It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, April 10, 2020

Chapter 4, Page 10, Book 20

Cherish all your happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.

Booth Tarkington

April 10th- make new memories every day

Memories were a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day

Author Unknown

The nice thing about happy memories is that we can make new ones every day.  While I am usually a person to live in the present, I do tend to dwell on past memories a lot these days.  The opportunities to make new ones arent as great as they used to be.  I appreciate having so many good ones to remember and they do help me get through the tough times we are experiencing right now.  

The pictures I’ve taken over the years are mostly all happy events with my family and remind me of all the good times we’ve had.  One of my happiest memories are of my children when they were young. I loved being a mom of a large family and for the most part I was able to be a stay at home mom.  

It wasn’t until the oldest was 12 and the youngest 4 that I went back to work so I got to spend a lot of happy days with all of them.  We used to go camping for our vacations.  It was something that didn’t cost a lot and something we all enjoyed.  We spent many happy hours around a campfire toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. The scarier the better.  One would start the story and the next would ad to it and so on.  Before the story ended it was nothing like it had started.  

Now we have some new stories to tell about how we survived the Pandemic of 2020.  I hope the stories will be told, we need to remember these times so that we’ll hopefully be better prepared in the future.  But in these days of social isolation the memories have helped to see me through some very rough days.  

Someone said that God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.

J.M. Barrie


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Forget what made you sad, but always remember what made you happy !

Buttercup said...

We can have roses in December and our loved ones close at hand via our memories. I've been enjoying going through my photographs and coming upon a treasure trove of happy memories. Take good care!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I used to sometimes feel guilty for being a stay-at-home mom rather than contributing financially to the household, but looking back on those years, I wouldn't trade them for all the money in the world. Like you said, precious memories. Now we can make more precious memories with our grandchildren... soon, I hope. Take care, sweet lady, and have a blessed Easter.

Mevely317 said...

We never went camping, but throughout grade school my mother was a 'stay-at-home' who involved herself in Brownies, Girl Scouts, etc. I, too, have been going through boxes of old photos and reveling in the memories. A favorite verse from Flavia: "Remembering is a journey our heart takes into a time that was … and our thoughts are the only tickets needed to ride."

betty said...

I think we need to remember these memories from this pandemic and hopefully remember the good times parents were able to spend with their kids and hopefully doing fun things within social isolating and distancing. They may in years to come look back at this time and look at it with fond memories. We need to just continue to treasure the days as we can and try not to lose hope but continue to trust in God.


jack69 said...

As always I enjoyed the quotes and graphics, but this time you said:
Now we have some new stories to tell about how we survived the Pandemic of 2020.

I am still amazed that my parents were in their late teens in 1918 and I never heard a word about ho it effected them. Sherry says the same about her mom and dad. They were rural, I guess that makes sense, but you know they had to hear.
Any way Yes this is a historical moment in our lives.
Love you and your insight.
Sherry & jack

Rick Watson said...

We will have stories to tell, that’s for sure.