Friday, March 22, 2013

Remember- FMF

I have gotten out of the habit of writing these posts. But here's what 5 Minute Friday is all about.

You head over to the Gypsy Mama. And follow these steps:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


This weeks prompt is "Remember"

Start:

"Remember, Remember, the 5th of September"-- It is a quote from "V for Vendetta". It is a quote that for some reason I never forget. And a date that never leaves my head. There are dates that are permenantly there. 
Oct 31, 1990- The last time I saw my Dad and the day the divorce was final. 
June 3, 2000- The day I graduated from high school
September 10, 2000- The day my first child was born
September 11, 2001- The twin towers
October 17, 2002- The day Calvin died
October 19, 2002- The first time I actually took the time to talk to John
October 21, 2002- Our first date
May 2003- I only remember the month- We got engaged
June 3, 2003- I graduated from college
March 26, 2004- We got married
April 26, 2004- We lost a baby
November 15, 2004- We had our Calvin
April 6, 2006- I started at CMH
June 18, 2006- Josh was born
July 2, 2010- Miles was born
July 27, 2012- My last full time day of work at CMH
February 1, 2013- CMH closed forever

Of course there were deaths and other events along the way but I don't remember the exact dates. The only reason I remember Uncle Calvin's is that John and I started dating at his funeral. Dates are important things to remember. I don't remember the dates of ages my children started walking or when they got their first teeth. I was never good at keeping up with all of that. To me just making sure I was there and that we wrote it down somewhere was good. Of course with Facebook all of Miles' first are documented more than the others. We have scrapbooks to remember things and social media helps us remember others. But those dates I will never forget. Those are the important dates. They are the ones with the biggest impacts in my life. They are the ones that I remember. 

Stop.

Linking up today at The Gypsy Mama.           


 

3 comments:

  1. I loved this "I was never good at keeping up with all of that. To me just making sure I was there..." That really is the most important thing isn't it? Just being there. {hugs}

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  2. I am the same way about dates, especially birthdays. :-)

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