Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Absolutely Authentic from A to Z! Memorable

I want to be remembered, don't we all?  I want to make a difference in people's lives.  I have lived in so many different places over the years.  When I think about the memories I hold in those places and with those people I am so blessed.  I want to live my memories out in an authentic way.  What does that mean?  Taking the time to remember.  Taking the time to let my memories become a story.  A story to be shared....a story to be laughed over....a story to be felt from the depths of the reader's soul.  My memories are more then just a few fleeting moments in my mind....they unravel to create a beautiful tapestry of a life worth lived.  I think being authentically memorable means sharing those memories.... please enjoy my memories.....


I grew up with two amazing sisters.  We are definitely three very different people, but I wouldn't trade them for anything.  We have so many memories of adventures, fights, times of sorrow, and times of joy!  



One of my favorite memories is watching TV in my parents room....you just can't beat that kind of relaxation.  


Cousins!!!!!  Snow....ponds.....woods.....there are so many memories with my cousins!  


Camp....I would not be who I am without camp.  Rawhide brought out the teacher in me.  


Memories don't come without a little bit of hurt and pain.  This is my car that caught on fire while I was in the house.  It destroyed our home.  Something that I will never understand,but in some ways am thankful for the rebuilding memories we have.  


Graduations!!!  3 Graduations!!!!  How amazing is that!  So thankful!!!


My first time overseas...India.  So many memories from that trip and the trips that would come in the future.  


Kayaking adventures.  This picture has a HUGE story to go with it.  Maybe I will share that story sometime, but for now it is here to help hold a memory.  



Pictures help me hold on to memories.  I am thankful for them, but even more I am thankful for the way they make me feel.  No matter what kind of day I am having I know that looking at any of these will bring a little joy.



What are your authentically memorable moments?







5 comments:

S. L. Hennessy said...

I have so many memorable moments. Right now I'm thinking of dancing around the kitchen with my mom and cousin Allie to DIsney songs when we were little. It;s a wonderful memory.

Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

Stephen Tremp said...

Our kids still watch TV in our bedroom. I guess this is a time honored tradition.

Stephen Tremp
A to Z Cohost
M is for Movies

John Holton said...

I had two brothers; I was the oldest and usually the ringleader. Were you the oldest as well?

Tawnya Rivers said...

Yes, oldest of two sisters. Definitely gave me a love for adventures!

Kern Windwraith said...

This was a lovely read. Thank you for the glimpse into some of your precious store of memories. Love the photographs--that one of you on the bed with your sisters reminds me of cozy mornings spent with my own sisters so many years ago.