Tag Archive | memory

Catch That Fleeting Moment

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The other day I was in my car driving, windows open, breeze flowing through my hair.  It was going on sunset.  I was on a country road with wide open fields and the radio on.  Suddenly Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard began to play on the radio station and a big grin spread across my face.

Why? Because I felt my deceased father dancing with me.  As my rear-end wiggled in the seat, I felt him with me.  In a fleeting moment, I was twelve again dancing with him in our living room as his 8 track tape of Paul Simon played.  In the very real memory, it was winter and as the beginning notes of the song played, he jumped up from our checkers game and began to dance with me.  He spun me around, teaching me dancing moves that I’m sure he made up as we danced.  I was laughing in that fleeting moment of memory.

Tears poured down my face, drying quickly as the memory faded.  I kept on driving, smiling through the tears.  In that moment, I knew he was there.  But just as quickly as the memory of dancing came to me with such a feeling of life and his love for me, it was gone, as swiftly as it came.

When I got home, I found the song again and played it repeatedly a few times hoping that he would return for another dance.  But he didn’t and the tears flowed again.  Grateful that he showed up unbidden, but sad that he is no longer here, I began to write this post – and finally decided to publish it.

Has this ever happened to you?  A fleeting moment of certainty that the presence of a loved one has visited?  Don’t let those moments of synchronicity pass you by dear friends.  Always make sure to catch that fleeting moment for they are few and far between.

I attached the video below.  It’s not exactly how I remember the song, but it does my heart good to hear it again.  I hope it brings back sweet memories for you too!

Shine On!

xo

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What Will You Leave Us This Time?

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Click Here for Oh Very Young (with lyrics)

Above is a YouTube video with the lyrics to the song by Cat Stevens, Oh Very Young, which is a beautiful reminder for so many of us.  Have you ever thought of what you leave behind when you say goodbye to this life?  How will you be remembered?  Will you take the love and connections with you that you’ve made on this planet?  Will your memory remain with those who stay?  What will those who stay remember about you?
I pray that your memory of me will be of love, kindness, compassion, connections, caring and grace.  I wish the same for you with your loved ones and for all with whom you connect.  You are such a special person, here for a Divine Purpose to love, to hold and to make a difference in a beautiful way.  I was reminded of this today, so I will, in turn, remind you. ♥
Shine On!
xo

 

7 Things About Me!

Thank you so much for the award!  I am so excited and grateful that you read my blog! 🙂

So, as a rule follower (and breaker!)….

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Thank you to magnoliabeginnings.org  for the 7 Things About Me Award.  As I told her earlier, I am so honored.  I love that we’ve connected!   I highly recommend her blog ~ please stop by to check it out!   She is awesome!  We just recently met and what made me love following her was her title:

Magnolia Beginnings: 

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…

not going all the way, and not starting.” Buddha.

2.  Share seven things about you.

  1. I’m a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Teacher, Blogger and Friend.
  2. I love connecting with people (can’t you tell?)
  3. I adore reaching out to others via greeting cards because I think it’s important to show appreciation to others.
  4. I’ve had 7 surgeries so far in the last 10 years and I’m scheduled for my next one at the end of this month!
  5. I enjoy playing tennis.
  6. I used to live in Spain.
  7. If I could, I would go out to eat every night of the week!

3.  Nominate other bloggers you think deserve the award and post on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated.

In no particular order:

I would like to nominate:  autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com
As a Mom of two amazing sons, Kimberlee writes of the beauty and struggles of raising sons with autism.  Her recently written & produced play, “Raising Autism” will pull at your heartstrings ~ Kimberlee juggles many hats while continuing to proactively raise money for POAC, finding joy in her children’s triumphs & supporting others all while writing her amazing blog!  She was the first blogger I ever followed…even if autism isn’t a part of your life, you’ll find love, chocolate, wine and friendship with Kimberlee.
I would like to nominate:  help-me-rhonda.com
Rhonda’s photographs, funny posts and great outlook on life will keep you smiling from ear to ear!  You’ll especially love her bits of #2 in the potty world posts ~ you may even P your pants in laughter!  She’s keep you on your toes ~ reminding you gently to use your common sense ~ so make sure you follow her!
I would like to nominate:  memorybearsbybonnie.wordpress.com
Bonnie’s history in hospice makes her the ideal person to make memory bears for your loved ones.  Her gentle, caring ways are evident in her posts and by the bears that she so cleverly makes with love.  Check out her site ~ it’s a keeper!
I would like to nominate:  writingstraight.com
Holly Michael is a Christian writer and author who wants to connect everyone to inspire and share our lives and writings.  She has many categories to choose to read from and enjoy!  Take a moment and follow her crooked lines and connect the dots!  You will enjoy every moment!
Please stop by the above treasures and enjoy them as much as I do! 
Surely you will be adding them to your list to follow!
Thank you again Magnolia Beginnings ~ I am so grateful!
xo