Thursday, September 5, 2013

Memories Matter

The memories always linger...

I watched this video about Fred Stobaugh this week. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look. It's a video about a song Fred wrote for his wife Lorraine, who passed away earlier this year. They were together for 75 years.

My husband's parents were married for 65 years before his father passed away. My parents were married for almost 50 years before my mother passed away. The loss of my mother, and Steve's parents is rough sometimes. Steve's mom died on July 11 this year. Steve's birthday was yesterday and it was the first time in his life his mother didn't wish him a happy birthday.

The hard truth is life ends. The beautiful truth is, love remains in our memories.

On a far happier note, our family just celebrated our favorite aunt and uncle's 60th anniversary this summer. We had a family reunion party that I will never forget.

Those strong examples of long term marriage have helped my husband and I weather many storms. On Monday, September 9th, Steve and I celebrate our 24th anniversary.

This song moved us to tears. It reminded us to pause and treasure the time we have together. I'm glad for all the memories we've made over the last 24 years. I'm also glad that we are still enjoying our life's song together.

For our anniversary this year, Steve and I are going to the little cottage by the lake where we spent our honeymoon. Just like we did 24 years ago, we'll be making memories under the stars, memories that will linger on.

Thank you Fred for sharing this song with us. Thank you Green Shoe Studio for making it all happen.

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