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The Gift of Time

Sunday, May 09, 2010

I put together a photo album of my son recently as a gift for my future daughter-in-law. As I went through the photos, I was amazed at what I'd forgotten about my family's life and how time had passed. I was blessed with four children. There are pictures of every aspect of their lives : their birth, first lost tooth, school, sports, their first love, military pictures for three of them, weddings and more. I let the memories wash over me, shed a few tears over the ones no longer here ( miss you mom ) and laughed out loud over their antics, captured in time.
I've gone from receiving macaroni necklaces and handprints in Plaster of Paris, to spa days and perfume for Mother's Day.
All I asked for this year was the gift of time. No gift was or ever will be as important as this. My heart is full.
The next time you're looking for something that no money can match, try the gift of time, to add to the memories of your heart.

Happy Mother's Day

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  • no profile photo CD6158352
    As a mother's day gift to me, my son had all our 8mm films put on DVD. I can't get through it without shedding tons of tears - I really miss those days when they were all little and so free to be themselves. I love who they became, but man I miss those little kids.
    3544 days ago
  • MOMENTSMATTER
    How beautiful and how true!!!!! Time is our greatest gift. Happy Mother's Day.
    3587 days ago
  • VETMED
    Don't forget to take some new pics- then you have the fun of adding to the memories and seeing just how beautiful the children have grown!

    Have a great weekend! emoticon
    3906 days ago
  • TABATHAMAX1
    I love looking at old pictures it can magically bring you back to that moment in time. I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane :) emoticon
    3935 days ago
  • MOLLYSGOAL
    YES YES YES! The gift of time, that is so perfect, especially in todays world where everything is lickity split and gone. That was very well put. Enjoy the memories with the pictures and special times with your kids.
    3945 days ago
  • VETMED
    Bless your sweet heart- This is what all of us need more of- the real good stuff!

    Blessings on your stroll down memory lane- glad they were lovely ones!
    3945 days ago
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