As I am getting older it really bothers me that I do not remember all the adorable things my children said and did. As they are getting older I am mourning the loss of their youth. It is bittersweet. I am so happy for the experiences, opportunities and love that life has to offer them but I miss being the one who supplied that love and everyday experiences. I cherish my Sunday calls but I wish it was so much more.
I also lost both of my parents within the past 3 years. I am trying to keep those memories alive but wish that it was easier. I want to remember more of the everyday memories, the ones that helped form my development but they are fading. The ones that come easily to mind are supported by a photograph or a story told over and over again. I wish that I could remember everyday of my precious life because I truly appreciate how precious it is.
For my "game" I chose to make a post card each day for 14 days based on the visual memory of the day. Sounds easy but with my limited artistic ability proved to quite a challenge.
Here are a few:
To remember a day shared with a friend who is trying to stay on the right path.
The warmth my heart feels when my kids come home
To remember a meal shared with a friend whose son will not be coming home again.
In honor of Lucy who pushes me outside my comfort zone
All I could remember from this day was how tired I was and could not wait to sit down to rest.
Next entry will be about who I sent these cards to and why.
Have a good week.