First, life is about creating more beautiful memories, as often as you can.
For instance, recently, my 93 year old dad, Homer, drove to Minnesota with my sister, Kathie and her husband Bill, from Toledo, Ohio.
As we took full advantage of the time we all had together, I was aware we were creating beautiful memories.
You see, I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older and especially since Mom passed away in August of 2021, just how precious creating beautiful memories are.
Because I didn’t know what decisions Dad would choose about moving forward, living a life to the fullest or not, I have marveled at what he’s chosen.
For instance, he was the one that asked my sister and her husband if they would drive him up here to meet his 32nd great grandchild, our grandson Elijah.
It was important to him to hold him and meet him while he was still tiny.
So, they drove the over 11 hours here and back, granting Dad his wish.
Since my family values and respects what family means, my siblings and I enjoy our precious moments together.
Spending time with Dad is such a pleasure.
As a result of his positive mindset, sense of humor and faith, everyone loves being near him.
I’ve written in the past, he’s a people magnet. I believe one reason is his love of creating beautiful memories.
Another important thing we did to create beautiful memories, was visit our 9 year old granddaughter and her little brother. Liv had brain surgery 2 weeks before for the removal of a benign, rare tumor. Thank God it was not cancer. She is healing more rapidly than anticipated.
You see, Liv is a warrior and values the love of family and friends who are supporting her.
Because school is her “happy place”, and at her rate of recovery, she was allowed to go back for 2-4 hours each day, just 17 days after surgery!
She is truly amazing.
Included in our creating beautiful memories, was enjoying great dinners together.
Hale, my husband is a good cook and an amazing helper. So between the two of us, we cooked twice and my daughter Abby hosted a wonderful dinner another day.
My sister and husband took us out to dinner as well.
Simply spending time together, talking and laughing, is what it’s all about.
As you can see in the collage of photos above, we had the 4 generation photo taken and in another, you see my dad with Liv and Reid. So precious!
Lastly, I hope each of you will become more conscious about creating beautiful memories in your life with those you love.
Slow down, count your blessings, pay attention and listen.
Here’s to living a life you love creating beautiful memories!
With so much love and appreciation,
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