No Day Ever Ends If It Makes A Memory

Pictures of parents conjured up cherished memories today. Funny how they can just race right across time to find us, again and again…

…bringing things with them that haven’t been thought about in ten…fifteen…twenty years.

Kevin’s memory bridges back a few years further than mine. Mine, for the most part, only seems to stretch back as far as the farm.

My parents moved us there during a snowstorm, on April Fools Day, 1983. I was eight years old, and I learned real quick that the middle of nowhere + snow + wind = no joke.

I never imagined living there would leave such a lasting impression on me, or that twenty-nine years later I would only remember a handful of things that happened there in detail.

There’s something so quietly powerful about those kinds of memories though, don’t you think?

The peaceful ones from your childhood that are still crystal clear. The ones that make what you missed at the time, seem so…magical now.

*still need to add knobs and pulls to our salvaged kitchen cabs, but that side of the room is coming together, slowly but surely!

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  1. says

    I’ve been thinking of my childhood lately too – my parents purchased a fixer upper farmhouse which I didn’t fully appreciate at the time but funny that my husband and I are doing the same thing now. lol I loved the old photos/quotes together…meaningful/personal things are my favorite.

  2. says

    Your post is lovely. Now that I have chldren my hope is that a smidgen of those special memories we build stay with them to pass onto their children.

  3. says

    As a homeschooling mom, my heart is already so full of memories of the wonderful times with my my kids that I wonder if there is any room left for all of other the good stuff still to come! Thank you for this lovely reminder that memories last forever and will always be close at hand for the eventual ‘someday’ when my kiddos aren’t with me 24/7 any more. Such a lovely post — thanks for writing it :)

  4. says

    What delightful thoughts you have expressed…I only hope I can make memories for a life time for my family. It would seem you are on track in your home, for the creative process is alive & well and healthy for memories! and it seems your sweet kitty knows how important he is!
    Wonderful …

  5. sarita says

    i think when times are tough our wonderful good memories help get us through….i remember days spent on the screened in porch. Days spent reading and reading..and oh yes – hula hooping!! :^)
    thank you for a lovely blog.

  6. Cindy Chapman says

    The “other side of the room” looks great! Kit-Cat seems to appprove!