Been thinking lately about how people come into our lives and then walk out sometimes just as suddenly!! Sometimes they stay longer than others do...we love them and love to be around them...we move and we miss them..they get older, get sick and pass on!! People are so important to me..they are what life is all about!! Friends and family...what more do we want but their love and devotion to us!! People...God loved his world that he created so much that he knew that it was missing a man...then after that he knew that the man would be lonely. In His infinite wisdom is created woman!! People were here to stay!!
I know you wonder where I am going with this...MEMORIES!! They come from these people that enter our lives..stay for awhile, for our whole lives or just for a little time!! I have been looking at old pictures and I guess it makes me nostalgic. I remember so much about all these wonderful people in my life now or those that were for what seems now like a very short time. Now some are gone and I really really miss them.
As Christians we can have the hope of seeing these people when we pass on and go to Heaven. There are so many that I am so looking forward to seeing again..How about you?
This was taken back in 1965. Mike and I had only been married 1 year at this time.. Mike and I are on the left in the back..what a young couple we were then of course. My mother is standing next to me. In front of her is my Uncle, her brother. He died several years back in a car crash. He was my mother's only sibling!! She misses him all of the time. My brother is sitting on the right hand side next to my grandmother, Mom...I miss her tremendously!! I found some pictures of her lately too...
Here she is in the 40's. My mother thinks that I look a lot like her. I have never been sure but if so that is great with me because she was a very pretty woman. She was 40 years older than me but she never seemed like that. I have always wanted to be a grandmother like her. Only unlike her, I love being called grandmother. She always thought she was too young to be a grandmother so Ron and I called her mom..I know you have read in past blogs about her. I stayed with her a lot..too much..that is why I am so protective to not keep my grands for a long time...Just be there when they need me. This is one of the reasons we moved here to be closer to the littler grands so that they would know their grandfather and grandmother!! Never have regretted that!!
I love this picture especially of Mike...He is in the background with BIFF the BEAR holding it over my grandmother, Mom's head..such a cut up!! Our son Jon is in the front. He would have been 2 at that time. Just a good old family picture!! So many of these great people are now gone...they were in our lives for a short time but we will get to see them again!! That is such a great hope!!
WE had a wonderful valentine's weekend...I think the best that I have ever had!! We were just together, watched a movie and played canasta (of which I just could not win)!! Smile!! I love weekends like that!! Just plain, together, good weekends..BEING with MY FRIEND!
Thought for the day:
God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.'