I took a wander down Memory Lane today. I was driving through the places of my childhood and young adulthood. Places that I only visit now and again. Noticing the changes. Seeing what had stayed the same.
Lots of people crowded my head. Some of them spoke to me with pride that I remembered them. Memories of good, or not so good, times flooded in. Each connection another link in the chain from me to them. It reminded me that we can all wander to the places where our loved ones are still alive. I always think about something I understood from a very early age. I have no idea when or where I heard or got told this. But I know that loved ones stay with us until the last person who remembers them has died too. Then the Spirit family can move on together as a complete group. An important piece of information that my loved ones confirmed for me.
They don’t wander off. They still take an interest in what I am doing. Even though some in my family have been gone for a very long time now. It’s a way of keeping them alive too. So I tell my daughter stories about her ancestors. We discuss how alike our lives are to the ones of family members who have passed over. Or how different. I share the jokes and laughter. The funny stories. And the photos of all their smiling faces. Because I know that they are sitting with us laughing at the stories, the photos and the lives. They made it through the adventure of life somehow. That gives me great hope too. Because no matter where I wander and what I do my family in Spirit will be with me. Encouraging and cheering me on.
I know they will do the same for all of our family still down here. And they will wait until we are all assembled in the pink perfect. Then we will have the biggest party ever to celebrate all of the generations making it home safely. When you get a bit lost in the stress of life take a wander with your loved ones in Spirit. They would love to create more memories with you.
Day 945 of my blogging challenge