Sentimental Sunday

28 Oct

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories.
Jesse Jackson
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Memories can be beautiful or devastating, it depends on the moment. While going through closets, bins, and boxes, getting ready to sell our house, I ran across hundreds of items that plunged me into fond memories of years gone by. There were toys, favorite books, and baby clothes. Tears slipped down my face as I unfolded the yellowed christening gown that my sons wore at their baptism three decades ago. It was the same gown that their father wore at his baptism nearly sixty years before. Now, just a bitter-sweet reminder of what was and what could have been. I will save the gown and cherish it, and hopefully one day, it will be worn by another sweet crying baby. I’ll cry again, but that’s OK. “We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories.”

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Sometimes sentimentality is sad.

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One Response to “Sentimental Sunday”

  1. Brenda at 4:10 pm #

    Oh, precious. You are a beautiful person.

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