Reminanicing The Good Old days

June 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, Poetry, positive thinking) (, , , )

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A couple of nights ago, my mom and I had enjoyed a nice dinner then retired to the living room and began talking about life on our ranch. I had taken out some old photo albums to look at. It was fun to see my twin brother and I through the many stages of our lives. we were both in the 4-H club together did our smelly chores together as well.(animals stink). 

I came across a poloroid taken of me in my bedroom what a hot mess. I had to chuckle because in high school we were not interior designers plus living on a ranch, I did not have a designers inspired bedroom. (I also remember my friends did not want to help me put it together) hmm. I know so many kids live in the clothes covered bed, I would not have had a stitch to wear. I remember my grandmother gave me her furniture when I was ten years old. I still have it(yes the furniture survived me). 

I am glad I was able to take a trip down memory lane and see how far I have grown in Christ. He didn’t hold my bedroom against me and helped me through some tough years in my life. It can be easy to get stuck in a circumstance in the past and hard to let go. I had to learn how to not envy what others had. Some are really creative, I am good with people. I have always had a job serving otthers- I get great satisfaction from it. Just like we clean our closets, I know for me I need to clean out memories that hurt, and replace them with positive ones.

Some of my feelings are coming from the loss of my son. Nine years ago Levi died in a tragic car accident. He was only 20. I turned his old bedroom into my dressing room. I get dress there every morning and put on pajamas at night. some of my friends cannot go back into their child’s room for years the door remains closed. It is sad to me but everyone grieves different. I have so many wonderful memories of being a single parent, the struggles and difficulties- Levi and I survived them all. I am proud of the fine young man he had become. 

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