This week, celebrating and remembering those who have gone before, was a week filled with finds. As I wrote here, we drive several hundred miles annually to remember and bestow honor.
What memories did I find?
- I saw my Grandmother once again braid her knee-length hair behind her back and roll it up into a bun.
- I saw my Papaw bring in a bucket of coal for the coal-burning stove in the middle of the living room with the linoleum floor.
- I smelled my Mamaw's homemade rolls just out of the oven covered with a linen cloth.
- I watched my Bebaw throw out half of his toast on the backyard for the birds. "Bird bread," he called it.
- I heard my mother's authentic laugh as she had got tickled by something really funny.
- I saw my dad practicing his drive swing leaving divets in our front yard next to the driveway.
and so many more...
I also memorialized great-grandparents and great-great grandparents with whom I have no charms for my bracelet...at least none that I experienced personally...only know of stories.
These are priceless jewels, They challenge me to make sure that my children and grandchildren have plenty of their own charms for their memory bracelets they will inherit.
Make memories...take time...be still...find the preciousness in the every day.
Linking up today with Kim Klassen's Friday Finds.