Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday, 05 October 2007 - Quiet memories

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for quiet memories as I remember my niece, Elizabeth, 1990-1993.

The leaves of memory
seemed to make

A mournful rustling in the dark.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I study each picture in the small stack of photographs that chronicle Elizabeth's short life. My mother had the foresight to capture the moments and share them with me. In a few days, I plan to send them to her parents. Not because I don't want them. I just don't need them to help me remember. My heart will never let her go.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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