The things I remember

Or maybe it should be…the things I forget!

My memory is not one of the best ones around. Partly because of some medication that I have to take everyday, and partly because, well…I guess because I’m getting older?

I have forgotten some of the details of what some people would consider the milestones in my life.  For the most part I remember the events, it’s the details, the little things that I just can’t remember.

It used to bother me a lot when people would say to me “remember when….” Nope, I don’t remember.  And trying to remember just seems to make it worse.  When I can’t remember something that everyone thinks I should remember, I have a tendency to just think of myself as a complete loser.

I mean really, everyone remembers their first kiss, right? Or their first date? Or how about how you felt when you held your newborn in your arms for the very first time?

That would be a big “no” for me. Don’t remember it, and I’m not even going to try to remember it anymore.

But it’s not that I don’t remember anything, ever.  I do have a memory, and my mind isn’t gone, it’s just that once in a while, something will escape my memory, and try as I might I can’t recollect the event, person, place or thing.  The details.

Sometimes it makes me sad.  Sometimes it frustrates me.  And sometimes I get discouraged because I want to be able to remember better than I do.

I’ve decided that if I can’t remember an event or a detail in my life history, it’s ok.  I’m not a loser, and life goes on.  I write things down, I’ll do my best to remember what I can, and if I don’t remember the details, well hopefully, my husband will! 🙂

There is one thing I will never forget, and I have no trouble remembering, and it is this…I am loved.

I am loved by my husband, my family, and my God.

A detail that will never be lost or forgotten.

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12 thoughts on “The things I remember

  1. whenur64 says:

    beautifully honest…I love you, too!

    • Becky says:

      Thank you! It’s just how it is…. 🙂 And, it’s always nice to be loved!

      • whenur64 says:

        Yes! Like Jesus said, “Love
        one another as I have loved you.”

        Whenever His words go through my mind I realize what a gift Love is. I was not worthy of His love and yet He loved me! And as much as He loves me, He loves you! And though I do not know you, Jesus does! Since we have Him as a mutual friend, we are bound to love the way He did…

        Lol…I must sound crazy…

        I will keep you in my feeble ( but still prayers!) prayers… Please keep me and my family in yours.

        Thank you!
        God bless you, too!
        Terry

        • Becky says:

          Terry,
          You don’t sound crazy at all! You sound like a very nice person! Thank you so much for your kind words and your prayers – they are always appreciated!
          Can’t imagine my world without Jesus – thank you so much for this great reminder about love and His love for us.
          Blessings to you and your family…..
          Becky

  2. Power Summit says:

    Better be careful letting the Husband do all the remembering – he’s Been known to have “selective” memory from time to time 🙂
    But hey … I’ll do my best to keep it real – I do love you forever and for always

    • Becky says:

      Well, together, we should have a pretty interesting history going for us! Oh wait…we already do!
      Thank you for loving me and my crazy brain! I love you forever and always too! 🙂

  3. dogear6 says:

    You’re right that you’re not a loser! This is a quirk of who you are. And we all have quirks, in one way or another.

    Loved the wrap-up on this!

    Nancy

    • Becky says:

      Well, thank you! And yes, it’s true, we all have quirks…some a little more then others, but still, we have them! I guess that’s part of what makes us unique and an individual. It probably would be rather boring if we were all the same!

  4. Imelda says:

    I have trouble remembering some things too, e.g., details about my children’s growing up years (and they are still pretty young). I feel sad that I cannot remember everything. Oh well. Then there is my difficulty with finding the words to finish my sentences. It drives my family nuts sometimes.

    • Becky says:

      Well, one the one hand, it’s good to know I’m not alone, but it’s not good for you, because I know how terribly frustrating this is! But…you have a wonderful way with words, and I really enjoy reading what you write. I guess we just need to accept the fact that we aren’t going to remember every detail, and enjoy the things that we DO remember 🙂 however few that may be.

  5. Hope Rays says:

    Hello! I hope all is going well! I’m nominating you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. The rules are posted on my blog in the link below.
    Wishing you all the best!

    http://knittingraysofhope.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/

    • Becky says:

      WOW! Well, thank you! I’m going to check out the rules and give this some thought, and give it a try! I’m touched by your kindness and thoughtfulness. Thank you so much!

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