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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Memories are like roses

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Tuesday's  Grand Connection Thought

If you are a regular reader of The Grand Connection, you probably know that Pops and I have been building a house in the country. We spent our first night in the house about a week ago and are busy unpacking boxes and getting settled. Sometimes, it's overwhelming ... boxes seem to be everywhere!

I had not expected to be flooded with memories as I unpacked boxes of pictures, yearbooks, and mementos. But I have been. It just seems like yesterday when our children were small. And now they have children of their own!  Can you identify with this?

Jim and my old high school and college year books had been packed in our old attic for decades, and I really don't think our kids have ever seen them!  But they'll be able to in the new house. That's because we now have some special bookshelves for photo albums and old annuals.

I'm so glad that God allows us to remember and hope that you will enjoy the following quotes about memories. I read them on the website http://www.quotegarden.com/

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~From the television show The Wonder Years

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. ~J.M. Barrie, Courage, 1922

We do not remember days; we remember moments. ~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~Jean de Boufflers

Have a great week,


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