We say we will never do it, but we do. Every young person has heard old people go on and on about “the good old days”, and they resolve, “I’ll never do that”—but they will!
It’s early Easter morning and I just happened to pick up a magazine that my sister sent to me. I wasn’t looking for something to read, I was making a half-hearted attempt to clean off my desk. I failed to complete the project because of the strong attraction of that little magazine. The pictures from the 40’s and 50’s drew me like a magnet. One page in particular got my attention. Actually there were two, but I won’t talk about the 57 chevy—my dream car! The page I’m talking about was filled with pictures of little children all dressed up for Easter. It’s for good reason the magazine is called “Reminisce”. Wow–those pics opened up a floodgate of memories.
Before the three boys came along, we had three girls—like stairsteps, in rapid succession. I will never forget watching Bev get those girls ready for church every Sunday morning, especially on Easter Sunday. It was quite a show. All their clothes were washed, ironed, and laid out on Saturday night. Then, bright and early, Sunday morning the show began. Bev made sure each one was spotless and decked out to the hilt. What a beautiful picture! I was so proud watching my beautiful wife and those girls walk into church.
Now, back to the story. There was one other picture on that page that sort of summed it all up. It was a picture of a family, still dressed in their Sunday best, sitting around the dinner table enjoying their meal together. All this served to remind me of the importance of the family. We should cherish every moment we have together. The family institution is under attack today as never before and, sadly, many don’t seem to care. Dear friends, we are making tomorrow’s memories today. Let us make them good ones. Think about it!