Welcome to Day 11 of #write31days! The Five Minute Friday Free Writes prompt for today is the word remember. I love this word because it reminds me of memories. Since I have lived nearly 65 years, I have lots of remembering to do.

Granted, some of them are not happy, but all play an important part in the person I am today. Click To Tweet
One unhappy memory is that of my Dad‘s last days. He died so young. But I remember his strength, his love for God and his love and dedication to his family.

 

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There are memories of pregnancies ending, wondering what those children would have been like. I believe these events helped me become a stronger woman, though I would not have chosen that.

 

But then there are so many happy things to remember! Click To Tweet

 

I have seven beautiful children and many more that I’ve “adopted” as my own. Guess I just have a strong mothering instinct. Can’t forget my 14 lovely grandchildren. What a joy they are!

 

My beautiful children plus one grandchild last Christmastime

 

God has blessed me in so many ways by giving me family and friends who make love the most important thing. Love stands above our differences and enables us to have a beautiful relationship.

 

Remembering Happy Times

 

Apple orchard fun
On that day so long ago
Memories were made

 

 

Picking blueberries
Together with grandchildren
Precious family fun

 

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Walk the narrow path
A surprise is at the top
Welcome to Twin Falls

 

 

Search for joy through life
Remember happy moments
Love, laugh, give a hug
~gayl wright

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Remembering the Happy and the Sad

  1. Dear Gayl,
    It’s so good to see these beautiful photos of your family! It really does help us to look at the happy memories together doesn’t it? As I am praying for my son & his family in Thailand tonight, I will pray for your son in Japan also. And we will both hold onto the precious memories of when those sons were young and dreaming dreams. God is taking them out now, isn’t He? Thank you for these precious heart stirrings my friend! Love & Hugs to you!!

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you so much! I will pray for your son and family, too. Alan, who is the one in Japan, is the redhead in the back on the right. Yes, it’s fun to think back when they were young. I happened across some pics of Alan as a toddler tonight. Fun memories. 🙂 I know God is stretching our sons and also watching over them, teaching them and drawing them to Himself. I’m so glad you enjoyed the family photos! Love and hugs and blessings to you! xoxo

    1. I love looking at old photos and remembering! Yes, I know that’s a of grands and I love them all. They are definitely blessings! Thanks for stopping by, Anita.

      Blessings to you!

  2. Gayl, you have inspired me to look for the lovely, focus on the positive and celebrate the good. That’s the kind of remembrance which brings joy and soul peace. As darker, unwanted memories from the past continue to haunt my days and affect my life even now, I needed to think of better things. Thank you, dear friend! And these words alone are a soul tonic, life advice and statement of intent I intend to take to heart:
    “Search for joy through life
    Remember happy moments
    Love, laugh, give a hug”
    Beautiful! Blessings and love and lots of hugs to you for putting good thoughts my way and giving me such pleasure as I read your inspired words and enjoyed your lovely photographs. xoxo 💜

    1. Oh, Joy, I’m so happy to have inspired you to focus on the positive. Dark memories are unwelcome and I’ll pray that they leave you alone and you can bask in the warmth and security of God’s love.

      Many blessings to you with hugs and much love! xoo

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