Precious memories how they linger, how they ever flood my soul!! Anybody remember that old song?
As I think about Father’s Day, I remember my dad in his latter years couldn’t remember what happened “yesterday” but could describe in detail his days in the military.
Memories were craved in his heart.
As I have watched my grandchildren grow into adulthood and venture into their own careers and have families of their own, I reflect back on the time that we would take “day trips.” We would say “we are making memories”. It sounded funny at that time, but we truly were making good memories.
Just recently my granddaughter had a revealing party to find out what gender their baby is (My how times have changed). Over and over I have replayed the video that showed the excitement my daughter had when the ball was hit and out came pink. Precious memories that will last forever.
We have so many memories of summer vacations with our grandson traveling out West. He has seen more of this great nation than most people see in a life time. Little did we realize he was being prepared to be on the road again following his dream of playing in bands with Christian Artists. Memories of another granddaughter that I would take to kindergarten and I had her repeat after me, ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. At the age of 3-4 she started her day with that scripture in her heart.
Then this past Christmas our great grandson who is almost 5, helped me decorate the Christmas tree. He kept putting everything in one spot, when he wasn’t looking I would place it in another. Finally he looked at me and ask, “why do you keep moving these?” “Was I smarter than a 4 year old? Must not have been.
Memories are forever!!! Lots of things can be taken from us but the videos in our minds live on. Nobody can steal them from you.
What kind of memories will people have of us when we depart from this earth? Will they make for happiness or sorrow.? Will you be missed for the love and compassion you had for others? What about your unselfishness with your time and talents? Will they have stories to tell of how you impacted their lives?
Life does not revolve around “ME”. Each of us have been given the ability to share ourselves with others. No matter how small it may seem, it could be the biggest thing that ever happened to someone else. The Bible says, “Freely you have received, now freely give.” We are blessed to be a blessing.
Make a decision to play a part in someone’s life—–to plant a memory. One that will bring a smile to someone’s face and joy to their heart at the mention of your name.
Remember—-MEMORIES ARE FOREVER.