Memory Boxes ….

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve kept a ‘ Memory Box. ‘

I don’t know where I got the idea or why I started doing it.

Ever since I was really little, I have put away small mementos in pretty boxes. I don’t let anyone go through them and I believe I’ve only shown them to those close to me a handful of times through the years.

Every piece in the collection represents a beautiful memory stamped in time …. movie ticket stubs, concert tickets, wristbands for resorts and private parties, greeting cards and love notes, poems I was given, coins and money from around the world that I’ve collected through my travels. Even the box itself was a present, my favorite fragrance Juicy Couture. Photos are in frames and albums, these boxes literally hold the memories of my heart.

Since I get wheeled into surgery yet again Monday morning, I spent the day drifting on memories. After the last three surgeries I’ve had, I stopped breathing as I was coming out of anesthesia. Though briefly, it is no less terrifying. The thought of the operating room is cringe worthy in itself and I know I’ll be on edge until late next week. You never know what will happen, so I thought no time like the present to share this special and personal side of me that is usually kept in a guarded place, with my niece. This is a rare glimpse into my memories, my dreams. At the end of the day, I’m a mere mortal, led by love and survived through passion, and tough as I may be, there is a softer side to me.

I’m not much into material things. The way to my heart isn’t through ‘ things ‘ and price tags are irrelevant. The way to my heart is the ‘ feel ‘ of a moment I will never forget. Simply described; it’s a moment you can see when you close your eyes …. it’s like you’re in that beautiful moment all over again.

The contents of these boxes are those moments.

I pray that one day, I will have a whole separate ‘ auntie ‘ memory box. God willing, all this will work out and the hurt will be replaced with euphoric joy.

( Sigh here …. )

Oh, the things that one dreams of ….

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Memory Boxes ….

  1. Hi I have been gone fir a bit bcuz of my health also. I really missed your blog and am so glad to be back on line to read about your niece .hoping your health gets better I will say a prayer for u. How is your sister’ģ&h (88

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  2. Hi I have been gone fir a bit bcuz of my health also. I really missed your blog and am so glad to be back on line to read about your niece .hoping your health gets better I will say a prayer for u. How is your sister and how’s your niece.???. I am glad to be back

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    • Hey there ! So glad to hear from you! …things are still awful regarding my niece, we still have been unable to see her because of the monsters that are holding her in captivity, but the countdown is getting close enough that we can see an end in sight… my sister and I have both had baby girls within the past year and that means we have added 3 babies to the family, four if you count our cousin’s baby.. I trust so much in God that nothing ,not ever will break my faith… I hope you and your family are doing well and I’m so glad to hear from you!! May God bless you and keep you always, dear friend ! 💖

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