Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy Memory


I was having a talk with my youngest son who is sixteen years old. He is a quiet young man. On rare moments, he will open up and have deep conversations. He asked me if I remembered a vacation that we took two years ago. I told him, "Sure". 
My Hubby had a training class and was out of town. I decided to take a small vacation with my children. We went to a Louisiana State Park and rented one of the beautiful cabins. It was only a three day vacation, but it meant the world to my kids. The reason it was so special is that two of my children are adults now. My oldest son is twenty-seven. My daughter is twenty-one. We rarely get a chance to spend time together. My oldest two children work full time as I do, and my youngest is in school. 
We spent time walking and playing on the beach, playing cards and talking. 

My youngest was laughing and asked me if I remembered what his older brother did to him. I wasn't sure what he was talking about. He said that his brother ran in the room and told him he had to come outside because there were girls in bikini's on the beach. Being a typical teenage boy he ran outside only to find a few middle age and out of shape women in bathing suits. His brother laughed and they chased each other around. As he was telling this story to me, he would stop and laugh.

You see, this was his memory. The fun and the laughter is what he remembers. After our talk I starting thinking of how I hope he has plenty of those type of memories. I hope for all my children as they get older that they can have those laughs even years later. 
I realized how much I wish they were little again. Time went by too fast. It seems like I blinked and they grew up. 


  1. Its all about the memories. Those are the things that you can hold on to, even through all of life's changes. Great post.

  2. Awww! What a bittersweet post! It is a wonderful memory to have though, and you can tell how much it meant to them that they still remember it specifically!

  3. I have some wonderful memories as a child, and I'm trying to recreate many of them for my own little family.

  4. I love your posts! What a cute memory.

  5. My most recent favorite memory was my daughter winning first overall in her age division at her National Dance Competition this summer!

  6. having my son of course

    andrea d

  7. My boys being born a memory I will treasure forever!
    Tammy Dalley

  8. Being in italy as a little child~