Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday Memories - Memories and Memorial



I came across these pictures in a box from Betsy's. The picture above and the picture below, (l-r) is Betsy, Cindy, Ann. These are Will's sisters. I love these photos!






I had to include one with the four of them . . .


And I could not exclude the wedding shot she had . . .


(I wonder, in hindsight, if there could be do over, would those flowers on those
dresses be so big? hehe)





Betsy, Nephew C, and Cindy - early 2006


This year Memorial Day seems to bring more to mind the Memorial Day weekend three years ago. I honestly could not tell you the date, I just know it was the morning of the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, 2006 when we received the call that Betsy was no longer with us.

So today, for Memory Monday's with Gayle, I am remembering siblings, Will, Betsy, Ann, and Cindy. There are actually some great stories they share, but the stories just aren't flowing today. BUT, for another time, another memory day, I will share some of them then. For now, I am glad that they have fun memories.

It saddens me for them that no new memories with Betsy are being made, that there is that void. But maybe days, moments like these should be the reminder of how precious those interactions are with each other. How pleasant, loving times feed us emotionally for longer than that one moment. So smile and go make a memory today . . . laugh :)



And before any thoughts can arise that I might be leaving others out, I am not. . .




A great big thank you!!

6 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

This post is simply beautiful!!!! In EVERY respect!!!! From top to bottom...pictures, writing, your heart...and the bit of whimsy at the end! ~Janine XO

Gayle said...

lailani, this is such a sweet post remembering family and also those that have given their lives for our country.

elk said...

your story and old pictures are full of special feelings ~ Memorial Day is really a different one for you...the comics are wonderful
...
elk

skoots1mom said...

what a precious memorial...well said

Maggie May said...

Loved looking at your photos.A good idea to remember people who are no longer with us.
We don't have memorial day in England right now, but something similar in November.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Perfect!