Earlier this week I noted that this was the first anniversary of my mother-in-laws death. Early November includes her “yahrzeit” and my own mother’s. Mostly this does not cause me deep grief, although I know grief. Usually, my memories catch me at interesting times and make me smile.
My sister reminded me of that today as she reposted a blog of mine from this day five years ago. https://revcindylee.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/memories/ This blog and memory still makes me smile years later. My mother was quite the shopper. She loved catalogs, shopping channels and was beginning to get into the whole “online” shopping thing.
It is such a gift to be able to linger over the memories. While occasionally there are still tender spots, mostly there are just smiles and sighs and thankfulness. In a month where many post daily gratitude posts, I am thankful for this gift of memories. I am grateful to remember those people I have loved and lost. Their memory is a blessing and in the moments of memories I say a prayer of deep thankfulness for lives well lives.