Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I remember when

Today's writing assignment from "Mama": I REMEMBER WHEN: AAHH - memories...Lets see:

Do you remember when families use to have dinner together every night - & they were big home made dinners - always hot & yummy?

Do you remember when you could care less about what time it was as a child - you just had to watch the street light to know it was time to go home? And do you remember that the street light came on during the best part of a kickball game?

Do you remember being sick & staying in bed all day long & having your parents take care of you? Do you remember what it was like to have your mom or dad wipe your head & make you feel better just by being there knowing they would do whatever it took to make you feel better?

Do you remember when hanging out with girlfriends & giggling till the middle of the night was the funnest thing you could ever do?

Do you remember that first time you got your drivers license & all you wanted to do was drive on your own? And it was scary those first few times? And then you felt so grown up - you could go anywhere you long as mom & dad said it was ok....

Do you remember your grandmother's cooking? There was always something she made that was the best thing in the world. In my family - Thanksgiving meant Mama's Dumpling's....Do you remember everyone else trying to make that dish but its just never the same?

Do you remember having your first "crush" & having your heart broken? Thinking that there could never be anyone has perfect for you as this 16 year old boy? That you really believe you have felt love & that no one "understands" - oh, how funny is that now?

Do you remember the first day you were graduated from school & you didnt have anywhere you had to be? How that feeling was reviving but scary because now you had to figure out what to do with your life?

Do you remember all the emotions of your wedding day - the excitement & joy in an event? How you walked down the aisles with so many hopes & dreams of what Marriage would be like?

Do you remember what it felt like to experience death of a loved one? The raw pain & helplessness it makes you aware of - that there is nothing you can do sometimes but let go of people that you love?

Do you remember events in your life that you wish you would have listened to someone's opinions? When you thought for sure you were doing the right thing only to have it be such an incredibly bad choice. Do you remember those events daily wishing you could just go back in time & change them?

Do you remember what it felt like to hold a baby that is just a few minutes old in your arms? To hold something so fragile & see their face & wonder what their life is going to be like?

Do you remember what life was like before the grace & mercy of Jesus came into it? How life with no hope was just a life of despair - but the newness of life that comes with Jesus can give you joy like no other?

Am I the only one who remembers these things?


  1. No friend... I share those memories! Do you remember your favorite song? I had 45's and I'd play that same one over and over! How about that first puppy? Or Kitten? All the wiggles and all that unconditional love? And what about Christmas morning? Seeing the tree all ablaze with gifts nestled underneath... that excitement level that comes from the unknown! What about your baptism... coming up out of the water knowing that you are a new creation!!!!!

  2. These are so good!
    "Precious they linger..."
    Have a great day, friend!

  3. I love love love this post and all of your do you remember whens. I so remember them all!
    I've got a good one for you.
    Do you remember when you learned the truth about Santa?

    Do you remember when you learned the truth about where babies came from and how they were made? Do you remember sitting in your science class either seperated from the boys or sitting their next to them as you watched the video on Sex and becoming a man or woman? AAACK!!!!

  4. Oh, I remember all of those things.. and I miss most of them dearly.. what wonderful memories..

  5. No my friend, I remember too. What a great reminder! Your comment about holding a baby who is barely a minute old has got me excited to hold my new nephew when he comes! Yay!

  6. I love this so much! I really love the one about being in bed sick and having your parents take care of you. Whoa...this made me miss my mommy!!!

  7. I remember ALL of those things and am thankful for those precious memories! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  8. Great list! Yes I remember the majority of these. :o)

  9. Love this!! I miss those sick days when mama took care of me. Great memories.


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