Writing to God is great. When I’m feeling down I always go to a letter where I was feeling better. It reminds me that not every day is the same. When bad things happen, it’s always nice to remember the good things in my life especially my family. It also gives me hope that one day I’ll be fine in heaven. I’ve written to God about very serious topics and also light hearted ones. He loves you and is waiting to listen. I’ve actually started using the computer recently, it’s nice but it can’t beat a book because you using your own writing to keep in contact with God. I’ve also collected a few kids drawing from my niece and nephew which I’ve added to my book. I think in Islam, Judaism and Christianity one has a book that will be with God on the Day of Judgment. On that day it would be nice to say to God that we thought about it and started writing our own book in life for him to read since we were too impatient to see Him So try thinking of good topics that you both will enjoy. It's also nice to write during Ramaldaan mashallah. Anyway, I hope that I have helped you in some way. Start writing…you will be surprised to see what you’ve forgotten. Take care. Peace and blessings be upon you.
Another point that is nice is having your diary with you on HAJ. You will be able to talk to Allah for hours. Sometimes we forget the good things in life that happened to us. With A diary you will always remember inshallah.
Encourage children to start in a diary to Allah inshallah. I've done so for my sister's children mashallah. The reason why I give this advice is because when they get older they can read their entries when they were just children mashallah. It's also sweet to read what they saying to Allah evens though it is suppose to be a secret It is amazing how they communicate with Allah mashallah.