On Friday I went on a walk with my hubby & we talked about life & it reminded me of all the times before kids we would walk and talk for hours about our hopes and dreams.
On Saturday I scrapbooked with my girlfriends & I thought about the many circles of scrapbook friends I have made over the years. I have fond memories of them all and cherish the time with women crafting, creating, sharing & being ourselves. I love scrapbooking not just because of the creative outlet, but the social part as well.
Later that evening the Meff’s shared an evening of Korean food and culture with our favorite Pastor and his fiancé. As we ate and visited I was reminded of the special times with our Korean friends in seminary and the delicious foods & traditions they introduced to us!
Sunday there was a thought provoking Pentecost Sunday service & we welcomed new members to our church and I thought back to the Sunday when the 4 of us joined this congregation and I was reminded of our commitments we made that day. I had to pause and ask myself if I had honestly lived up to that promise as well.
That afternoon I handed my 13 yr his very own pool pass (he can now go to pool with out a guardian) & delighted in watching him entertain our young neighbor with a swim noodle and I recalled the first time he was introduced to a pool. ( Thankfully some memories fade with time!) Then I watched my 10 yr old pass his 6th swim test, it brought back proud memories of him surprising the lifeguards when he was 4 years old. They said they’d never had a child that young pass the test and I just smiled because I knew my Zaya was going to beat the odds!
Today I got up early and walked around Virginia Theological Seminary. The red brick colonial architecture, the quaint chapel, the serenity of it all flooded my mind with warm memories from when I was a seminary student.
To top it all of! My precious brother called to say “guess what? We found some boxes full of your old journals in storage!” (My first thought was OH MY GOD! PLEASE BURN THEM!) But, they are a part of me…my memories, and memories seems to be the running theme at the moment.
It was remarkable actually how much I was reflecting on the past. Is it because it was Memorial Day Weekend? Is it because we had no baseball or soccer games or practices & I wasn’t rushing around?
The 3 days and lack activities allowed my mind the time and space to reflect and ponder. To reminiscence.
All this reflecting has resulted in me feeling so very thankful! I’m grateful for the wonderful memories I have. I am thankful for my loved ones and friends.
Thanks for the memories ya’ll! May we all find the time to slow down and reflect and be thankful for what we have.