"Memories mean more to me than dresses." Anne Frank
Funny how my kids forget the stuff that I never do. Like the time my oldest was three and I took her to a park where they were putting on a two person play of Beauty and the Beast. After it was over we got up to leave. I looked down and noticed my daughter crying.
I took her in my arms and asked what was wrong. Her answer - "She loved him," made me cry b/c my 3 yr. old got the gist of the story...and it touched her.
And the time we were in Niagara Falls and an ET character reached his finger out to touch hers. At first she was afraid but he told her not to be and she let him touch her finger. The expression on her face is still clear in my brain.
Although my girls don't remember their early times......they love when I tell them the stories of 'remember when.'
Memories.....they're like movie reels that play in my head and make me sing. The good memories...The happy times.....those things that make up a life. This week grateful for......
-All the past fun stuff, those good times - grateful they're still alive in me.
-Happy places. We've been planning getaways and got excited remembering places we've been & the fun we had. We all agreed.....some of those places have to be repeats this summer.
-D.W. Haven't seen her in years. She's back in town, called me... wants to get together. She rattled on about how the two of us used to crack up laughing and how that was the best times for her at work.
-Mr. W.....an old man whose words still live in me. He said the same thing every time I saw him, in his Jamaican drawl...'Inch by inch it's a cinch. Yard by yard it's hard.'
-The best memory - that day in a hospital room when He touched me and changed all the bad to good. I remember looking at the trees, hills and grass....they had a brilliance and looked like velvet. It's as if I had never seen them before. That day is the best memory ever.....one I've never forgotten. One touch of His gentleness and all the horrible terrible things gone. Replaced with incredible love, peace and gratitude. Yep....that's the absolute best memory.