My 'tween daughter and I still enjoy our Mother-Daughter journal. We pass it back and forth sporadically, and it has been a good way for us to keep the lines of communication open.
When I started one with her, I also started one with Aggie.
Aggie loves making pictures for people and expressing her love that way. So that's pretty much what we do in this pre-'tween version of the journal.
And it's wonderful.
Here's a glimpse:
"I love that you always look after me,
always take care of me,
always love me.
Since you have taken good care of me , you deserve a gift.
Oh babe, I don't deserve it, but I welcome it with my whole heart!
You are grace to me, Aggie!