A few weeks ago, I read a book of Amish fiction, written by Tricia Goyer — The Memory Jar.
In the book . . .
Sarah Shelter has lived in West Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love. Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them. For just as long, she’s also been carrying around her emotions instead of allowing them to penetrate deep into her heart.
Do you blog, journal, or scrapbook? After reading The Memory Jar, you might just be inspired to carry your memories in a jelly jar. A memory jar is quite simply a place to store small items that will help you to remember. A lock of hair from your baby’s first haircut, a dried flower from the roses your husband gave you, or as, in Sarah’s case, a piece of quartz to help you remember the night a handsome Amish man rescued you when you were lost in the woods.