Do you remember a person, maybe it was a neighbor, maybe a teacher, who did something that forever changed your life? I remember Mrs. Ingman crossing the street and holding me, I was maybe 7 years old, as I vomited again and again on the sidewalk below or hilltop home. It didn’t form who I’ve become, but it has stayed with me, a reminder that we all want to be held, we all fear things and that in those moments of fear, a little comfort can go a long way.
Today over on Blog Nosh there is a post I picked out by a great writer named Jack. The post is about courage and conviction. I really found it, and subsequent posts by Jack, to be incredibly great reads. Pop over and check it out.
And stay tuned, I’m working on another post about remembering. It is an already treasured memory of lifting a still drowsy from a nap Briar in my arms, my face buried in her damp tendrils, and dancing in the waning afternoon sunlight. It’s the kind of memory I know will sustain me.
Sigh, lucky mama.
I have the same kind of memory of my 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Norman. She took special time after school to do a science project for the science fair with me. We grew alfalfa sprouts in a jar. I remember her making me feel so special and how proud she was of me when I stood next to my participation ribbon on Science Fair night.
lucky babies, too
Elementary school teachers have a HUGE impact – for better or worse!
I remember feeling so close and connected with mine because they gave me such positive attention. Actually, come to think of it, it's because they paid attention!
These kinds of memories are part of the reason I started my blog. I forget so easily anymore but by writing about big and not so big moments right after they happen and putting them on the blog I won't forget. ever.
And when I remember things from my childhood or old family stories I have a place to put them to share with Princess someday. I'm sure your girls will treasure reading memories from you blog someday too.
Thanks for this . . .
I was inspired by this post and in turn wrote about it on my blog. It was way too long to write on here. Please check it out