Doin' What You Have to Do

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I almost never watch the news. If anything happens I have to know about, someone tells me and I pick up more than I need to know on Facebook. I do, however, watch a talk show once in a while and it was on one of those that I saw a story that touched me deeply. The story was about a teen mom who shot an intruder to protect her baby and herself.

Shootings happen every day, several times a day, I suspect, so what about this one was different? What about this one affected me while others I didn’t want to hear about?

Select Memories

Posted by Sharon

Two of my three children visited over the holidays. Since it is winter, much time was spent indoors and much of that time was spent visiting – and remembering. Shayne and Cindy reminisced a bit about our life in Crooked River, Saskatchewan when it was just the four of us – Shayne, Cindy, Lana and I. How different one person’s memories might be than another’s – even within the same family! Here are some examples:
  • I remembered my son and daughter doing dishes but didn’t remember that Shayne never washed! (Cindy remembered that…)
  • I remember them doing dishes but didn’t remember they eventually worked out another arrangement – Shayne did outside chores and Cindy did dishes!
  • I remember preparing nutritious meals, baking bread and cookies; Cindy remembers me making root beer!
  • I remember taking all the kids to the forest to get the Christmas tree every year with only an axe and a dull saw. It was always at least -25 and we froze our hands and feet. They remember how much fun it was!
  • I remember not having any money to send with them when they went to sports events; they remember me keeping them involved in activities.
  • I remember that I worried I did not spend enough time with them; they remember me taking them on overnight camping trips to the lake.
It’s sometimes the little things that are most important…