Friday, August 06, 2010
Memories, Memories Friday Five
How about you, can you share
A treasured memory from childhood? I did not often have the chance to do things with my dad. He worked hard and didn't play much. However, one sunny summer day just he and I took a daylong boat excursion on the Mississippi. The boat was a paddlewheeler. Her name was the Avalon. Amazingly I still remember this...I was probably all of nine at the time. He bought me a little captain's hat and we sat way up on the top deck in the sun and looked at all the sights. It's a memory I will always hold of him.
A teenage memory? Those were some tough years. Probably some of the best times though were with music, singing, playing in the orchestra. It was a time I found something I was good at and had passion for, something that I could get lost in.
A young adult memory? My days in the convent were at best a "mixed bag" in many ways. But I do have one great memory of a night a group of us gathered for some reason out on the hill behind the novitiate. Some people had guitars and we sang and had prayers and then just sat in silence for a while. Suddenly the heavens just erupted with the most amazing meteor shower. It was very brief but quite spectacular (and I don't think we knew it was coming). It stunned us to silent reverence.
A memory from this summer? Well, no doubt the BEST memories from this summer are those of our wedding. Although I have to say. the trip was a close second, and all the fun we have been having around here since has not been too bad either. But of the wedding....still, best moment...walking up the aisle and feeling that moment when I could not go one.more. step. without his hand in mine...reaching out and there he was, just like I knew he would be, just like he always is.
A memory you hope to have? Oh I hope to have lots and lots and lots of great and wonderful memories with my fabulous husband!
Bonus- a song that sums up one of those memories...here's the song we danced to at the wedding...Jimmy's our guy and it sums up our philosophy, if things are hard....breathe in, breathe out, move on....it will get better.