Everyday I am reminded of the loved ones I have lost. I run across little things, and it makes me smile....and cry, depends if it's "that time of the month" LOL.... I just feel like sharing some of these reminders, because I want to, and because it makes me feel better, and being that this is my blog, I will do just that, hehe...
Shahanna and I went to breakfast this morning......she got gravy and biscuits.....Every time I would go visit my grandparents, they would ALWAYS make sausage gravy and biscuits, and it was the best. We always looked forward to it. Even after my grandmother "Mommy-pa" passed, Daddy-pa would go out and buy "Libby's Sausage Gravy" He would tell me that he knows it's not the same, but since he couldn't make it like she did, he wanted to do the next closest thing he could..... Also, today at the grocery store, I saw a coconut cream pie, Daddy-pa's favorite....I brought him a homemade one a few Thanksgivings ago, wanted to try to remind him of Mommy-pa....Now he is with her, that makes me happy.
"Love you more" .......just a phrase that reminds me of my grandma "Mom's Mom". We always said that to each other every single time I came by to visit her. Also, popcorn, popcorn always reminds me of her, because she always made popcorn balls every Christmas....
My FAVORITE Christmas candy "Buckeyes" They remind me of my Aunt Ellen, that just passed of Cancer, and Mommy-pa who I lost 4 years back. I will continue to make them every Christmas. They will always remind me of them, and it's a good memory I have to carry with me.
REDSKINS, anything Redskins always reminds me of my Uncle John, He barely ever missed a game, and when I was growing up, this was just something I always remembered about him.....
Every time I go to Scott's mom's house, there is one particular chair that Scott's father sat in EVERY morning, when I used to drop Roxy off before going to work. He enjoyed having Roxy there with him to keep him company, and it made us happy that she had company during the day. Now, there is not a time I walk in their house, that I am not reminded of him there waiting for our arrival every morning....
Every time I make a strawberry daiquiri I think of one particular weekend down at Rollin's Fork with Shahanna's family, friends, and Nick Mason. Very interesting daiquiri, that's for sure. Oh, and we definitely learned, you just can't cover up certain alcohol....
When I first got to college, I was assigned to a dorm that was very nice and all, don't get me wrong, but it was an Academic dorm, where you needed to maintain a certain GPA to live there. Now myself, I was just assigned there because they needed to utilize rooms, I didn't have a certain GPA that got me in there, LOL.... Well anyways, so the party atmosphere wasn't so hopping around there, and being that I was a freshman, I really didn't know much of anyone. I did know Ricky. He would come by my dorm, pick me up, and take me out so I could meet people. This ultimately led to me meeting the girls that I would soon call my ZTA sisters.
Just some memories I have that I wanted to share....everyone, loved ones, friends lost, brings some sort of memory to my life that I always will have with me. No matter how small or large the memory, it has all influenced me in one way or another. It makes me a better person.
*What I love
*My husband Scott
*My Mom, Dad, and Sis
*My stepson Matthew
*Weight Watchers Diet
*Laughing until I cry
*Going on trips
*Anything Coach or Tiffanys
*Thunderstorms in the Summertime
*Life in General
*Carl's Ice Cream
*Tropical Smoothie Cafe
*Ultimate White Cake
*A nice glass of wine (or 3)
*Memories of my grandparents