Remember when it was supposed to be springtime and there was still snow on the ground?
I’m not really writing about that 🙂
I have a really bad memory. I’m not really sure why, but I can’t remember anything very easily. I have planners, calendars, to do lists, notebooks, photos, emails to myself, this blog..all of it to help me remember. I don’t have many memories growing up. Even memories of high school and college are faded and worn around the edges, like I lived those years as an outsider to my own life. Reading them through the pages of a book that wasn’t yet complete, wondering where the next path would lead.
My husband can remember everything. What we ate at that restaurant 3 years ago, what I was wearing and whether or not I liked what I ordered. I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast. Or if I actually even ate anything.
I want desperately to remember certain things though.
The answered prayers.
The blessing of life after the devastation of loss.
The giggles and smiles of my little girl, the sound of pure joy.
I want to remember the sound of her saying “I love you” to me for the first, unprompted time – as imperfectly beautiful as anything on this planet will ever be.
So I write. I take pictures and post blogs and I do it for me. So that I can remember, and be thankful.
I do this so I can give it back to God as an offering for all He does for me.
I want to remember your faces.
You, who leave me sweet & generous words that I can never remember to respond to.
I want to remember the ones who encourage.
Because one day, whether here or on the other side of heaven, we will meet. And I owe you a hug 🙂
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