Cherish all your happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.
April 10th- make new memories every day
Memories were a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day
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 aren’t 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.