Thursday, September 20, 2012

What's in Your Memory Box?

Hello sentimentality! So nice to see you again.

I am the type who gets reminiscent when facing a life changing event. Only weeks away now from having another little girl, I again sit with my memory box, an old shoe box full of cards from family and friends, collected since I was a little girl myself.

Material things do not phase me like they do with others. However, memories and experiences...

Don't get me wrong, I love a designer purse. But if I had only $500, I'd rather spend it on a road trip with friends, or at a bed and breakfast with my husband. At the end of the day, it's really about how you fill in those waking hours, and not about what you have.

And at the end of a pregnancy, it feels wonderful to look back on the past, and knowing that I can share it with my children in the future.

Want to take a peek at my memory box? Here are a few that made me smile:

Cards from a loving husband.

Very impressed that my husband has never failed to celebrate an important date.

Our 2 year anniversary was a fantastic one.

Kind words from friends.

Aww. Miss you too, K!

And you too, G!

 Events that everyone celebrated.

So bummed I was too pregnant to fly to the Lou, but glad hubby went instead.

Love and appreciation from family.

My parents has never missed my birthday. Thank you for always being there for me!

This card came from Aunt S, along with adorable presents for Jo.

Reminders of fun trips.

Atlanta was my husband and my first trip together. I'll never forget falling in love there.

And photos that accidentally sneaked in. 

With my cousin on a trip to Nan Jing.

Yikes! 14-year-old me in the most atrocious dress. Why didn't someone say something?

A candid shot of me dancing with a bridesmaid at our wedding. Such a fun night!

Thank you for letting me share slivers of my past.


Who knew that a worn out shoe box can hold such irreplaceable treasures?

What's in your memory box?

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