In Others’ Words: When Moments Become Memories
I live in Colorado — a landlocked state of mountains. And yes, I love it here. I remind myself on an almost daily basis to look up and see the beauty around me. The sunrises. The sunsets. The Front Range. Pikes Peak.
But oh, how I savor a walk along the beach. The sand shifting beneath my bare feet. The waves splashing against my ankles. The breeze kissing my face with it’s salty breath. I feel so close to God when I walk along the beach.
Always have. Always will.
I’m back from a week in Bermuda where my husband and I visited friends. And I have seven full days’ worth of memories tucked away in my heart. Sights. Sounds. Smells. Tastes. And yes, the feel of sand beneath my feet … of waves splashing against my ankles …
I took hundreds of photos, transforming moments into memories … and I have just as many moments-turned-memories replaying through my mind.
- Snippets of conversations.
- The quiet of sitting alone on the balcony outside our bedroom as the sun rose over the ocean.
- Relaxing on the beach while my husband Rob swam in the ocean, and watching a family body surf the waves … remembering doing the very same thing when I was a young girl and my family vacationed at the beach — and then remembering how Rob and I taught our children how to body surf the waves in Destin, Florida, where we lived for eight years.
Moments turned memories. Long after the souveniers fade or break or get sold in a garage sale, the memories remain.
In Your Words: What moments-turned-memories do you treasure? Are you making any special memories this summer? I’ve found the simplest things — like a family water balloon fight — can become one of the best memories. What about you?2 bloggers like this post!