I have this filing cabinet in my heart. It’s always been there, keeping special moments and memories and feelings tucked away safely. There’s no real organization in this cabinet. It’s a free-for-all of sorts, just the way I like it. I never know when I’m going to need to reach in and grab one. You know, surprise myself with my own history. I don’t tell anyone when these memories are tucked away, but, just in case I forget, please remind me that I want to file away the year 2010. All of it.
I want to remember the first time my husband and I walked into our place and felt like it was our home.
I want to remember the sleepless nights worrying about whether or not I’m worthy of this life.
I want to remember the long walks talking about what color to paint the bedroom.
I want to remember the tears wept over mistakes I’ve made.
I want to remember the night I met the fake Dolly Parton.
I want to remember the days I chose to forgive.
I want to remember every single second spent with my family.
I want to remember my realization that the only way to live is by keeping the faith.
I want to remember my accomplishments and my failures, laughter with some of the most beautiful faces, dance parties in the car with the windows open.
I want to remember YOUR love. The love that allows me to do something I’m passionate about every single day.
I just want to remember. The good. The bad. All of it.
Here are some images to go along with this new space in my heart – the folder with ‘2010’ scribbled wildly somewhere on the cover. In no particular order, just some beautiful moments experienced, that I never want to forget. Have a safe and happy celebration into 2011. See you all next year! xoxo