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Memories…I cannot even begin to even guess how many times I’ve used or shared that word.  First as a Creative Memories consultant for 13 years and now as a passionate digital scrapbooker and trainer it is a word that so easily comes out of my mouth.  I have preached and reminded people to get their pictures organized while falling behind myself.  Earlier this year I got my Historian photos organized and began scanning heritage photos and other non digitized photos into my Historian vault.  I added pictures to my Forever permanent storage account never even contemplating I would need them in the not too distant future.

In mid September my husband got a call from the Alzheimer’s facility where his mom has been, telling him she did not look very good.  He immediately went to the home and lovingly sat with his mom, holding her hand while she went onto heaven within an hour. He was in charge of arrangements and needed a picture. You never know how fast you’re going to need that image and yet I was able to get to it in minutes.  Almost exactly two months later my mom unexpectedly went on to be with the Lord.  In a time of grief I could still get a picture without an arduous hunt.  They were handy and my sister in Louisiana was able to get into my Forever storage account and grab the picture she needed for the obituary.

I had written down in Historian many stories about my mom.  I was asked to give the eulogy at her funeral and thankfully I did not have to even think about it.  The stories were there to just copy and share. I love to reminisce thru pictures and the many books I have created but sometimes grief wraps us up pretty tight and we can’t go to those places for a while. Thankfully I had things documented and didn’t have to.

I’m sure this sounds like a sales pitch to many, but it’s a reminder that we need to embrace life and cherish and document those minute memories that seem insignificant at the time.  Someday soon I’ll be able to look thru the books without tears (she lived with us 12 years) and the memories and images will bring a smile to my face. But for now I am assured they are safe til I venture into that time of remembering.

Blessings to all of you and hug your family,

Have the Merriest Christmas and Joyful New Year ever,

Mary

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10 Responses to BLOG: Memories

  1. Carolyn says:

    Sweet Mary. I didn’t know about your mom’s passing. Love and hugs to you from afar. Time is zooming so quickly now.

  2. Fay Wilde says:

    It’s so hard to take when we lose “our mom”. Mine has been gone 14 years but through the pictures I took she is with me every day, in my computer room, in my bedroom and in my living room and forever in my thoughts. Thanks for sharing your “Memories”

  3. sistersunshine says:

    Though it’s what we strive for, to be reunited with Jesus in heaven, it’s so hard for us left here on earth. Blessings. *U* Kathleen

  4. Linda DeLaughter says:

    Special blessings to you and your family this Christmas, dear Mary! This is a beautiful tribute to your Mother. She will always be a part of your lives!

  5. Sandy says:

    So sorry for your losses Mary. This will be the first Christmas without my mom. I’ve been doing okay but every now and then I hear a song or commercial that reminds me of her and the waterfall begins. I hope these three great ladies have an awesome celebration together for their first Christmas in Heaven.

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