What a blessing memories are.
I realize that in our humanity there are memories that are not pleasant, but the ability to remember is one of God’s greatest gifts to us — this ability to “treasure” things in our hearts. The truth of this statement is the devastation that occurs when someone we love starts to lose their memory. A connection between us is being lost.
In difficult times remembering God’s goodness and promises will bring us peace and comfort. And when we lose someone to death, memories can bring us joy and laughter.
Next week is Jamie’s celebration of life, and even though I am writing this two weeks before the event, I know that the memories, and the smiles they bring, will be many.
As a friend reminded me this past week, “God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.”
And any other time of the year we need them.