Sunday, February 10, 2008

Precious Memories

This morning we are leaving town for a few days. My dear little mother will turn 85 on Tuesday and we are taking her to the Oregon Coast for a few days. She recently had a heart attack - her 2nd through the last years. She is not well at all and her strength has been decreased very much. My sweetheart and I have rented a lovely home on the bluff above the ocean where we can sit and watch the waves through the windows. My dear mother is not strong enough for a big family celebration so we planned this trip for a special quiet time together. Just her, my sweetheart and I. She and I will visit an antique or thrift shop together. Slowly. One at a time with rest in between. We never know what a day will bring and we are trying to make each day special and value each moment together. That's what we should all do - always - all the time - with everyone in our lives. So I will be away for a few days and will share about our trip together when I return. Until then we will be talking and reminiscing much about our memories. Our precious memories.
Precious memories, unseen angels,
Sent from somewhere to my soul;
How they linger, ever near me,
And the sacred past unfold.

Precious memories, how they linger,
How they ever flood my soul;
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious, sacred scenes unfold.

Precious father, loving mother,
Fly across the lonely years;
And old homescenes of my childhood,
In fond memory appears.

In the stillness of the midnight,
Echoes from the past I hear;
Old time singing, gladness bringing,
From that lovely land somewhere.

As I travel on life's pathway,
Know not what the years may hold;
As I ponder, hope grows fonder,
Precious memories flood my soul.

Song: "Precious Memories"

Words and music by J.B.F. Wright


  1. Adrienne,
    You are a wonderful daughter. I try to be that kind of daughter with my own parents...and I continually try to make special memories with them as they too are aging. Enjoy the peaceful time with mom...she is so lucky to have you.

  2. Have a wonderful trip and a wonderful time with the Birthday Girl :-) Rosie

  3. That should be a wonderful trip. Say hi to Mom. I love those pictures of your family.

  4. What a beautiful thing to do for a person so special. Have a wonderful time.

  5. Happy birthday to your dear mom! Sounds like you have a lovely trip planned for her. Enjoy!


  6. What a wonderful and memory making trip! Have safe and happy travels!

    kari & kijsa

  7. I hope you and your mother have a beautiful time. You certainly seem to share a very specil kind of love:>)

  8. such precious memories you have...
    enjoy the quiet time with your mother and make more precious memories to last you a lifetime

  9. What a wonderful gift to give your mother; time with you. I pray strength to her so that she can enjoy this trip to the utmost.

  10. Have a blessed time on this important trip. These kind of pictures, of myself and my brother when we were little, our mom so young, pretty and strong, our daddy so handsome, viral, strong, bull headed...they stir such sweet and bittersweet memories for me....
    hugs to you and your little mom,

  11. I hope you are having a wonderful time at the coast. Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom. Love those pictures you posted.

  12. Adrienne

    Isn't this a lovely post! Have a great time with your Mom--we'll all be here when you get back waiting to hear of your adventure!

  13. Your upcoming days at the coast were described to a point where I could clearly imagine the loveliness and tender moments myself. I hope your time together is sweet and memory making. Thank you for such a pretty set of pictures too. You were a cutie pie wee one, and your parents obviously thought the world of you!


  14. Adrienne, I hope you enjoy your time with your mother. It sounds like a perfect quiet time together.

    I've always loved that song.


  15. Today is your dear little Mother's birthday, and what a wonderful birthday gift you are giving her! I can't think of anything better than a peaceful retreat like you described! And of course a visit to an antique store is just icing on the cake!!

    You are so sweet to your little Mother, and you will be blessed for this. Your Sweetheart is also to be commended for his participation in the celebration.

    I look forward to hearing all about your trip!


    P.S. - I enjoyed seeing the pictures!

  16. Adrienne, you look just like your mom. What a sweet little lady she is. Enjoy your time and every moment with your mom.




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