11 hours ago
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I had flashbacks this week of my last senior season. Andrea Sue....uniforms hung around here way longer than they had before. I caught a little writing of hers after she saw Dan's shirt. She said it still had the sweat, the blood and the tears of the year, the years, of playing together. Like him, she was in no hurry to wash it out; to wash away those memories...she wanted to hold those moments of playing as long as she could. Perhaps that is why, 3 years into college, the chalkboard wall in her bedroom still has the messages she wrote her senior year...before basketball...before they brought home the state championship...when they were making their last memories together as friends and as a team of Clymer Pirates...before they graduated and everything changed so much...
We understand that so much changes, and we wait for those visits home from college, and a chance to, maybe, just for a little bit, remember what was, and share what we hope to be, and together we grow into a whole different relationship.
So today, if a child looks at you, look back a little longer and pack that memory away. In a blink, it will be fast forward.... Live and love for today. Embrace life together.