Friday, May 27, 2011

Five Minute Friday: On Forgetting

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Memory is a fascinating subject to me, maybe because mine is lousy.  Most of my yesterdays are foggy and sometimes my earlier this mornings are a little on the fuzzy side.

But there are random times that I can recall with startling clarity, and it is inexplicable to me why some memories stick like glue and some breath-takingly lovely times seem to fade away into obscurity.

However, over time I have come to realize that those wonderful sunny days aren't really gone at all.

They've just sorta melded together into a wonderful kaleidoscope of color and music and life.  

I wonder...if I had absolute recall would I ever be able to move forward?  Could I bear to let go of my children if at this very moment my heart and mind could fully smell their little six-year-old heads, or feel their hands tucked inside mine?

Or (yikes!) would it be any easier to crawl out of bed now than it was back then when I feared life would never look happy again?

I doubt it.  I suspect, whether contemplating the glorious or the miserable, I would be completely stuck in what already was.

God is so wonderful in giving us beauty in ways that are healthy and good.

So although I may have forgotten many most of the million different precious moments that are the sum parts of my life, I haven't forgotten my life.

I haven't forgotten for one minute the warmth, the laughs, the prayers....the love.

I haven't forgotten the important things at all.


Happy Friday!


Stacey Dawn said...

Beautiful job...

Christine said...

Wow, you are so right. What a beautiful description of remembering and forgetting. It all becomes a "one-piece life" as Ann @Holy Experience says. :)

Hilary said...

I echo both Stacey and Christine - this is a beautiful post. I especially love the idea of how we move forward, trusting that God gives us beauty and blessing always, even if we can't remember the blessings of yesterday or ten years ago. May you be blessed today as you bless us all!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

I'm filled with that same wonder. These are beautiful words!

withoutado said...

Wow! Thought-provoking post. I really liked it! Why do we remember bad things and forget good things?
That is one of the questions I want to ask God.

partofthemain said...

I agree with the above--and appreciate where you went with this. And am amazed at your quality output in five minutes! I liked "i haven't forgotten the important things at all."

That's right.

Caroline said...

Beautiful description of what God has graced us with!

Jen said...

So good about grabbing those moments with our little one's and not letting go. If it weren't for pictures...I don't know what I would do sometimes! Lol But they are a treasure...for sure!
A New Follower,

D.J. Hughes said...

Love this.

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