Saturday, March 29, 2014
A little preview of April celebrations.....
One of my very favorite memories with my mom and dad was a trip that we took in July of 1969. I am totally sure of the date of this trip because I watched the moon landing in a motel room in Green Bay Wisconsin, with my mom and dad. On that same trip, we drove into upper Michigan. It was a really memorable trip for me. On that trip I got to talk to my parents about their growing up years. And I remember thinking that this was a very special time and I was blessed.
You know, there are many many things that I never talked to my mom and dad about. And I regret the many missed opportunities to learn from them. But I will continue to celebrate the memories and the fun. I love that my dad continued to be close to his siblings for his entire life. He made sure that I knew my aunts and uncles. And he valued and treasured his family. That is a great gift.
Jesus, thank you for helping me to remember and celebrate all that you have given me in my mom and dad. Thank you for memories and pictures and connections to the past. Holy Spirit, remind us all to treasure the little things from our pasts. Help us to connect the dots from our past generations into the future. Keep me on the path of celebrating and remembering! Amen