Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The above picture is of me, about 3 years old on vacation with my family in Flordia.
Please see the first "I Remember" blog written by Just A Beach Kat! Her blog reference is in my favorite blogs list below.
I remember seeing our farm property for the first time and knowing that God told me it was ours.
I remember when the Sonogram Tech told me my baby was a boy and I told him he was wrong. 3 months later I gave birth to my Emily!
I remember seeing my husband for the first time and not being able to breathe.
I remember sitting on the floor crying my eyes out the day I left our marriage.
I remember my son-in-law and I, clasping arms around Emily's back, helping her pull up to push during her contractions. It was like a circle of love like I have never experienced.
I remember Madison's first cries and how astonished I was by her beauty.
I remember every time Joy cried because it was so rare and I always knew something was really wrong if the happiest child in the world was crying!
I remember telling my Mother I love you the last time I saw her conscience, and thanking her for adopting me as she slipped out of my life.
I remember my Father riding rental horses with me, even though I knew he really did not enjoy riding.
I remember coming home from school after my brother had been in an accident which blew glass into the back of his eyes and wondering if he would be blind forever.
I remember my first horse show and being ecstatically happy to get a ribbon. There were 2 more horses in the class than there were ribbons!
I remember how much fun Joy and I had taking riding lessons together at Sue's.
I remember the horror I felt as I taught my daughters how to drive.
I remember when Don adopted the girls, even though Emily was already 18 and how the judge told us it was wonderful to be a part of something good (assuming he had to hear a lot of bad)
I remember the births of every animal on our farm and the pain of losing our pets.
I remember when my Grandfather took me to the elegant Pin Oak Charity Horse show and I saw an American Saddlebred Horse for the first time.
I remember getting my braces off and getting a stylish hair cut in the same week.
I remember going to Chicago in the summers to visit my maternal Grandparents and how hot it was! We ate orange push up ice cream and always spent 1 entire day at the down town Marshall Fields store!..and Fannie May candy!!!
Oh my gosh - I think I could go on forever!