Saturday, May 22, 2010
Precious memories; how they linger.
Trip two down memory lane was a short but sweet one. I was talking on the phone to my mom tonight. We talked about everything and nothing. Somewhere in between, we talked about Grandma. The worries and emotions that always accompany having a loved one who is getting up in years seemed to weigh heavily on Mom's heart tonight. Immediately, I thought of last summer. Grandma was able to make one last trip out to Washington for Mom's birthday. We had a wonderful time just Grandma, Mom, and me going to Mt. St. Helens. Grandma bought me a little Mt. St. Helens Eruption flip book that I still have. I love it! We took all kinds of pictures....including about a dozen where the camera was set on video instead of snapshot, so each video is about 5 seconds of us just staring at the camera smiling. I'm laughing and crying just thinking of it now!! I'm so glad thankful for those precious memories. I don't know how many more I'll be able to make with my Grandma, but those I will never forget.
We do not remember days; we remember moments.
~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand