Thursday, April 26, 2012

Long ago



{Photos cerca 1980-2006...me and dad exchanging a smooch, mom and little sister in China after we had finally gotten our little babe, big sis and I with our Grapa, a kind note from my best friend, mom and dad at dad's graduation, family vacation in Door County, dad and grapa, mom looking gorg, and my trip to Paris}

Sometimes I find myself being more sentimental than I ought to be.  Maybe a song and a photo of my dad and I kissing when I was 3 shouldn't automatically bring tears to my eyes, but somehow, it does.  Family and memories and love and friends and laughter and old letters...just move me.  I can't believe how blessed I have been in this life.  The goodness that has poured out on me is undeserving and I hope I can always act in gratefulness and love.

Yesterday, after I had worked up the energy to go through our hutch to organize/pitch/clean, I began what ended up being a very sentimental task.  Looking through all these old photos (and like 200 more) and listening to soft music is just a good bad combo.

Matt Wertz's "I will not take my love away" + family photos + me = crying and joy and a confused husband. Confused until we listened to music and danced in the kitchen.  His eyes were all weepy after that one.  

6 comments:

thecoffeehouse said...

dancing in the kitchen is awesome. and so is family ... love this post.

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

being sentimental is good, i feel you!

McKenzie said...

Being sentimental is necessary. Sitting and reflecting on all the amazing memories and people in your life is what reminds you of how blessed you are. Love the photos!

Sierra said...

Sometimes I get a little emotional over things I probably shouldn't. but, eh, it's whatever.
I am a follower! Love your blog.
xoxo,
Sierra
Oh, Just Living the Dream

Sierra said...

Sometimes I get a little emotional over things I probably shouldn't. but, eh, it's whatever.
I am a follower! Love your blog.
xoxo,
Sierra
Oh, Just Living the Dream

Girls in the Green Boots said...

Great pics! Love going through old pictures, so much fun!

Sarah & Kristina