I’m linking up with the Gypsy Mama today. Every Friday she gives us a writing prompt and five minutes to write. No editing, just words straight from the heart. This time I didn’t go over not even one minute and I’m pushing the publish button without even reading it a second time. I am living on the edge this fine, fall Friday!!
Today’s prompt was “Remember.” Here’s what I wrote:
I wonder if this will be a permanent effect caused the events of two years ago.
I’d always heard it said that the holiday season is never easy again after someone you loved so much is no longer there to be a part. No new memories only old ones that still seem so very sharp in places.
But I choose to remember fondly. As so many things associated with my grief, the memories are bittersweet.
But some memories are mostly sweet.
Her texts yesterday and today have reminded me of this.
“I got my first white chocolate peppermint mocha yesterday…..”
“I soaked a peppermint tea bag in my coffee for about two minutes….it was so good!!….Who needs Starbucks?!”
She is attached to so many memories that I hold so close to my heart. So many that are associated with this time of year.
Yes, I remember the bad, the ugly, the hard.
But I remember the friends who stood by. The friends who showed up before I even knew I needed them. The year I learned more about what friendship looks like than I’d ever known before.
And so I choose to remember…..