Okay, I realize that most of my readers are not in their golden years. However, most will be someday. And I’m finding that, that someday is not quite as far away as I like to think for me, LOL.
This week when I was cleaning my office, I was reminded of a really great way to have memories close by in your golden years. I was going through old files, cleaning out drawers, and organizing when I came across several notes, cards, and letters from my kids. And some from them to each other.
I had to send my assistant out on a quick errand here and there in the garage because it was hard to keep the tears from coming down. In rereading these notes, I was so happy that I started the practice of tucking cards and notes in various places – under the silverware caddy, in my underclothes drawer, in my hairbrush basket, and more.
Every time I clean I find one. And every time I find one I am reminded how blessed I am as a mother, of the time period in which the note was written, and even the personalities of my children at the times of the notes.
I think this is a win win win situation – I will have these more memories close by forever, I will be encouraged to clean when I am old, and I will remember child’s personality at that time. Such a blessing!
Check out some of my notes below–they are priceless!
Found two more notes today from nearly twenty years ago. Still complain when Ray drives and still do not make him spaghetti enough. But Joshua does include Kara nowadays. And he never yells at her. At least some of these stuck! Lol!
Kayla’s note to Joshua–promising to try to work things out better when company is here–reminds me of the many conflict resolution sessions we had with our kids over the past thirty years.
Jakie–after he wrote the note, he had to add a PS because he wanted to assure me that he would improve his handwriting! LOL!
Kayla–thanking me for the investment in her and hoping it pays off. Only Kayla would use words like investment in her greetings!!!
Cami–thanking us for “giving the kids” Jacob for a “present”!
Josiah–WORDS of affirmation (Proverbs woman/best mom in the world!)
Kara–coupon to Don Pablo’s (our favorite place to do “discipleship” during the school day!–that can’t be used unless she is with me!