"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


when do your memories start???

i have some really early memories, but as i get older i can see that the ones that are the strongest are triggered by photo-capture.  my REAL memories that i can recall rather vividly, start at about 5th grade... age ~10ish. 
perhaps my memory span is approximately 20 years though, because i remember recalling things earlier a few years ago...  i dunno, maybe not.  my eldest daughter is 16 years my junior (or i am 16 years her senior, rather).  it's been great raising her since i truly CAN remember what it's like to be her age.  however, it's not as easy, since she's not my blood-line and is very very VERY different than i am/was. 

for christmas i was blessed to have all my siblings together in the same city, in which i drove down (with my family) to visit.  my oldest brother is only 4 years older than me... but unfortunate for him, i don't have very many memories growing up with him.  he was out of our house at 16, and that's just 2 years after my memory stopped working.  and the 2 years prior... he wasn't around much.  it's kinda weird how that worked out for us.  4 years isn't that big of an age gap!  wolfie has a full 6 years before binkins.  i think THAT's a spread... but even between my oldest brother and i, there's another squirt that should help tie the memories (my other brother)...  but alas... no memories tied. 

anyway, what're your thoughts?  when did your memory start giving up?  does it REALLY get worse with age???

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

My earliest memories are tied to strong emotions. Like being completely embarrassed for hugging the leg of someone who wasn't my dad in church. I must have been pretty little when that happened. :)

And my only other thought on memory is this . . . every man on the planet is better at remembering movie lines than a woman. Right?