Posted by: mylovingheart | March 10, 2013

Thanks for the Memories!

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When you get to be in your Fifties you have a lot of memories.  The first kiss, the awkwardness of the teenage years, coming into my own in my twenties, walking down the aisle to get married, the birth of our two children, and all the joys and sorrows of a full life.  Some of those memories are not so great.  The heartache of my parents splitting up when I was 12, having loved ones who have passed away after a long illness and some rather quickly.  When Ed was diagnosed with cancer the doctor looked at us both and said “Go make some memories!”  Thank goodness we had been blessed by already having some great memories of our life together, but we took his advice and made some great memories for the time he had left.  Along with just spending quality time as a family, one of our most treasured memories was giving our daughter the wedding of her dreams.  She will always treasure that her father was well enough to walk her down the aisle.  So much has happened I have had to go back and look at pictures to recall some of the memories of years ago.

As I continue on this new chapter in my life those memories have given me great comfort and moments of laughter and absolute joy.  Those memories can get you through some of your darkest days.  You learn to treasure the smiles, the moments when you were so loved, and all the people and experiences that have prepared you for the person you have become.

Sometimes our memories can be our worst enemy.  I don’t know about you, but I can forget all the compliments and words of encouragement and remember the one negative comment that someone said.  I can even go to the place of holding on to being ‘rejected’ instead of focusing on all of the ‘acceptance’ I have received.  Unfortunately there are times when you think about it over, and over, and over, and over again and it becomes all you can think about.  When I find myself in that cycle I look for the blessing in that situation or that person and make a decision that I need a “NEW MEMORY”.  A memory worth treasuring.  What I have to remember is that I have a lot of good memories and that needs to be what I chose to have as my main thought process.

The memories I am going to continue to create is the amazing moments with friends and family, finding a new love in my life (you are out there somewhere), and all the other great experiences that God has planned for my life.  It will be filled with peace, love, and joy.  LET’S ALL GO MAKE SOME MEMORIES TOGETHER!!!


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