cards, special notes and pictures that have been going into this basket
for 4 years.
Since it is raining and cold
thought I would go through it and maybe discard some.
Boxes full in the storage room of years of Christmas cards and the cards for special days
from previous years that I could not part with. Also a scrapbook I started years ago and
just stopped - that is filled with cards, notes, clippings, handwritten items from my children when they were growing up and their
birth announcements from hospital when they were born. Now my grandchildren sometimes
take this old scrapbook and look through it. So much more that is meaningful and will stop listing them.
3 hours later after going through the basket
tears from the dry eyes are streaming down my cheeks
and I think foolish woman,
sometimes you do not feel you are loved and appreciated and
you are so wrong.
Beautiful cards with the most thoughtful words for Birthday's, Mothers Day, Valentines, Easter, get well cards,
thank you notes, special clippings, photographs and on and on.
From children, grandchildren, special people and friends.
I begin to read and most of them go back into the basket,
they cannot be discarded.
How could I have forgotten so many of these beautiful words?
When we take the time to look at some remnants of our past years
sometimes it is overwhelming.
So this early morning as I review this post
Mary, Laurie, Beth, Jimmy, Jamie, Jessica, Gavin, Sarah,
Caitlin, Amelia and my special niece Barbie, I thank you and special friends who
contributed to this current basket....