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Life is a series of events - cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What is Forever Love?

I've heard the words, "Forever Love" many times and have also heard many 'nah-sayers' stating that it doesn't exist. I, for one, believe that it does exist. I have watched my two children fall in love and continue to see the gleem in their eyes and actions. I hope it lasts forever. 
I've also been married to the same man for several decades and even though we've had the occasional argument, we're still in love. I can't see myself being with anyone else.
How about you? Do you believe in forever love?

In my humble opinion, the answer to my question is in the heart-warming finale of the movie "Notebook." It tugs at the heart and brings tears to your eyes.

"Notebook" is a story about a man and a woman from different backgrounds, with individual problems - but, there's one thread that connects them together throughout the years and that's - 
'Forever Love.'

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fleeting Thoughts

With age comes the realization that there are things in life that I would have loved to have had - but, with age, the little things and the fleeting moments that caught me off guard, shine even brighter.

He held my face in his little hands and said, "Mommy, I'm never going to leave home because I want to live with you forever."

She reached out - a melted piece of chocolate in the palm of her hand - "Mommy, I saved a piece for you."

Their whispered words of "I love you more" as I tucked them in at night.

Shared hugs and kisses - snuggling - giggles and smiles.

Their pouting lips before they shared a "hurt."
They, too, carved deep within my heart.

Her shuffling gait when she wore my high-heels.
Feeling his tiny arms tighten 'round my waist
- the comfort he found was mine.

A single rose she picked. "Mommy this is for you."

Their rolling eyes of mischief
Their snickers, their sighs and goodbyes.

When I spoke the words, "Did you miss me, kids?"
I was really saying, "I missed you."

These special moments in time
Are mine. Yes mine, all mine!

Tonight, I sit and wonder.
Do they still miss me?

Cherished memories of watching my children grow through the years.
I'm never far behind them - with my camera. :))

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Dance with Me"

When we’re young and we dream of love and fulfillment, we think perhaps of moon-drenched Parisian nights or walks along the beach at sunset.
No one tells us that the greatest moments of a lifetime are fleeting, unplanned and nearly always catch us off guard.

Many moons ago, I took my four-year-old son to an elegant department store, where the melodic notes of a classic love song drew us toward a tuxedoed musician playing a grand piano. We sat down on a marble bench nearby, and he seemed as transfixed by the lilting theme as I was.

I didn’t realize that he had stood up next to me until he turned, took my face in his little hands and said, “Dance with me.”

If only those women strolling under the Paris moon knew the joy of such an invitation made by a round-cheeked boy with baby teeth. Although shoppers openly chuckled, grinned and pointed at us as we glided and whirled around the open atrium, I would not have traded a dance with such a charming young gentleman if I’d been offered the universe.
The little things in life mean the most ~ Cherish them!