March 25, 2013

Time Stood Still

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 6:37 pm by Debbie

John F. Kennedy once said, “For time and the world do not stand still.” And we’ve all heard the phrase, “time stands still for no man.” Of course, in the literal sense, these are true statements. However, my heart begs to differ.

These past few months I’ve glimpsed a thousand moments where time stood still. Frozen moments. They feel like only yesterday. They feel like a lifetime ago. They are crisp, clear flashbacks that now form snapshots, heart tugs, tears, and smiles. They are the memories that keep Dave’s love alive. Each one a bauble that when strung together create the most dazzling charm bracelet my heart could wear.

Big and small; meaningful, powerful and eloquent; insignificant, trivial and silly – they’re there. The I-do moment, the it’s-a-boy and it’s-a-girl moments, belly-laugh moments, singing-at-the-top-of-our-lungs moments, sports moments, quiet moments, sad moments, proclaiming-brown-to-look-like-poo* moments, smile moments, no-tag-backs moments, and myriad more.

And so, time does stand still. For those moments. The moments that memories are made of.

*As I stood back to admire my newly painted kitchen cabinets the other day (a DIY project that may have been more than we should have undertaken, and isn’t completed yet), I laughed out loud as I realized just how much Dave would hate the color. “I don’t like brown,” he proclaimed. “It reminds me too much of poo.”


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