Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Beauty and Value of Your Memories-Day 201 and a Picture

I receive these in the mail daily. Sometimes I open them and other times I leave then in my inbox, knowing I will get around to them when I am ready. Some days they help and other days, well other days nothing helps.

The Beauty and Value of Your Memories - Day #201
Hanging on to the memories is, at first, almost too much to bear. The pain of remembering is too intense, the absence of your loved one too large. But please, don’t push them away.
Just let them alone, for a while. When you’re ready, these memories will be so valuable to you - like precious gems. Take them out, and enjoy them - not just on the anniversaries, and birthdays, but every day. Your heart is large enough to carry them, I guarantee it.
Quotation for the Day
“What is there to do when people die – people so dear and rare – but bring them back by remembering?” - May Sarton

From Latham Funeral Home

Today, well today it helps. I haven't taken out all my memories in the last 7 months. I keep them tucked away in boxes in my mind. My memory boxes, some I can handle, and some are just too hard to take out.

A Special Memory may 2000
I do remember her saying my name Kiesha Michelle. I remember how she told me how proud she was of me for being the first to graduate college. I could see it in her eyes from the stage "That's my girl" she was saying, "We've been through hell, but we made it." I will hold that memory forever in my heart. It's just as far as I can go into that box right now but it's enough.

This is the only picture I'm able to look at right now. It of course looks a lot like me. In this pictures she had the whole world in front of her. It reminds me that I do to. And I can navigate it with her right by my side.


He & Me + 3 said...


That is an awesome memory. Knowing that our parents are proud of is a huge deal

Toyin O. said...

That is such a lovley tribute, thanks for sharing.