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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They won!

The Padres beat LA in the home game Season Opener!

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It was a beautiful day for a ball game!

The stands were filled to capacity, and the sights and sounds of baseball are back in town!

They started the season off a little slow, but hopefully, last nights game will be an encouragement to them.

Looking forward to a good year!  Maybe, just maybe they will make it to the world series this year! 🙂

The good part is home

After spending much of the month of February away from home, it’s good to be back.

It’s taking me awhile to get back into the routine of everyday life at home, but it still feels good to be here!

I finally made it to the grocery store, and have food in my refrigerator again, however, my laundry pile is still a little too high for my liking. Definitely on my list of things to do for this afternoon.

Part of this most recent trip was for business, and part of it was to visit with family and friends.  It was good to see everyone again, catch up on life events, and make new memories.

I was also able to go to Ft McHenry in Baltimore MD.  I walked around inside the Fort best known for the War of 1812 and the birthplace of our national anthem.

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Once again I was inspired by the bravery and commitment that so many people made during that war to protect this country.

I am thankful for the opportunities afforded to me because of the sacrifices of so many.

I am humbled by their fierce desire to protect, and I know that it was because of that desire, I am able to enjoy my home, sweet home….today.