us to a better place, that he loves us whatever happens...so much to be thankful for!