Last night I was struggling to sleep my mind was on overdrive and my thoughts were raging.
I had tried to remember a trip I had taken 6 years ago, the memory spurred by a friends comment.
But I couldn’t remember, I knew the day had happened and I had fragments of moments but the whole day was just slipping over the corners of my mind.
No that’s a lie I sobbed.
You see I cannot forget.
I cannot lose those moments of time.
Times when I had four daughters by my side.
When the quartet was whole.
My memories are so precious, they are all I have to hold on to of Livvy.
All I have to wrap around my heart.
I cannot forget.
So last night the tears fell.
I searched every corner of my mind for this day, for those moments.
But still they didn’t come.
Then in pure exhaustion as I closed my eyes to sleep the day returned.
The memory sprang from Its deep hiding place and gave me peace.
The gift of my memories.
Life is so fragile.
We often don’t realise this until it’s gone.
So I say to all, make those memories now.
Share those moments.
Because someday your memories will be the greatest gift you have.
Or the greatest gift you could give.