When I was a young girl, I remember going through my grandmother's house and asking her where she got things (such as a piece of furniture or a quilt. I loved the fact that everything had it's own story. Some times she would even say," if this old table could talk it would tell you all the funny stories that were told over dinner on it, or it would tell you how many quarts of peaches it could hold when it was canning season." "Yes, if this or that could talk, oh what a story it would " Maybe that is why my home is decorated with antiques or like my grandmother's house. Like I said it was a safe place and one where I spent many hours at. I learned how to cook SUGARBREADANDBUTTERSUGAR there (no wonder we all had a lot of visits to the dentists) just the name of that recipe told you how bad it was for you! :) It was where I learned to crochet, sew, play checkers,bake and much much more.
Right before Jeff and I got married, my grandmother had to sell her home (that we all loved). I remember her telling Jeff and I to take anything we needed since we weren't going to start out married life with much. What a blessing that was to us and to this day, I have kept those pieces of furniture and they now would have even more stories to tell you, since they have been in our home. Those are some great memories.
I laughed out loud this morning when I got up and got my prosthetic out to get dressed. As I took her ( I lovingly call my prosthetic... MANDY ) out of her box I said to myself. "Come on girl, we gotta get up and moving for the day, we need to make something of ourselves today". Now a prosthetic isn't something that will be passed on from generation to generation like grandmother's furniture but....oh the stories it could tell if it did! :)
So tonight I will leave you with a photo of an old piano that we bought from a dear lady, years ago when Amy started Piano lessons. I remember when we bought it, how she had a hard time departing with it and made us promise to take care of it because of all the love that she had put into playing on it. Yes, everything has a story to tell.
I hope that we all with remember that in our every day lives, we are living out our stories each day. I hope they are stories that we will be proud of and that will inspire others to do the same. Thanks for being a sweet part of my life stories!
"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another." ~ James Matthew Barrie
"Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls" ~ Melody Beattie
"Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story" ~Ashleigh Brilliant
"Their story, yours and mine -it's what we all carry with us on this trip we take, and we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them"
"Home is where our story begin"