She glanced up at the memo board above her dresser, its pink and white gingham background nearly covered by photos and handwritten cards.
“I want to relive all my happy memories.”
Those were the words she spoke as she reached for the picture of her four-month-old cousin and asked me if I remembered how much fun we’d had at his baby shower. “I miss Grandmama, too,” she said, her lip beginning to quiver, wishing the four hundred miles to her house could be traveled more often.
As I tucked her into bed, I pondered her wish. What if we could…..relive all of our favorite moments, revisit treasured places in time? Would they be the same the second time around? Is it best that they live only in our minds, to be pulled out and reviewed at our leisure, recalling the good parts and letting the bad sift away?
I can’t make that particular wish of hers come true. But what I can do is fill her childhood with a host of happy memories. I don’t have to spend a fortune or plan big events. It can be as simple as baking together in the kitchen, reading an extra bedtime story, giving a giant push on the swing.
Today I am unwrapping the gift of making memories with my children.
This post is linked to Tuesdays Unwrapped hosted by Chatting at the Sky and Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home.