Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Memories

"Memories are who we are. In the end, that's all the luggage you take with you. Love and Memories are what last." Kristin Hannah

I went with my youngest to see Beauty and The Beast in 3D Imax. It was amazing. It felt like we were right there in the film. 

As I watched Belle slowly fall in love with the unruly beast, a memory held deep inside my heart floated to the surface.

My oldest daughter was three at the time. We were at a local outdoor festival watching two people act out Beauty and the Beast.  I wasn't sure my daughter understood what they were saying but when it was over and we got up to leave, I noticed tears streaming down her face. 

"Baby what's wrong?" I asked. 
She looked up at me, her sweet face stained with tears,  "She loved him." 

That's all it took for me to start crying too. I took her back to meet the guy who played the beast. He got down to her level and said, "you have a heart like Belle. You have a beautiful heart."

That memory makes me cry even today.  And it's true, my daughter's heart is gentle and kind. Over the years, she's changed me. She helped softened out my rough edges, and taught me to move more gently in the world. 

Memories - they carry us everywhere we go. Memories - they make us who we are. Memories - they like love, last forever. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 



Terri Tiffany said...

Beautifully said.

Nana Jul said...

She gets her beautiful heart from her momma!
Replay that's a great one to take with you.

Connie said...

Aw, such a sweet story. What a wonderful memory.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I have such lovely memories of my guys too. And like you, it doesn't take much to make me cry while watching a good movie. I'm actually very sappy! Being real here! Memories are very special because we can take them anywhere. Beautiful post, Nikki.


DUTA said...

I love the attached photo with the two shadow girls.. It fits the theme perfectly, as you've mentioned your two daughters in the post.

Indeed, memories (both the good and the bad ones) make us who we are. Without them we cannot function. Since memory deteriorates with age, we have to work hard to keep it strong and prevent its loss.

Lux G. said...

That's a really lovely memory. I watched it too with my cousin and I'm glad I did. It didn't disappoint.

Launna said...

What a beautiful memory Nikki... I loved to hear it xox

I just went to see the movie with Valentina over the weekend, I adored it, I would see it again. My sweet Valentina kept saying how good it was over and over (those teens are tough to get through but the movie did it)... xox

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful story you tell here. I have missed seeing you here. I know you are on social media but I like blogging so much better. I love to see what everyone has been up to. You have a kind heart and I believe your daughter inherited that beautiful quality from you. I am so happy I stopped by. You always make my day better. HUGS

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely memory, I'm glad you shared it.

All the best Jan