In moving into our home, we made a point of going through absolutely, every single bin and box of memories!
In doing so, we found over 100 years of memories! We found pictures of people we didn’t even know, but we knew we were related too! We saw resemblances and characteristics in our family photos, which helped us to see and appreciate where we came from. We always knew these photos existed, but never took the time to truly look deep into these faces.
We began to get to know our ancestry and history more; our roots were beginning to show.
Some pictures brought tears, some brought laughter, and for the most part, these pictures brought big smiles. Our home became warmer with love and appreciation. I will admit, this is the first home we have lived in where all of us have felt completely at home. I’d like to think, by going through all our memories, has contributed to this warm feeling.
In a way, it feels like we are now surrounded by those we have loved and lost; where there was a void, there is now comfort.
Sharing memories in these photos has allowed us to not only feel comfort, but to also start more conversations between us. We put our phones down and actually talk more about our memories.
We even found my old report cards, that clearly stated, “I needed to start paying more attention in class and to stop socializing so much!” LOL!! Little did I know, my social skills would contribute to my blog one day 😉
We have received a cherished gift in going through these pictures!
Sharing Memories – With Good Vibes Only 😊❤