i heard a quote from Winston Churchill yesterday that spoke of looking back to be able to see the future. so true! learning from our past mistakes is key to a successful future. more than that i feel that i learned an abundance from my ancestors and their friends. mother recalled a story from her past every day of her life. thankfully, she shared them with me. to this day, i hang my laundry on the line just as she said her mother insisted hers was to be hung. i see her in my mind's eye each and every time. thanks mom.
this summer, we were blessed to have kevin's grandmother stay with us and his mother. i learned so much from the sweet cajun lady. she shared with me her cooking and home keeping secrets and told me of her childhood and early marriage. i will never forget this summer with her.
so today i am grateful for:
::the summer of lula mae vincent and the wonderful talks we had.
::the love my parents instilled in me of the past.
::the chance we get everyday to learn from what we did wrong, repent, and be forgiven.
::the power of communication in marriage. where would we be if we couldn't tackle a problem, talk it out, and move on happily??
::new days....new beginnings