Monday, January 27, 2014

A house full of memories

So I debated on writing this post or not as it is personal thoughts and memories that probably would be better off kept to myself, but then I don't think many people read this and if you do you can leave whenever you want so I guess I'll share. 

On Sunday evenings I usually go and visit my grandparents with Paul. We drive all the way down to Lakewood and have dinner with them and talk for a few hours. It is something we really enjoy. I love visiting my grandparents home it is so full of memories for me. Last week while we were visiting I started to just let my mind dance over the memories that floated on by and linger in some of them. While Paul was standing in my grandparent’s kitchen and I was dishing up some dinner that was sitting next to the stove I suddenly remembered a diorama I had made in 2nd grade out of an old shoebox that had sat in that very place. I remember that day like it was yesterday, I was so excited that I got to make a diorama of a dinosaur of my choice. I chose the Plesiosaurous because I had a figurine of one and it was going to fit perfectly in my box. My grandpa and I worked hard on the box making it look just right and I was so excited to go to sleep and take it to school the next morning. I was staying at my grandparent’s house at the time.

In the middle of the night I woke up with the stomach flu, it was miserable and I remember it to this day. My grandpa held me in his arms all night long I remember he held me by the window in the upstairs bathroom and opened the screen so I could hear the birds chirping in the morning as the sun came up. He said "oh would you look at that sunrise, and oh can you hear all the birds waking up" It made me feel so much better and every time I see a sunrise I think of that moment.

I put the fork down after dishing up my dinner and I looked over at Paul standing next to my Grandpa. I was filled with love for a moment the kind of love we share with everyone who has shown it to us one way or another. As if for a second God was saying your life may be filled with trials but love will always be present. 

I am not very good at a lot of things, but I like to think that I am good at love and I feel truly blessed that I have known so much love in my life that I am able to know how to give it back. 

Below are pictures from my grandparents home...

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