Thursday, March 16, 2006

Memories sprinkled with Gratitude

I am a little pressed for time this morning, but

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

to be making some real progress in cleaning out Mom's home (see above post/picture)

for many memories spilling from the lost corners of my mind as I find things in her home that I have not seen in decades

for the creative and talented humans who have volunteered to be so silly in our upcoming Gong Show fundraiser

for my friend (UK) Liz who is currently driving 1800 miles up the Gold Coast in Australia

for the last day of my 51st year on this big round ball

that tomorrow is Paddy's Day

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
-Indian Proverb


Scott said...

dAAve- Happy 365th day of your 51st yr! Born on St. Patty's day eh? well,if I don't catch ya tomorrow, top 'o the mornin' to ya laddy!

Mary Christine said...

Thanks for your gratitude. Have fun being 51 for one more day.

Alexis said...

look at you doing all that hard labor!!!! and love the quote! Have a great last day of being 51! Enjoy it!

Shannon said...

OMG it is ST Paddy's tomorrow, I saw JJ pic, and thought it was an early celebration... where did time go??? LOL I better find something green to wear tomorrow!!!!!

I love going down memory lane

you are soo cool

have a great day

Lisa said...

Dave, I can remember when I did the same thing with my Mom. She had recently decided she needed to be in a nursing home and it was a very hard time. I was pregnant, which didn't help things emotionally, but it was what I had to do. My precious Scott lived over 900 miles away and our brother lived 200 miles away so the task was mine. I tackled it with vigor at first, thought it wouldn't be that bad but as I got into it, started looking through things that Mom had packed and put away (possibly assuming noone would ever see them except her) and realizing that stuff was her life it really hit home for me. I smiled at times, looked sad at times, laughed out loud at times and cried out loud at times. I went through the gammot of emotions that truly did take its toll on me. There were many nights that I would go to Mom's house after work and not know what to expect emotionally. I finally realized that I couldn't go on that way and decided to do what needed to be done. I contacted my brothers and we all 3 decided it. Things were packed, wrapped and saved.....everything else went to a junk yard. But all in all it took it's toll on me. I feel for everyone that is going through that or will in the future. It is not easy. But we all get thru it, we really don't have a choice do we?

Good luck and keep breathing......also, remember all the wonderful times you and your mom have shared and cherish every moment.