February 19th - Remember

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"Today, become willing to remember.


Whether you realize it or not, you have lived many lives, and each one has left an indelible mark on your soul. I'm not referring to reincarnation. I'm referring to the episodic way in which our lives evolve: childhood, adolescence, college years or early career, marriages, motherhood...At each stage in our lives, we have both laughter and tears. But more important for our interests, we develop personal preferences. 

Each life experience leaves a layer of memory like a deposit of sediment: things we've loved and moments of contentment we've cherished that when recalled, reveal glimmers of our true selves.

Some women are hesitant to recall their past because they're afraid they'll dredge up painful memories. 

But just as each illness brings a gift for us if we will look for it, so each painful memory comes bearing a peace offering.

There is nothing to fear. 

The past asks only to be remembered."

Gratitude Journal

1) Sundays. I love Sundays. I love that we've chosen to try and make it a day of rest, of service, of family, of remembering Christ and learning of him.

2) Church. And church pews. And little toddlers who have now realized that they can fit perfectly under all of them.

3) A village. It literally takes a village to raise a kid. I have a great village.
Passed out in Primary...

4) Soup. On a rainy day, getting all your protein and vegetables in one pot with warm cheesy goodness? Yum.

5) Singing with my cousins. Every week we just get more and more in sync, and better and better. Super cool. We are freaking awesome.